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Updated 19 Jul 2019

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The LEGO Group Chief Executive Officer Niels B. Christiansen
Niels B. Christiansen
87 Ratings
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  • "Little prospect of securing a full-time job after the internship due to hiring freezes (at time -- this could have changed in recent years)(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Irreplaceable experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + The discount, which is up to 50%. I need not say any more! + You're the face of the biggest toy company in the world, which is an amazing responsibility. The values and culture are textbook stuff. + You get to play with children and interact with nice families; often making their day with things that you take for granted. + Open, positive company that continually strives for ambitious goals. + Lovely Christmas gifts, with one of them being an employee-only model. + Opportunity to visit other areas of the company; providing you and/or your store does well. + You get to share your own passion with colleagues and customers. + Events are sometimes held for customers. + Pension scheme.

    Cons

    - Customers pour the blame on you for; missing bricks in products, gift cards that have been lost, purchasing a model that was too difficult for the child, duplicate gifts, and plenty more. The holidays bring all manner of brain-dead idiots who want their money back for half-built, incomplete, torn products when little Johnny didn't want it anymore (for another 100 reasons). - Often unsociable work-hours, with weekends a guarantee once you're full time. - Despite a guaranteed pay rise each year, you begin at minimum wage and earn an extra 10 pence thereafter. The pay and the work itself simply do not add up, and this company has no excuses given their vast revenues. - Tricky career ladder. The only opportunities in the U.K are retail, admin and one education office. - Massively high expectations in the 'best' (scored) stores. If you make a mistake, you'll know about it... - Off-peak times (when the kids are in school) can be a real drag; especially Monday-Friday. With the exception of the first point, most of these cons can be attributed to all retail jobs, so don't take it for granted that only LEGO stores are like this. Like any retail job, being with LEGO has its up and downs, but the experience is unforgettable. You will have learned so much in your time and raised your own expectations for how a store should be run. I recommend it if either you want to progress through the retail ladder, or you're just looking to earn some money for a year or two outside of studies.

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    The LEGO Group2015-12-09
  2. "Legoland Windsor- Fun until management changed."

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    Current Employee - Attractions Assistant in Windsor, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -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

    Cons

    - 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!

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    The LEGO Group2015-03-30
  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The LEGO Group part-time

    Pros

    Great company they really care about there employees and great benefits for full time workers

    Cons

    This is not a job you can expect to slack at you have to have great customer service

    The LEGO Group2019-07-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Constant changes with little organization"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, benefits if you are full time. Working in a retail location is as easy as it gets for the pay. It’s not like other retailers. The people you work with in the store are generally great. The guests are excited to be there as well. Discount is awesome as a permanent employee if you are a builder. Not super early and not super late shifts.

    Cons

    You don’t have any full time staff under the assistant manager in most locations. Makes it harder to develop people when a lot of times you only see people for a short period of time or in passing on their days they work. Change is good but not as disorganized as it is with very poor execution. Changing thing just to change them and not for the better. Communication is poor and scattered. Micromanagement with no value added busy work. Working in the mall. Slow to execute basic tasks. Upward movement is difficult. Once you are a part of the company seems like they want you to stay where you are a long time.

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    The LEGO Group2019-07-06
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    "A contractor’s perspective"

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    Current Contractor - Freelance Art Director in Enfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like contracting, this is a great company to work with. Many of the contractors I’ve met at LEGO have been there for years and are held in almost the same esteem as full-time employees. There are plenty of smart and talented people, freelance and full-time, to learn from.

    Cons

    LEGO isn’t converting their contractors to full time, so don’t hold your breath if you’re looking for a permanent position. Working as a creative on the e-commerce team can be tedious and production-heavy. Management doesn’t always provide opportunities for improvement and growth.

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    The LEGO Group2019-06-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful, formalized internship program!"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Enfield, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at The LEGO Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities; interns are involved in real work and projects and are invited to sit in on larger team meetings to absorb as much as they can. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. Also loved that they arrange activities and briefings with all of the interns to introduce them to multiple departments so they gain a holistic understanding of the company!

    Cons

    Little prospect of securing a full-time job after the internship due to hiring freezes (at time -- this could have changed in recent years)

    The LEGO Group2018-09-06
  7. "Internship as an assistant key account manager"

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    Former Intern - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The LEGO Group

    Pros

    Startup atmosphere, friendly team, the big bosses eat with the intern, variety of interesting tasks, etc.

    Cons

    Makes huge profits but doesn't pay (it's interns) much, hard to evolve in the firm for the full time employees.

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    The LEGO Group2017-12-09
  8. "Retail Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for. They truly value their employees and promote a work/life balance. Great benefits for part time workers. The company ensures that EVERY employee receives a bonus at every level if their goals are reached.

    Cons

    No full time work available as a merchandiser. Very limited full time positions outside of corporate which makes it difficult to advance.

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    The LEGO Group2017-07-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The LEGO Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really makes your feel like you and your goals are important and relevant. Values and embraces diversity. Supportive teams that work efficiently together to achieve results.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for full-time employment unless going to their headquarters in CT or willing to relocate to another store. Stores are few and far between. A lot of competition from other toy retailers.

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    The LEGO Group2017-03-24
  10. "Fun place"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends

    I worked at The LEGO Group

    Pros

    Free snacks, great people, great atmosphere,

    Cons

    Wish they were hiring full-time at the time I was there

    The LEGO Group2017-02-15

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