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The Danish maker of diabetes treatments inspires its 5,000 U.S. employees with videos of patients who have benefited from their life-saving products, from a INDYCAR driver to villagers in Vietnam. A Wall of Honor in the home office features photos of at least 20 diabetic employees, family members, friends, together with quotes about how the products have helped their lives. The company marks World Diabetes Day and World Hemophilia Day by sharing the stories of patients. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year66
# of years on list
8
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Year founded1,982
CEO/Top executive
Jesper Hoiland
HQ location
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Type of organization
Public, Subsidiary
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$16.1 billion
Web addresshttp://www.novonordisk-us.com
Total U.S. employees
5,250
Total employees outside the U.S.
-
Full-time jobs added in last year
-222
FT job growth in the past year
-4%
Number of work sites
11

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$10,000
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
80

Diversity

% Women56
% Minorities23
% African-American/Black
6.8
% Asian
8
% Caucasian/White
77.2
% Hispanic/Latino
5.7
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.4
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.2
% Two or more races
1.7
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
14
Vacation
15
Sick days
Set
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
47

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Diabetes Care Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$90,811
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$28,469.4
Total pay (salaried position)$119,280.40
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Sr. Admin
Avg. base pay (hourly)$60,176.47
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$8,630.42
Total pay (hourly position)$68,806.89

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)274
# of job applicants
32,503
Avg. # of applicants per opening
70
FT voluntary turnover
6%
# of jobs filled
474
Jobs filled internally
279
% of jobs filled by referral
11%
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)72
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)42