About Novo Nordisk (Pty) Ltd

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with over 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care and has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone and hormone replacement therapies. Novo Nordisk employs more than 40 000 people in 75 countries and has been operating in South Africa since 1959. The company has a broad portfolio of treatments, a strong pipe-line and a determination to go beyond medicine and strongly advocates for better healthcare and health initiatives to positively impact the lives of people living with chronic conditions. Through Changing Diabetes® and Changing HaemophiliaTM

Facts & Figures

Industry Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees 148
Number of active countries 75

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Novo Nordisk (Pty) Ltd

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Pension
  • Long-term incentives
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Wellness programmes