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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.

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    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