Top 10 Employers in Denmark


People are always on the lookout for exciting and promising careers. Many domestic job markets have become so competitive even, to the extent that jobseekers resort to hunting jobs in the foreign markets. Denmark, a high-income country with one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, can be an ideal hunting ground for you. This article explores some of the top Danish companies with the highest number of employment opportunities.

1. Integrated Service Solutions


Headquartered in Copenhagen, Integrated Service Solutions (ISS) provides catering, facility management, security and janitorial services. It has a market value of $6.2 billion and a workforce of about 510,968 employees. The majority of these employees are based in emerging markets.

2. Møller-Maersk


Møller-Maersk’s business model concerns the transportation and energy sectors. The company is headquartered in Copenhagen and has subsidiaries in several countries. With a market value of $46.9 billion and a workforce of 89,207 employees, Møller-Maersk should be top on your list of the Danish companies you wish to work for.

3. Carlsberg Group


Copenhagen-based Carlsberg Group produces, markets and distributes several brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It also has interests in the real estate industry. The company has a market value of $13.1 billion and an employee population of about 46,832.

4. Novo Nordisk

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Headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceutical company that mainly produces, markets and sells drugs for treating diabetes and obesity. The manufacturer has a market value of $147 billion and an employee population of about 40,957.

5. Vestas Wind Systems


Headquartered in Aarhus, Vestas Wind Systems develops, manufactures and installs wind turbines as it core product. Other services include maintenance of wind power plants. Vestas has a market value of $9.8 billion and a workforce of about 19,669 employees.

6. Danske Bank

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With headquarters in Copenhagen, Danske is the largest Danish bank. It offers banking and financial services to both retail and corporate customers. The bank has engaged the services of 14,041 employees, whose hard work and dedication has helped it achieve a market value of $27.7 billion.

7. Pandora


Pandora is a designer, manufacturer and seller of hand-finished and modern jewelry. It is headquartered in Glostrup and has a market value of $12 billion and a workforce of 9,957 employees. Besides the home market, Pandora also operates in America and Asia Pacific.

8. Coloplast


Coloplast is a multinational company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and equipment. With headquarters in Humlebæk, the company has a market value of $17 billion and an employee population of 9,071 employees.

9. Novozymes


Novozymes is an international biotechnology company headquartered in Copenhagen. It has 6,453 employees who collectively work to ensure the company is effective in the research, development and provision of biotechnology solutions. Novozymes has a market value of $14.9 billion.

10. Jyske Bank

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Headquartered in Silkeborg, Jyske Bank has 4,147 employees and a market value of $4.1 billion. It provides banking products and services to private customers, small and medium-sized companies and public institutions.

Although these are the top 10 employers in Denmark, it is essential to remember that there thousands of small to medium-sized business that also offer great employment opportunities. So as you hunt for a job in these large companies, it could be helpful to also consider the SMEs.

If you have any questions about the Danish labor market, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below. Held og lykke! (Good luck)!