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Expats & global professionals in Norway

 
Dear survey participant, thank you for joining our expats & global professionals in Norway survey. We know that relocating to another country is both an exciting adventure, and that it can be frustrating at times. Now we would like to know what your living and working in Norway experience has been like, and how your employer has supported you in the process of moving to and settling-in in Norway.

We have designed the survey so it should take only 5 minutes to complete (this may vary individually).

Your answers will only be shared with third parties anonymously.

Formal requirements to participate:

-You moved to Norway based on acceptance of a job offer here

-You are currently living in Norway, or moved away from Norway less than two years ago

 
Expats & global professionals in Norway

1
I have read the formal requirements to participate (read text above), and qualify to respond to this survey
Yes
No

2
Your Name

3
Your employer

4
Your email address (if you wish to be in the competition for a weekend at Frogner House Apartments and/or 5 Global Mobility Forum tickets - value NOK 3625 each)

5
What kind of work immigrant are you?
Expat (expat contract)
Specialist / global professional (local contract)

6
What is your total number of years living and working in Norway (until today)
Less than 1 year
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-5 years
More than 5 years

7
Are you working in Norway today?
Yes
No, I left within the last two years

8
During the job interview: Among all topics relevant for the assignment in Norway, how much attention was given to challenges associated with settling in a new country, adjusting to a new culture, adjusting to a new job, etc.?
10% or less
10-30%
30-50%
50% or more

9
Did your employer/interviewer include your spouse in the interview process?
Yes (if yes please specify how)
No
Not relevant

10
Please specify HOW if you answered 'yes' above

11
Did you receive relocation coaching, seminar(s) and/or cultural training?
No - I was not offered to participate in such seminars/trainings
No - I was offered to participate, but I was not able to attend
Yes - And it was voluntary
Yes - It was mandatory

12
If you answered 'yes' to the previous question: The coaching, seminars / training were given
Pre-departure
After arrival in Norway
Both

13
Did your spouse receive any coaching, seminar(s) and/or cultural training?
Yes
No
Not relevant

14
To what extent do you feel that your coaching, seminar(s) and/or cultural training prepared you for the actual challenges you were facing after arrival to Norway?
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

15
Do you agree with the following: I have sufficient technical knowledge to perform well in my job
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

16
Do you agree with the following: I have a clear understanding of my job expectations, my areas of responsibility, my goals, etc.
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

17
Do you agree with the following: When my employer asks me about my general social and work situation, I am always honest
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

18
Do you agree with the following: During my assignment, I have been satisfied with my employer`s interest in developing and exploiting my cross-cultural knowledge and skills (global competence)
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

19
Do you agree with the following: I am satisfied with my pre-departure understanding of possible marital challenges while living abroad
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

20
Do you agree with the following: I am satisfied with my pre-departure understanding of possible family challenges while living abroad
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

21
Do you agree with the following: I am satisfied with my pre-departure understanding of children`s age specific challenges while living abroad
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

22
Do you agree with the following: I am satisfied with the amount of support that my employer offers my spouse
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

23
Do you agree with the following: I am satisfied with the support that my employer offers my family
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

24
Do you agree with the following: I was able to understand my compensation package prior to departure
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

25
Do you agree with the following: (As Norway is a high-cost country) I feel my employer gave sufficient compensation to cover the higher cost of living
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

26
Do you agree with the following: I received adequate support dealing with local government bureaucracies
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

27
Do you agree with the following: My employer gave me sufficient support to find appropriate housing
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

28
Do you agree with the following: I have experienced language barriers
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

29
Do you agree with the following: My employer has given me a sufficient insurance package
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

30
Do you agree with the following: My employer has a satisfactory plan for my repatriation
To no extent
To a small extent
Neutral
To some extent
To a large extent
Not relevant

31
Has your employers support had an influence on how you have perceived your posting in Norway?
Yes
No
Not relevant

32
If you answered 'yes' to the previous question; please specify what support by your employer has influenced you the most?

33
Describe Norwegian culture with one word

34
Overall – how would you rate your expat experience living and working in Norway from 1 (very negative experience) to 5 (very positive experience)?
1
2
3
4
5

35
What has been your biggest challenge with living and working in Norway?

36
What do you like most about living and working in Norway?

37
What is the one thing your employer supported you with that you appreciated the most?

38
What is the one thing you would have liked more support with from your employer?

39
If you could go back to the days before you moved to Norway – what is the one advice you would have appreciated (but didn’t get)?

40
Thank you for your cooperation!