Novo Nordisk

100 Best Companies 2020-Novo Nordisk
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    Founded more than 90 years ago, Novo Nordisk is continuing its tradition of being at the forefront of innovation in diabetes care and other chronic conditions. The health care company is currently working to use artificial intelligence and robotics to improve patient care. One employee said, “They think outside the box, encourage innovation, and actively collaborate with other health care segments/partners to find solutions to broader health care issues that need attention.”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year90
    Years on list12
    HQ locationPlainsboro, N.J.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryBiotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$8,620
    Year founded1982
    Type of organizationPrivate
    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


    % Women56%
    % Minorities23.3%
    % African-American/Black6.7%
    % Asian8.6%
    % Caucasian/White76.7%
    % Hispanic/Latino5.8%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.4%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.3%
    % Two or more races1.6%
    % Unknown ethnicity0.1%
    Date info providedAug. 25, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)29
    # Sick days10


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Sr. Diabetes Care Specialist
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$107,300
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$32,300
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$139,600

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth-
    # of job applicants19,219
    Avg. # of applicants per opening18
    # New graduates hired8