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Lego Group Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 15 August 2017
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Lego Group CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
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  • high stress and lack of work life balance even here (in 7 reviews)

  • No full time work available as a merchandiser (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good environment - too much politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Billund (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Billund (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Potential to grow
    Learn how big organizations work with its pros and cons

    Cons

    too much politics
    Slow to change to the 21st century
    No accountability whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, promote honesty, implement continuous learning for your employees to ensure people are up to date in their fields.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre, slow, uninspiring"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Billund (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Billund (Denmark)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - nice work environment
    - flexible hours
    - friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - standard and often uncompetitive wages
    - professional and wage growth is difficult to achieve
    - difficult to get recognized for individual achievements
    - impossible to apply creative and unconventional thinking (i.e. Law of Jante)
    - no personal skill development in terms of external training, certification, etc.
    - too much bureaucracy and infighting between the departments (Corp. IT, HR, DevOps)
    - working overtime is more common than exceptional (can be 150-200% of standard working hours)
    - management is inflexible, mediocre and often unskillful in their area
    - lack of responsibility and ownership
    - too many unproductive meetings
    - the company environment accepts only Danish-minded people
    - can get very boring after a couple of years
    - the HQ is located in Billund in the middle of Denmark (rural area, no railroad)

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow through the innovative and creative strategies to make a difference in the long term.