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Lots of progress

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA

I have been working at LeapFrog

Pros

Fun products that help kids learn. Great brand. Fun place to work. Company meetings. Lots of friendly employees who really care about the company.

Cons

Over the years I have seen a lot of changes. There's been lots of turnover and some really poor management. Things have got a lot better over the last 6 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of positive changes in 2011. New leadership has made lots of good changes and should continue to build teamwork across work groups.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good brand; terrible senior management

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at LeapFrog

    Pros

    - Fun, creative co-workers. Casual culture
    - Work-life balance
    - Products that make you feel good about your job
    - Decent benefits package
    - One of the few B2C product companies in California
    - New CEO brings in hope for a better future

    Cons

    - Cartel of incompetent senior management: legacy management that needs to be replaced with leaders who can adapt to today's market demands

    - Politics, politics, politics: Many incompetent senior managers/directors just try to hold on to their jobs. They refuse to take responsibility for tasks assigned to them and blame others for failures.

    - Silo-ed culture: no cross-team collaboration. Inflated egos. People refuse to talk to other teams, ending up re-inventing the wheel several times.

    - Has a history of failing to bring great ideas into action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider restructuring the teams. Nurture collaborative environment. Hire leaders, not managers. Try harder in retaining your best talent. Otherwise, all there will be left would be a bunch of incompetent people who are not employable elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As an intern, i had a very positive experience working across business units to generate and pitch innovative ideas.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Intern  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Intern in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog

    Pros

    Cross-functional work environment; team leaders have an open door policy, and are happy to share their expertise. Strong support from supervisors and colleagues. Knowledge sharing is also strong.

    Cons

    Teams are very protective of their projects, even when changes are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help teams understand that critical feedback should be welcomed, and that punitive measures will not be the result of risk-taking.

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