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Updated 18 Sep 2019

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Ørsted CEO Henrik Poulsen
Henrik Poulsen
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working culture that supports a genuine work-life balance company ethos(in 19 reviews)

  • "Flexible, positive work environment, opportunity, team dynamic(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "In some areas, being non-Danish reduces career opportunities(in 17 reviews)

  • "Your boss will likely be in Denmark and will not have the same relationship/ trust in you as your team members there(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK if you are fine with stagnating your career. Not for ambitious people."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ørsted full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great colleagues - free food - company profile - plenty of experts - training budget - cutting edge technologies - real work-life balance - some best and worst managers I have ever met

    Cons

    - no possibility to get promoted unless you are Danish goldenboy - covert racism - expect your boss to be from the Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Railway or similar crazy Danish state company - lack of direction - 80% of projects get dumped and solution you developed is never going to be used - employee time booking is used an excuse to stop you from being proactive - pressure to be innovative, energetic,... inspirational and pumping the bubble of fake happiness - every 1.5 years IT management comes up with a new strategy that gets forgotten as soon as new strategy comes up - frequent management changes - feedback is discussed...no action is taken - buzzwords used all the time

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    Advice to Management

    If you aspire to be an international company, create equal opportunities for non-Danish employees. If you aspire to be an innovative company, implement innovations instead of pumping the buzzword bubble. If you aspire to digitalize, hire someone else than a former manager of some funny government agency, who is your friend, but has got no idea of IT.

    Ørsted2019-09-18
  2. "Stable and growing company"

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    Former Employee - Project Procurement Manager in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ørsted full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, process, training, work life balance

    Cons

    Can be over institutional with high risk avoidance, at head office Danish background helps

    Ørsted2019-07-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Lead in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ørsted full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, innovative, challenging tasks leading energy transformation

    Cons

    Salary increase policies make it difficult to catch up if you start below average. In some areas, being non-Danish reduces career opportunities.

    Ørsted2019-05-31
  4. "Student Assistant for Comm. and Graphic Design"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant for Comm and Graphic Design in Gentofte
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ørsted part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good salary, enjoyable work environment, flexibility

    Cons

    heavily Danish-speaking, far away from city center

    Advice to Management

    Cater more to English-speaking staff.

    Ørsted2018-12-16
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Probably the best Offshore Wind company in the world (maybe...?)"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ørsted full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    30d leave + bank holidays pa. Fully subsidised canteen. 10% employer contribution to pension. Flexible working (informally managed locally). Lots of freedom to ‘self-direct’. Young, dynamic workforce. Very clear strategic leadership direction. Lots of development opportunities. Lots of training available. Truly HSE lead company.

    Cons

    No performance related bonuses. No company cars / allowances. Too many people / roles, leading to too much differentiation between roles, resulting in lack of cross-functional integration. Basically, too much bureaucracy lending itself to people being able to make a career out of avoiding doing their job. A lot of travel expected, between UK / DK offices and sites. Salaries ok, but total packages not on a par... with other London based employers of similar roles. Too much upper middle and senior management centred in Denmark (but expected as a Danish co.).

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    Advice to Management

    Stop ‘blindly’ recruiting and ‘de-focus’ roles to broaden the responsibilities of the existing organisational structure. Introduce performance related bonuses throughout the company. Introduce company cars / allowances for site based / travel expected roles.

    Ørsted2017-12-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Head of Finance Business Partner Sales, supporting the international B2B and B2C activities, with finance knowledge."

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    Current Employee - Business Finance Manager in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ørsted full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A leading company in the renewable energy industry. We want a world that runs in green energy, and this company is the right one to enable this.

    Cons

    Company is in an internationalization process, so still heavy danish based, so for international people could be difficult to be part of the integrated teams.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate more international managers.

    Ørsted2017-12-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy Intern"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Intern in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ørsted full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work ethic and learning opportunities. Work on real time projects and impact the world at large through the development of new energy mixes.

    Cons

    Not speaking Danish takes away from the social inclusion at the company,

    Ørsted2017-11-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "hire and fire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ørsted full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - flexible working hours - great topics to deal with - new technology , can be proud of being part of this - lovely colleagues

    Cons

    - hire and fire -->have seen many colleagues go (out of a sudden) - huge fluctuation - danish company, decisions made in DK rather any other location, all affiliates have to follow - fast decisions result in many changes , but loosing the link to the strategy behind - career possible if you are located in the right country with right passport - odd scoring of staff if it comes to development talks/ system can... easily get abused by managers - do not care for the people, many colleagues close to burn out

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    Advice to Management

    please also recognise that there is huge human capital and great knowledge in other affiliates than DK and adding huge value to DONG. Also be so kind and show your appreciation and try to keep them.

    Ørsted2017-06-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leader"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ørsted full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very dedicated and strong people who can get stuff done. The company is based on very strong values and a sympathetic view on people. Promotes a sustainable working life.

    Cons

    Danish anchored company. A lot is centered in Gentofte. The company should work on becoming more international and inclusive. I see less career opportunities outside Denmark.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Ørsted2017-03-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - lots of learning"

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    Former Employee - Student Analyst, Trading & Portfolio Management - Energy Markets in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ørsted part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steep learning curve with plenty of opportunities due to the vast concentration of senior talent in the company.

    Cons

    Since the company is partly owned and controlled by the Danish government/state, you can sometime get the feeling that its a publicly company which tends to affect peoples motivations and drive in a negative way. People are very easy going due to the "we work for the government" kind of mentality.

    Advice to Management

    None. Henrik Poulsen is a very inspirational and competent CEO.

    Ørsted2016-12-14
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