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U.S. employees of the Danish-owned pharmaceutical power player say the company’s Scandinavian roots create a culture that’s “different in a very good way.” There’s a “friendly” and “honest” environment, and the management team is “focused on the physical and emotional well-being” of people who work there.

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Company Info

Rank last year55
Years on list
9
HQ location
Plainsboro, N.J.
Total employees42,847
Job openings (as of February 2017)125
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$16.6 billion
Year founded
1982
Type of organization
Public
Number of work sites6
Websitehttp://www.novonordisk-us.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
no
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women57%
% Minorities24%
% African-American/Black7%
% Asian9%
% Caucasian/White75%
% Hispanic/Latino6%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
2%
% Unknown ethnicity
1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO29
Total PTO after 5 years
44
# Sick days
10
Max hours PTO for volunteering
80
General PTO for part-timers
14
# Sick days for part-timers
5

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Sr. Diabetes Care Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$99,171
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$9,556
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$108,727
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Executive Assistant
Avg. base pay (hourly)$75,475
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$7,699
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$83,174
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$220

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %2%
# of job applicants67,832
Avg. # of applicants per opening53
FT voluntary turnover21%
Jobs filled internally537
% Jobs filled by referral12
# New graduates hired36
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,156

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)36
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)28