November 2011 : Novo Nordisk was ranked 22nd on the first-ever ranking of the top 25 multinational workplaces, adding to other honors it has received as a competitive employer in New Jersey, the United States, and around the world. This recognition was sponsored by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc., known for its efforts to identify and share best practices in company management and culture.
The World's Best Multinational Workplaces List is the first-ever ranking of the top 25 best workplaces that are determined through the lens of the company employees. Qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent (or 5,000 employees) of their global workforce must work outside of the company's home country.
"As a global company, we're striving to establish a unified culture that brings out the best in our employees. They are key to helping us deliver new and innovative medicines to customers and patients," said Jeff Frazier, corporate vice president, Human Resources, Novo Nordisk, Inc. "We're honored to be associated with other leading corporations that get great work done by doing well for their employees."
Various countries within Novo Nordisk's network of local affiliates have been listed as a "Best Company" at least once since 2002. Those affiliates winning top honors in the past have included Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Novo Nordisk Inc., the United States affiliate, has been ranked in the Fortune Magazine's Best Places to Work listing since 2009, achieving 47th in 2011, along with being recognized as a top employer in New Jersey since 2005. Other organizations recognizing Novo Nordisk's corporate practices and culture include Conceive Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, and the Dave Thomas Foundation's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.