LEGO office - a dream job
• Office LEGO - a dream job
How many of you knew that the company LEGO - Danish? And she built a local airport? And originally it was wooden toys? Yes exactly!
Here are a few facts:
The company is located in the town of Billund in the south of Denmark. Ole Christiansen, the founder, began making wooden toys in 1932 - and established itself "LEGO" in 1934. The name comes from the Danish phrase "Leg Godt" - "play well." The company is still private - already in the third generation, and at the moment there about 12,300 employees worldwide.
Despite its size, the company believes that it is rather a big family. he spent half an hour with each new employee, describing the company and cute talking on the goals and philosophy of the company - If you get a job in the LEGO, then alone with the CEO (in addition to a variety of introductory courses) you will have half an hour.
Billund Airport, one of the busiest airports in Denmark, was built by the son of Ole - Godfred - with a view to longer convenient delivery to market the company's products.
Today, designers deliver the world from the two central sorting centers - in the Czech Republic and Texas, USA. What is interesting, products intended for the Danish market is still going through the Czech Republic - it is cheaper. 60 percent of sales for the year 2012 - new items. About 5% of all constructors bought by adults for themselves.
The company takes responsibility in case of shortage of parts in the box: just one phone call is needed. It is on hand to collectors: the company says that they frequently call about the "absence" of unusual men in the updates-sets.
Alone mini-men produced 400 million a year - and last year, LEGO has officially become the world's largest manufacturer of tires (yes, we are talking about small, toy wheels)!
Well, let's walk through the office of the company:
In February, the university has organized us a visit to LEGO. The weather that day, do not add to the mood ... but what awaited us inside! Giant blocks already set up in a positive way:
At the entrance - a commemorative plaque to the founder:
TA-DA! Reception of a huge cube:
By the way, logo is made up of little people!
Typically, guests spend the first couple of days, just by playing at the reception:
Why not a company employee?
And can be anything ... to collect something white:
Who can find a part of the plane in the tube?
Original wooden duck, with which it all started - and its modern version.
Then there was a small presentation on the company's values and marketing:
Hungry? It's time to pay a visit to the dining room. Particular attention to the carrot in the high vases:
Or you can just drink coffee:
In the hallway on the wall - the company motto: "Only the best - good enough". Ole Christiansen has always been a perfectionist - that allowed him to create, perhaps, one of the best products in the world:
I looked into a couple of offices, but they are not particularly distinguished - except around a bunch of toys for inspiration. LEGO - perhaps one of those companies where you will not be fired if will catch during working hours for games:
It is time to once again take to the streets:
Multi-storey car park - again out of blocks:
Volvo is detected:
And this is a company museum ... However, this is a topic for another story: