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Great opportunities for hard workers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

I have been working at LeapFrog

Pros

Small company that has potential for future growth. Products we make are making a difference in peoples lives. Since it's a small company, your work is noticed, for better or for worse.

Cons

You can't ever miss a beat, it's fast paced and the company is REALLY depending on you to perform. Many people who have been with the company for a long time seem to have great job security even though their work effort is greatly reduced. It's a marketing company first, engineering company 2nd (maybe 3rd...4th...). Engineering does not receive the recognition and budgeting that it deserves which causes products to have high potential but poor execution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to thin out on the under performers and better recognize over achievers, especially outside of the sales and marketing team, the engineering team is where the products come from, yet they never receive company wide recognition for their work, while people who secured a deal with Target seem to be well thanked, remember there would be no deal to make if engineering had not come through.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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  2. 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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