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Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company, with production facilities in 8 countries, and affiliates or offices in 75 countries. Their key products are diabetes care medications and devices. In 2013 Novo Nordisk reported a revenue of 83,57 billion Danish Krone and had 41,571 employees.
The first part of the application at Novo Nordisk is generally the same for all different positions at the company, this is the online application form. Novo Nordisk is divided in four different branches: supply chain, finance, business management and marketing and R&D.
After your application, Novo Nordisk usually conducts several online psychometric tests and often they will ask you to complete a personality test, and several aptitude tests provided by assessment publisher Saville.
In the next stage Novo Nordisk will usually invite the most suitable candidates for a telephone interview. Assessment-training.com offers more information about interviews. After you have successfully completed the telephone interview, Novo Nordisk will usually invite candidates to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Recruitment centre, this is the same as an assessment centre. This is usually a 3 day course involving presentations, case-studies, group exercises and interviews.
In the group exercise Novo Nordisk will usually brief you with a problem relating to the position you applied for. Subsequently you will discuss this with your group members.
For the presentation exercise, you will usually also be briefed with a problem related to the position you are applying for. It is your task to prepare a short presentation for your assessors how to deal with such a problem.
In a case-study, you will usually be presented with a brief about a case, and you will be asked to come up with a plan of action or to solve a problem. This case related to the job you are applying for. Thereafter you will present your findings and recommendations to the Novo Nordisk assessors. Following this they will ask you some questions about your findings. At Assessment-Training.com you can practice and read more about how to successfully take do a case study.
Novo Nordisk uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
Novo Nordisk usually uses Saville Assessment tests to test their applicants. However, this might differ depending on where you're taking your tests. We, therefore, advise you to inquire about the test publisher and the tests that will be used during your aptitude test.
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and / or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment center where you will take your tests.