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Morale among expats:

It depends on what you bring to it. Anyone looking for a European experience will be very sadly disappointed. Anyone else who is looking for a reasonable family-friendly place for a few years is pretty happy. - Jan 29, 2013
FANTASTIC! I must say that being my first post abroad... This is by far the best expat community I've ever been part of. The first half of our time here there was a mix of personalities and the second half everyone seemed to get along fantastically! - Dec 22, 2011
A mix. Like anywhere it is what you make of it. - Sep 9, 2010
Oil people seem happy, but they have more money for trips out of here. Embassy morale is low, but that is due to housing, GSO, management, cost of flights, and the lack of things to do (except drink). - Aug 21, 2010
Good. As with any post, it is what you make it. We have enjoyed our time here. - Oct 1, 2009
Very good; very close-knit group of people, very friendly and helpful. - Nov 5, 2008
We are all in this together. Some people really enjoy it here and others really don't. The experience is what you make of it. I have really enjoyed meeting the people in the expat community. - Sep 29, 2008
Pretty good. Best among those who are smart enough to get out of town for a fews days at least once every 3 months. It makes you enjoy your time in Baku and time away. - Sep 9, 2008