Working in Novo Nordisk’s corporate headquarters in Denmark offers an exciting cultural experience, in a country that has the best business climate in the world - according to the US business magazine Forbes.
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 Support team.
Novo Nordisk in Denmark
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 Social Club that employees have started to help expatriated colleagues and their families settle in and establish social networks. The club currently has over 300 members with 50 nationalities.
Employee benefits and opportunities
With a diverse workforce, access to top management and the potential to influence global strategies, working in our headquarters offers employees many opportunities.
Opportunities for career development
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.
A healthy work environment
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.
Compensation and benefits
Novo Nordisk offers a competitive remuneration package. To help ensure a smooth transition, the company also provides a support package to all employees moving to Denmark.
Always ranking high in independent lists of the best countries in which to live, Denmark offers great quality of life and excellent living standards to individuals and families alike.
Transportation and leisure
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.
The city of Copenhagen
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.
A safe and green place to live
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 2009 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 10th in the list of the greenest countries to live in the world.
Special tax scheme
Denmark offers a special reduced tax scheme for scientists and specialists and a special time-limited tax regime for expatriates.
Education is compulsory in Denmark for children from the age of 6 to approximately 15. 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, although places are limited.
Our Global Mobility team is responsible for supporting the organisation by managing global mobility processes, principles, guidelines and tools, both worldwide and for headquarters in Denmark. The team consists of consultants who have much experience within the field of mobility.