Novo Nordisk Honored as a Best Place to Work in New Jersey

Pharmaceuticals leader ranks in top four for eighth year; second top employer recognition in 2012

Apr 26, 2012, 09:00 ET from Novo Nordisk Inc.

PRINCETON, N.J., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk Inc. (NYSE: NVO), a global healthcare company with 89 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, was named as one of the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" by NJBIZ, the state's largest weekly business journal. This is the eighth time Novo Nordisk has appeared on the annual list. Earlier this year, Novo Nordisk was recognized for the fourth straight year as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."

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The "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" ranking is a prestigious recognition of New Jersey-based companies that show a dedication to their employees' growth and quality of life. Novo Nordisk has approximately 1,200 employees in the state, supporting a nationwide network of field-based sales, medical and research staff.

"Investing in our employees means we can do more to improve care to our patients," said Jeff Frazier, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources of Novo Nordisk Inc.  "Novo Nordisk recognizes that our employees are the key to everything that we do. Without the intense passion and focus of our staff here in New Jersey and across the U.S., we would not be as successful as we are today in making a national impact on diabetes and other chronic diseases."

Novo Nordisk offers employees exceptional compensation and an array of benefits programs, including:

  • Pay-for-performance plans;
  • Workplace flexibility;
  • Generous paid time off; and
  • Robust 401k and retirement plans.

Other organizations recognizing Novo Nordisk's corporate practices and culture include Corporate Knight, Conceive Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and the Dave Thomas Foundation's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

The full rankings will appear in a supplement to the April 30, 2012 issue and online at

About Novo Nordisk Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 89 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 32,500 employees in 74 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. For more information, visit

About NJBIZ's "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This phase was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This phase was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The overall registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG).  BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

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