"It is an honor for Novo Nordisk to be named the #1 Best Place to Work in New Jersey four of the last six years," said Jeff Frazier, vice president of human resources. "The sustained level of employee engagement that enables us to maintain such a high ranking is indicative of our employees' commitment to our triple bottom line, as well as the company's mission to change diabetes and help people living with the diseases we treat."
The ranking is based on an independent assessment of policies, practices and demographics as well as a comprehensive employee survey.
In the survey, employees expressed a high level of satisfaction with their work environment. Nearly all of those surveyed had positive responses to the statements, "I would recommend my company's products/services to a friend," "I am willing to give extra effort to help my company succeed," and "I can trust what this organization tells me."
Novo Nordisk's recognition can be attributed in part to unique programs like College Coach, which helps parents navigate how to finance their children's college education. A recently launched program called "I am Novo Nordisk" affirms employees' positive responses to such programs. In "I am Novo Nordisk," employees who exemplify the company's values share their stories about why they love working for the company.
The "Best Place to Work in New Jersey" award is part of the weekly publication's annual survey to honor the companies in New Jersey that show a dedication to their employees' growth and quality of life, which was published in a supplement to the April 26 issue and online at