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Danske Bank Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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3.5
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Danske Bank CEO Chris Vogelzang
Chris Vogelzang
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Life Balance and Good Management(in 29 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, Lots of responsibilities, Great humor among the collegues and understanding boss(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Majority of databases are in danish, a bit hard for internationals to follow(in 7 reviews)

  • "they're in Denmark, which is not necessarily a drawback(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danske Bank

    Pros

    Professional environment, great management staff, good career opportunities, great pay if you are good.

    Cons

    Can be sometimes little bureaucratic , but nothing too bad. If you love to work for a really big firm, this is the place

    Advice to Management

    Keep on rocking!

    Danske Bank2016-10-14
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bureacrazy"

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    Former Employee - Director in Denmark, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danske Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits Cross sales opportunities

    Cons

    No.....you are still not customer focussed and will not be until most of the older leaders and back office management have been terminated Money laundering in Estonia

    Advice to Management

    Time for a new generation. Put people that are not afraid of meeting clients in charge of back office functions

    Danske Bank2018-07-09
  3. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danske Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good at bonds, FX, rates

    Cons

    Less good at investment banking

    Advice to Management

    de-centralize decision making

    Danske Bank2017-01-15
  4. "Great Career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Applications Specialist in Vilnius
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danske Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of tools and flexible environment

    Cons

    Many Legacy platforms, but they are being rebuilt.

    Danske Bank2019-10-04
  5. "Too young for talented employees"

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    Current Employee - ODD Quality Control 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Danske Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company, a lot of events, trainings and commitees activities, free fruits and sweets every week, health ensurance, lot of changes every year

    Cons

    Company exists in Lithuania not so long so mostly all employees have less experience than they have to have, a lot of mess, rules are changing all the time, employees are creating own rules each for themselves how to do ODD without bigger restrictions. Salary is small and not growing, managers are afraid of continiuos improvements, only few free places for trainings and they are limited to scandinavian languages and... AML, however, after taking it you must work in Danske for at least a year after.

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    Danske Bank2019-10-13
  6. "Project manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Agile IT Moon Shot Startup

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Corporate Slow Big Conservative

    Danske Bank2019-09-17
  7. "None"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danske Bank part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture ethos and opportunities outside retail

    Cons

    Branch work pressurised beyond belief

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Danske Bank2019-10-01
  8. "Danske bank"

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

    I worked at Danske Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big international company, there are some benefits like private health care..

    Cons

    Too much corporate nonsense, small salary, a lot of overtime

    Danske Bank2019-09-29
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service 

    I have been working at Danske Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours to suit you

    Cons

    Haven't seen any as of yet

    Danske Bank2019-09-04
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Uninspiring maintenance work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Copenhagen
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danske Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Good work/life balance * Decent compensation package * Good hardware Note: Definitely not all teams suffer from all the cons mentioned below, but unfortunately some do.

    Cons

    * Job didn't align with the role that was presented during the interview * Slow and cumbersome internal processes - it took weeks to get relevant software and access rights set up, and little relevant work could be done in the meanwhile * Generally built around stale technologies with little motivation to innovate or move forward * Bad ad hoc architecture and a rotting codebase with a lot of debt accumulated over... the years - and no incentive to improve things (partly due to a justified fear of breaking things) * A lot of churn by developers in the team * Minimal and stale documentation and little motivation to improve it - combined with the above, there were many odd edge cases in the system that no one understood * Very noisy and old office * Minimal communication between different teams * Unnecessary bureaucracy when deploying code * A lot of coworkers with little motivation to do anything but what was minimally expected of them * Lack of well defined development processes * Minimal unit test coverage, no code reviews, etc. * Micromanagement * Less than optimal facilities for remote work (via a noticeably slow Citrix connection) * Overly strict network policies and firewall/proxy

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    Advice to Management

    * Think about long term sustainability of products - maintaining, upgrading, refactoring, and paying off technical debt is important, as is spending time evaluating design and architecture decisions * Don't oversell or misrepresent a position during the interviews - developers will move on with little delay anyway * Create an environment in which talented developers would thrive

    Danske Bank2019-08-22
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