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25. Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 25 (Previous rank: 57)
What makes it so great?
Danish company has impressed U.S. employees with its social mission. Company's stated goal is to find a cure for diabetes, which prompted this employee comment: "How many pharmaceutical companies can claim that their goal is to cure the very disease that keeps them in business?"
Headquarters: 100 College Road West
Princeton, NJ 08540
2008 revenue ($ millions): 8,435

Is Novo Nordisk a great employer, or what?
Novo Nordisk stats
U.S. employees 3,360
Employees outside U.S. 27,000
New jobs (1 year) 306
% job growth (1 year) 10%
% voluntary turnover 4%
Applicants 48,681
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 155
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Diabetes Field Sales
Most common job (hourly):
Administrator/Business Support Specialist
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 22%
% women 55%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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