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Crayola Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun job, couldn't make it work monetarily.

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Easton, PA

    I worked at Crayola as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, very flexible, creative atmosphere. Lots of opportunity to work on your own ideas. Work can be very fun.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and benefits. Company does not seem to really value or respect its employees, causing many to do the minimum to get by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect those who work for you, and give credit where credit is due. Understand that development inherently takes time, and that quality suffers when overly rushed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great learning experience and even though it is a small company, you get large name recognition.

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    Current Employee - Internship in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Internship in Easton, PA

    I have been working at Crayola as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely friendly and creativity was highly valued. I was only an intern but I still managed to get exposure to a lot of the different sectors in the company.

    Cons

    Compensation of interns in my year were higher at other places. If they paid their interns more, it might make it attractive as well as more competitive in recruiting well-qualified candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value ideas of not the interns, but your technicians too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crayola (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the creative career path in the corporate world.

    Cons

    Not all that great at appreciating employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more collaborative and less competitive between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Crayola

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crayola

    Pros

    Great work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Little room for advancement and promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Colorful

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Crayola full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, a legitimate mission, a great brand and nice people. Opportunities are presented to those that create opportunity for themselves. Self reliance is critical to personal success.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are poor. Poor diversification of the retail business. Still developing fundamental parts of the business. Many in Easton have a myopic or limited view and understanding of the consumer goods industry and retail customers in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond Easton PA to establish positioning of the company,people and the brand.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, great people!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA

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

    Pros

    Well defined brand known all over the world. The employees are very friendly and easy to get a long with. I've made some great friends that are like a family! Work is steady and they're constantly thinking of new, innovative ideas for products. Crayola will be around for a long time!

    Cons

    Lack of communication between groups a lot of times and things get lost in the mix. The work load seems to keep piling up but you're still expected to get it all done even though you're not giving the proper amount of time. The product development process can feel backwards at times as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA

    I have been working at Crayola full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some managers take an active interest in you and help you grow professionally
    I feel supported by my team and my managers
    Casual work environment - people are approachable, wear jeans to work every day

    Cons

    Company is slow to change.
    Some people who have been w/ company a long time don't have a global perspective
    Lack of communication between domestic and international teams -- but improving
    Corporate building seems like it has not been updated since it was built in the 1970s! It isn't an exciting place to walk into as an office building.

    Rainbow cafe (staff cafeteria) feels like you are eating in a warehouse. Small food selection and quality not great despite recent change of food vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more US marketing! There are opportunities to grow sales if we invested more heavily. Yes, everyone knows Crayola in the US, but we still need to be top of mind and turn that brand equity into profits.

    You can sense there is not alignment company-wide on the fact that we are a MNC. Get everyone on the same page, Crayola is global!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA

    I worked at Crayola full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice, smart people. Family environment

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new ideas. Culture of conflict avoidance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing environment

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Easton, PA

    I worked at Crayola full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, easy jobs, no pressure.

    Cons

    Tedious jobs, you could be doing the same job for days.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not equipped and staffed to move to the next level.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Easton, PA

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

    Pros

    Certain departments have a can-do mentality and work across boundaries to work together to facilitate change, solve problems and creatively solve problems. Lots of volunteer opportunities within the Lehigh Valley area.

    Cons

    Lifers protecting their pensions are not to be crossed. "Leadership Committee" insures the welfare of the those that play the game and don't rock the boat. Minimal cultural diversity in employee ranks. Hallmark is the parent company and they handpick the CEO and CFO in order to make sure their interests are taken care of by Hallmark people. They preach an idealized corporate culture but they really need to have a clearer picture of their identity first. They don't know how to have fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't expect employees to blindly go after a goal without a clear roadmap and steps to follow, especially when the majority of the workforce has never had experience performing on a global scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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