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Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reviews

Updated 9 September 2017
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  1. "Visa Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I like in Danish Embassy in New Delhi

    Cons

    The most difficult was the danish language


  2. "Senior Programme Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Manager-Education in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Manager-Education in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    clean and safe environment, well-reputed organization

    Cons

    it is very difficult to negotiate salary. The employer does not fairly increase the salary annually. They usually consider the annual inflation as salary increment which is not correct. MFA does not treat posted and local employees similarly. They put more work pressure on local employees but posted staff work relax. No duty of care for local employees in terms of security.

    Advice to Management

    Same distribution of workload and treatment of staff. Do not post inexperienced staff to an embassy particularly to Afghanistan.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good work home balance, holidays

    Cons

    often hit by cut backs


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  5. "Efficient"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Advisor
    Current Employee - Commercial Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Earning target pressure
    No hiring and pay-scale structure


  6. "Interesting experience on the highest political level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International engagement with a variety of stakeholders on different levels.
    Networking with stakeholders but at home and at the countries abroad.

    Cons

    The financial costs by the government and that the MFA is dependent of changing governements and therefore by economic ressources.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication towards stakeholders


  7. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Advisor/Business Consultant in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Advisor/Business Consultant in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment, benefits and bonus system
    - Opportunities to learn through numbers of conferences and events
    - Strong work ethic

    Cons

    It is hard to grow further, but the work is enjoyable and stable


  8. "Great - in contact with the world"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great tasks and possibillities for doing a reel difference. International assignments and issues that gives reel flavour to a fullfilling workday.

    Cons

    Clearly a political system with all the troubles that come with that. Limited acceptance of competences from outside the organisation

    Advice to Management

    Pick up on openness and get more short term employees to help the cultural change that is needed on all layers


  9. "Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Adviser in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Adviser in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Danish Foreign Service is a globally operating organisation. We work for Denmark’s interests and values in relation to the surrounding world in a manner that furthers the freedom, security and welfare of Danes in a more peaceful and just world, with development and economic growth for all.

    Cons

    In Denmark the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organised according to the following main areas of activity:
    ◾Foreign and Security Policy

    ◾European Policy and EU Coordination

    ◾Development Policy

    ◾Global Cooperation

    ◾Export and Investment Promotion

    ◾Trade Policy

    In addition there are departments handling Consular Services, i.e. provision of assistance to Danes in distress abroad, Public Diplomacy and Communication, Protocol and Resources (Personnel Policy, Finance, IT, Security etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Denmark has 71 Embassies. An Embassy handles all aspects of Denmark’s ties with the host country and many Embassies cover several countries. The number and location of Embassies is reviewed and prioritised on an ongoing basis according to Denmark’s foreign policy interests.

    Denmark has Ambassadors in virtually every European country, in most large countries outside Europe, and in all developing countries where we are partners in the country’s development.

    Denmark has 6 diplomatic missions at international organisations, for example at the EU in Brussels, at the UN in New York and Geneva, at NATO in Brussels, and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

    Denmark has 28 Consulates-General and Trade Commissions. These provide first and foremost commercial services and are located in areas where Denmark has significant commercial interests. We have, for example, Consulates-General in New York and Shanghai, and Trade Commissions in Bangalore and Melbourne.

    Denmark also has approx. 405 Honorary, i.e. unpaid, Consuls, who are most often local lawyers or business executives with an attachment to Denmark. They help in particular Danes in distress. The Honorary Consulates are typically located in ports and tourist areas.


  10. "Interview"

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    Former Employee - Liaison in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Liaison in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I worked at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Group Interview very nice staff very good environment - international people

    Cons

    Good way to interact with others and show strengths

    Advice to Management

    take more one-on-one approach


  11. "Mixed experiences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great possibilities for posted internal positions around the World, exposure to many different aspects of foreign policy, development aid and international trade. Highly political environment and the potential of shaping policy. Many positions at home and abroad within a varied field of subjects and opportunities for becoming a master of all trades. Free language courses and, depending on department, frequent travels.

    Cons

    The need for being a master of all trades greatly limits the possibilities for specialisation. Very old-fashioned and bureaucratic organisation. A number of cutbacks in recent years have increased the workload substantially and reduced benefits as well as opportunies for travelling etc. Antiquated HR department and policies. Salary levels generally low.


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