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LeapFrog Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
107 Reviews
2.6
107 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's definitely a great brand to work for, and has a stellar reputation, and dedicated employees (in 14 reviews)

  • Leapfrog it's a medium sized company with talented people which really love what they do (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management doesn't know what's going on and their decisions reflect their lack of insight (in 17 reviews)

  • Lots of finger pointing, especially from lower to upper management (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products, innovative content, no room to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented, creative, and dedicated employees.

    Cons

    No room for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for growth and upward mobility or risk high turnover

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun brand but lots of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The brand is great. There are lots of fun aspects to this brand that make my job fun like working with fun licensors like disney and nick and being involved with creative and imaginative ideas.

    Cons

    Lots of swirl with upper management. There is a high turn over with higher ups, and each time a new person comes in, there is a complete re-do of processes and decisions that cause chaos in the workplace. Sometimes, the process comes around full circle to where we were, but it takes a

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be good to empower the team more to make decisions.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place overall. Can't complain too much.

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. It's definitely a great brand to work for, and has a stellar reputation, and dedicated employees. There is excellent creative energy.

    Cons

    Product variation was becoming too narrow, and had a lot of room for improvement. Also, there wasn't as much room for growth as would've been ideal.

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  5.  

    Mixed, Depends on the department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at LeapFrog full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice, talented people. Great building/environment/location, Great HR department. Inspiring CEO. Wonderful products.

    Cons

    Lack of resources. In several areas of the company, there are checked out middle managers. Workloads extremely heavy for product marketing managers and creative marketing team due to budget constraints and inefficient allocation of resources. The workload is not sustainable and creates way too much stress even for the most talented and dedicated team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes you need to be lean and the company is in turnaround and everyone needs to contribute, but you should require your middle managers to engage with their staff, listen to their teams in the trenches and be watchful of the "YES" managers who are afraid to speak their mind with senior leaders. Require managers to position their best for success, support them, help them grow and get rid of those who are not contributing. Do not stand by while people are working 12 - 15 hour days and through lunch hours for months on end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Children oriented, good products on tablets

    Cons

    No improvement in culture, process or planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, poor management.

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    Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at LeapFrog full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with some of the smartest and savviest people in the Bay Area when I worked at "the frog" from 2000-2003. I was on the product development team and learned a tremendous amount from my peers and managers.

    Cons

    At the time, management had unrealistic schedules and deadlines. The pay was terrible, too. I hope that these things have changed since my time there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Brand, Challenging Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LeapFrog (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome product, some really great people, customers love the company. Wonderful mission to bring learning to kids.

    Cons

    Political, lack of reality about the business climate. Too much reliance on retail and living in the past. Company needs to expand it's product offerings to remain competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go beyond toys to compete in the mobile space.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    LeapFrog is a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeapFrog

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Hard working and intelligent employees.

    Cons

    Not the most secure company.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspiring but occasionally frustrating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeapFrog

    Pros

    This is a good team with an amazing mission that is doing truly cutting edge work. The office culture is friendly and entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Small group going through growing pains while trying to invent a new industry.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leading children's technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Motivated and Inspired employees
    Fair benefits

    Cons

    Traditional hierarchy with multiple levels of management
    Little room for growth

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