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2 people found this helpful  

Was a great place to work and maybe heading that way again

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

I worked at LeapFrog

Pros

Between 2000 and 2006, the people I worked with on a daily basis were smart, competent and helpful. Generally, a pleasant environment. People there were focused on having a good time getting the work done. Work schedules were generally flexible.

Cons

From 2006 till my departure it seemed like upper management was disconnected. Bloated executive layer. Lack of top-down communication. Managerial churn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to the basics. Focus on the company's core strengths -- rich, educational content delivered creatively and effectively, in my humble opinion.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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  2. 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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