Novo Nordisk number two in global science employer rankings

Company jumps nine places in a year

Novo Nordisk came in second place in the 2014 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. Some 5,394 readers of the publication Science and employees in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries ranked the world’s best employers in a number of fields. Novo Nordisk jumped from being ranked number 11 last year.

Novo fared particularly well in the categories 'Treats employees with respect', 'Has loyal employees' and 'Is socially responsible'.

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Important for a growing company
Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, chief science officer and executive vice president at Novo Nordisk, said that the recognition was very important for the company. "Our researchers around the world are doing a tremendous job of discussing and developing truly innovative and patient-focused products,” he said in a press release.

“The fact that the research community feels that Novo Nordisk is one of the very best places to work matters a great deal for a company growing at Novo Nordisk's pace.”

The company currently has 40,000 employees globally but expects this to rocket to 60,000 within the next ten years.