If you are going to move to Denmark to work at Novo Nordisk, you will be guided and supported by experienced consultants from our Global Mobility team.
Novo Nordisk is one of the largest companies in Denmark. Around 40% of all our employees work in Denmark . We have a good reputation with healthcare professionals and the general public and we are regarded as an attractive workplace.
Our corporate headquarters are located in Bagsvaerd, a north western suburb of Copenhagen. It has excellent train and bus links to the centre of Copenhagen and is close to Copenhagen airport – approximately 30 minutes by car.
Even though Denmark hosts the administrative headquarters and many of our manufacturing plants and R&D sites our corporate language across Novo Nordisk is English. Take a look at our map.
Novo Nordisk’s culture is founded on the Danish culture. It is characterised by open dialogue from both the top-down and bottom-up, which creates an inclusive and empowering work environment The company’s culture is expressed in The Novo Nordisk Way.
We encourage people to work at our headquarters from all around the world. As a result our local workforce is becoming more international and interaction with people from different cultures is becoming more frequent.
We want to make moving to Denmark a positive experience. We have a range of programmes and networking activities to support the colleagues and their families who have decided to seek opportunities in Denmark. One example is the International Employee Community and NovoNations, which employees have started to help international colleagues and their families settle in and establish social networks. The associations have over 300 members with 50 nationalities.
With a diverse workforce, access to top management and the potential to influence global strategies, working in our headquarters offers employees many opportunities.
When you work at Novo Nordisk’s corporate headquarters, you get a real buzz from being at the centre of an international organisation. It is here that many global strategies are developed in close collaboration with affiliates worldwide. After gaining experience at headquarters there are often new opportunities for international assignments or transfers.
At Novo Nordisk we pride ourselves on our good working conditions and place great importance on supporting a healthy lifestyle among our employees. Our global programme called NovoHealth ensures the provision of healthy food in the subsidised canteens and in many sites employees have access to fitness centre or gym equipment. Generally employees are supported in being physically active. To encourage a good work/life balance, many departments offer employees the opportunity to have flexible working hours or the necessary technology to work from home, with prior approval.
Novo Nordisk offers a competitive remuneration package. To help ensure a smooth transition, the company also provides a support package to employees moving to Denmark.
Denmark is referred to as a safe and secure place to live and raise a family. The crime rate in Denmark is among the lowest in the world, and the 2014 Global Peace Index survey ranks Denmark as the second most peaceful country in the world.
The Danes are renowned for their commitment to green issues. Copenhagen is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world and Denmark is ranked in the top of the list of the greenest countries to live in the world.
Being a small country, you are almost never too far away from the buzz of the capital city. Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan yet liveable city, with many attractions such as museums, performing arts, shopping, historic buildings, a scenic coast and harbour, and festivals.
Denmark has a highly developed infrastructure and a good public transportation system. Employees and their families are able to use a variety of public transport to commute to work and school, including trains, buses, waterbuses and the metro. In addition, cycling is a very popular mode of transport in Denmark as the landscape is flat and most roads have dedicated cycle lanes.
Denmark may offer a special reduced tax scheme for scientists and specialist being employed directly from abroad.
Education is compulsory in Denmark for children from the age of 6 to approximately 15 years old. There are international schools in Copenhagen and the surrounding suburbs. Prior to starting school, Denmark has a public childcare system as an integral part of the social welfare system. In addition, there is a nursery for children aged 0-6 onsite at Novo Nordisk’s headquarters in Bagsvaerd, close to Copenhagen, although places are limited.
Global Mobility is responsible for managing employee mobility processes, principles, guidelines and tools. Global Mobility coordinates all international moves worldwide, and additionally provides hands-on support for assignments into our headquarters in Denmark.
The team consists of: