Work-life balance is a term that can describe the working conditions in Denmark, where it is possible to enjoy both work life and family life in a balanced way.
In Denmark collective agreements ensure you benefit from a safe work place, fair wages, pay during sickness, terms of notice, flexible hours and much more.
Some areas of work conditions are also regulated by law: holidays, equal opportunities, health, and safety.
The official working week in Denmark is 37 hours, making it one of the shortest in Europe.
As a result, employees in Denmark can spend more time on leisure activities and family life.
In Denmark, it is normal that both partners are working, and that women have great career opportunities.
With good childcare options, where children can be enrolled in a daycare option before they start primary school, women can easily pursue exciting job opportunities.
And with the advantage of a great work-life balance, it is easy to enjoy family life while both partners are working.
The Danish work culture
Work culture in the typical Danish workplace is based on teamwork and knowledge sharing, where the distance between senior and junior employees is generally quite small.
The employees are encouraged to actively participate and voice their opinions in the workplace, regardless of position.
It is expected that employees take the initiative, and the competence of being a good team worker is more important than professional skills.
At work the Danes, compared to other countries, use a high degree of informal tone in voice and interactions. The Danes are highly motivated and mostly enjoy their work life, and are committed employees.
Finding a job on Lolland
The municipality of Lolland has over 17,000 jobs, and within one hour, over 90,000 jobs can be reached from Lolland.
On Lolland, there are jobs in tourism, trade, construction and industry, among others.
There are over 2,000 companies, with MHI Vestas, Scandlines, Lalandia, Codan Medical, Alfa Laval, Ortofon and Man Diesel & Turbo being the largest private companies, each with between 100-500 employees.
There are different job portals where you can find jobs on Lolland.
Before you can start working in Denmark you need to obtain a Tax Card from SKAT (The Danish Tax Authorities). To be able to get a Tax Card, there are other important steps to take first.
Read more about what you need to do before and after arriving in Denmark.