I worked at LEGO as a contractor (Less than a year)
Friendly atmosphere that feels more like family. Great working and interacting with fellow LEGO enthusiasts. I loved every minute of it.
Standing outside in the rain isn't always a hoot. They don't pay the most competitive salary out there, especially as you have to work outside amongst screaming kids to be paid less than an employee of macdonalds.
I worked at LEGO full-time (Less than a year)
Working in attractions means you're outdoors in the summer weather
The staff tend to get on very well with eachother
Guests will undoubtedly let off steam at you on occasion
Payroll is done one month in lieu so you may wait a long time for your first pay cheque
Very very poor progression
Advice to Management
Keep your radios on, when you're needed you're needed quickly.
I have been working at LEGO part-time (More than 3 years)
-Worked for Legoland Windsor for 3+ years.Was a great way of earning money and running around outside on your weekend.
- Got a Merlin pass with 20 free entries for you/ friends
- Flexi hours
- Fun whilst it lasted
- Fun with the correct team leaders
- Got to enjoy the fireworks if you had a shift through the show
- After team leaders in my area changed the atmosphere did too. The team leaders in my last year were very lazy and spent their day in the office on Facebook or walking aimlessly around the park in a big group having a chat instead of working.
- If you had a situation which required a manager to resolve or calm down they would take ages to arrive infuriating customers even more and inturn making life difficult for all involved.
- A 0 hour contract meant that if too many people turned up for the day you could be sent home either shortly after arriving for you shift or at lunch time.
- This also meant that in the afternoon although busy you could end up with a shortage of staff due to the unestimation of management in the morning.
- Long term weekend staff weren't allowed the oppurtunity to get qualified on rides to operate them and come new season as Team Leaders didnt want the fuss of doing the paperwork and so instead of allowing qualified veteran weekend staff to get qualified- full time new people were given tests -most of which they knew nothing about or even after "passing" the test didnt know how to operate the ride. Leaving the technically unqualified veteran to run the show.
- Many more instances where Teamleaders made life hard and so ended up quitting- shame as it was such a lovely place to work and the customers and kids were always more than happy!
Advice to Management
Check up on your team leaders- make sure they are not on facebook or aimlessly wondering the park and actually doing their jobs!
Allow people who have worked on certain rides for more than a year to take a refresher test instead of the full questionnaire again. Whether full time or part time this should be the case- allowing then to teach new people whilst also opperating the ride safely.
Guarentee if you have turned up for your shift you will not be sent home.
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