PLAINSBORO, N.J., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk Inc. has ranked 55th on the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list, marking the eighth consecutive year it has been recognized as a leading workplace. Novo Nordisk's selection underscores the passion of its employees to improve the lives of patients with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.
The list, now in its 19th year, recognizes companies that demonstrate exceptional workplace cultures. The hundreds of companies that apply each year are evaluated on five criteria: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie by the creator of the list, Great Place to Work®.
"We are proud to be recognized by Fortune again this year. At Novo Nordisk, our top priority is working to positively change the lives of our patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases," said Jacqueline Scanlan, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Novo Nordisk Inc. "We believe that starts with continuing to invest in our own people and cultivating a workplace environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential."
Novo Nordisk's passion for its people begins with meeting the needs of its diverse team, and empowering employees to reach their goals both professionally and personally. Novo Nordisk's Total Rewards strategy includes exceptional compensation, benefits, development opportunities, work-life and wellness programs.
"This year's 100 best workplaces show – again – that trust fuels financial performance," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Places to Work®. "Great workplaces have significantly less turnover, outperform peers in the stock market and enjoy high levels of collaboration, communication and trust – crucial ingredients to innovation. The 100 best are setting the standard for all businesses."
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
To see the complete 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, click here.
Last year, Novo Nordisk also ranked as one of the Best 50 Workplaces for Diversity in the US and as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the US by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
About Novo Nordisk:
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. With U.S. headquarters in Plainsboro, N.J., Novo Nordisk Inc. has more than 5,000 employees in the United States. For more information, visit novonordisk.us or follow us on Twitter: @novonordiskus.
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