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Fun place to work, but has major internal issues

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Former Employee - Marketing  in  Pawtucket, RI
Former Employee - Marketing in Pawtucket, RI

I worked at Hasbro

Pros

You work with toys, which is a really interesting field to work in. There are many smart, motivated people working around you. Great benefits. Half-day Fridays year round. Fun environment and employee activities.

Cons

HR as a whole is incompetent and/or lazy. After they initially get you "in the door", they essentially leave you out to dry, with little to no guidance thereafter. Senior management also tends to cherry-pick their "superstars", who quickly rise the corporate ladder. Others are often left to languish in their positions for years. It's a very disorganized business, with senior management truly not understanding what their employees are working on. They're fed a lot of "yes" talk by their teams, while everyone below picks up the haphazard slack, with the SVPs and above none the wiser (either that or ignorance is bliss). Either way, it makes for a very disgruntled work environment where many different divisions *itch and moan about the same disorganization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revamp your HR team - I've worked at a number of companies and have never seen such ineptitude/laziness as here. Also, SVPs and above need to be more in touch with their teams (not just their direct reports) and be pro-active in understanding the real challenges their employees are under instead of relying on biased hearsay. Many people are dissatisfied with how the business is run and would probably be less so if they felt they weren't spinning their wheels everyday.

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    The best of toy design

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro

    Pros

    Hasbro is fun interesting and always changing. You get to play with toys literally all day. The work is fun and engaging.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for working in another industry outside of toy design once you have spent a couple of years at any toy company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cycle team members more often to bring fresher ideas into the mix. Assess the productivity of some meetings as they can some times lead to lost productivity.

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    Overall, happy place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays
    Movie Premiers
    Week off between Christmas and New Years
    Family culture

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities
    Pay is low compared to other companies in RI
    HR processes not keeping with the direction the company is going. i.e. still alot of value placed in "face time" rather than working remotely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times. If you are trying to transform, you must transform on all levels. Old processes will not support your new vision.

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