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Lego Group Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 23 November 2017
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Lego Group CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
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Pros
  • Great people and work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, potentially fun work environment (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • high stress and lack of work life balance even here (in 7 reviews)

  • No full time work available as a merchandiser (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Very Employee Centric"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lego Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very employee centric
    Lots of development opportunities, if you get time!
    Exciting times with the Global Agenda
    Strong total reward (salary, benefits and bonus)

    Cons

    Need to be more mindful of communication from CM, core messages can be lost in the downward cascade.
    Face needs to fit if you want progress
    Diversity, what exactly is the strategy, promoting employees into senior roles when they are not ready to meet targets.
    Some employees are allowed to get away with very poor behaviour

    Advice to Management

    They should do a better job at achievements.


  2. "Great place to work but very slow decision making"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lego Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Toys with social responsibility
    Global challenges
    Multi cultural environment
    Very clear strategy gives a clear direction on where to go

    Cons

    Slow decision making
    Very difficult to progress from specialist to people manager, even as top performer. I have been ranked as one performing much higher than my level for 2-3 years now and starting to not feel appreciated/challenged

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees and cut the bureaucracy


  3. "Great company. Proud to have worked there."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Enfield, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Enfield, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lego Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO, values, co-workers, AMAZING benefits

    Cons

    very political, glass ceiling (in some departments), US location

    Advice to Management

    Less politics


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  5. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lego Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and work-life balance

    Cons

    HQ location in the middle of Denmark


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing and China Digital Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing and China Digital Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lego Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting product line and enthusiastic, energetic management team. One of the best marketing teams that I have ever worked with (doesn't hurt that they have the best product in the world).

    Cons

    Growing pains in China due to the ultra-fast growth, which is great for revenue but is a struggle for the team to keep up with. LEGO is a very mature, well managed company but working in China is more like being in a startup, on top of dealing with big culture difference.

    Advice to Management

    Continue effort to cascade authentic LEGO culture to China. While it is important to understand China, it is more about how the culture is changed, rather than changing the lovely, familial feel that is evident elsewhere in the world.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good for people who want to put their heads down and not ask questions or raise challenges"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Billund (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lego Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product for kids, great brand. Most of the people are there because they love play and want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Beware the team called Future Lab - leadership team is really poor at people management and changes their minds every time a shiny object or executive enters their field of vision.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity beyond Danish people needs to be truly valued, and more than just on the design teams.


  8. "Senior Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Enfield, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Enfield, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lego Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company, very able leadership, strong vision for the future.

    Cons

    Mainly location, it takes getting used to being in rural CT

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make great work and plan for the long term.