Novo Nordisk

Courtesy of Novo Nordisk

    THE “INSPIRING” mission at this diabetes focused pharmaceutical company resonates with the Danish firm’s “hardworking” and “honest” U.S. staff, who say “coming to work is more than just a job for so many” at the company. Diabetes care is covered for employees, as are college admissions counselors for their kids. Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year73
    Years on list10
    HQ locationPlainsboro, N.J.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)393
    IndustryBiotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$15,900
    Year founded1982
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites5


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Minorities23%
    % African-American/Black-
    % Asian-
    % Caucasian/White-
    % Hispanic/Latino-
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity-

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO29
    # Sick days10
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers5


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Sr. Diabetes Care Specialist
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$102,189
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$30,584
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$132,773

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth-11%
    # of job applicants34,070
    Avg. # of applicants per opening441
    FT voluntary turnover9%
    Jobs filled internally54%
    Jobs filled by referral16%
    # New graduates hired7