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poor

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Former Employee - Sales in Malibu, CA
Former Employee - Sales in Malibu, CA

I worked at JAKKS Pacific

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

the pay is very good

Cons

the pressure is very high

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Fun people, chaotic day-to-day, no work-life balance, poor information sharing, high stress, no training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malibu, CA

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool and friendly people that are funny and fun. Most are smart also and passionate about toys.

    Cons

    No training for new hires-- not on the management tools, systems, etc. It is 100% sink or swim. You must be sure to reach out to other, particularly early on, to learn stuff fast b/c you are expected to hit the ground running.

    No work/life balance. You are expected to kill yourself at work. There is also no job security, so people are scared/worried much of the time.

    It feels like a frat/sorority. That can be a pro or a con depending on who you are, but I left college in college.

    Perpetually understaffed, so one person is regularly doing the job of 2-3.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a basic training for new hires for using the necessary JAKKS systems. Standardize business scorecarding across brand groups. Try to formalize the development and management processes more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It was OK while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Freelance Artist in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Artist in Malibu, CA

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a Freelance Artist I was able to earn a decent living working from home while I worked toward my degree. Adored my direct management team.

    Cons

    Billing department had poor communication with project managers. Frequently had to resubmit my invoices for payment and there many times when checks would arrive later than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your team members. Better communication between management, licensing and production team so less time is wasted in second guessing, revisions and redundant ineffective emails.


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