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Helpful (3)

Good work, bad management.

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Former Employee - Packaging Designer in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Packaging Designer in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Impressive selection of major licenses and toy properties to work with. Great potential for learning. Creativity is encouraged. Friendly design staff.

Cons

Depending on what team you work with, certain leaders in upper management are unorganized, unprofessional, and dictate unethical work practices for their employees to meet unrealistic deadline expectations. There is no work balance, a negative office atmosphere, and long hours.

Advice to Management

Overall, Upper Management should treat their designers with more respect. Learn to work productively and respectfully WITH your teams, instead of working against them.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    smile

  2. 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.

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