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Terrible leadership, constantly changing priorities, no vision

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

I worked at LeapFrog

Pros

Really good people (but the best don't last long)
Interesting products

Cons

Terrible leadership that is constantly changing, so the priorities are constantly changing.
Not people-centric. Inept HR leadership, who quite frankly, are downright mean and condescending.
Not competitive in terms of salary or benefits.
Highly politicized culture. The "suck-ups" are the only ones with upward mobility.
Did I mention terrible leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a hard look at yourselves and make the difficult changes necessary to save this once interesting organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Creative opportunities are interesting, but the advancement and compensation is embarrassing.

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    Current Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog

    Pros

    The work is interesting an the people are pretty nice. I am happy to be working on something that helps kids, kids enjoy and parent love. Most similar industry positions produce a product that is just for entertainment value.
    I also enjoy the work environment. The space is open and comfortable.

    Cons

    The salaries are not competitive across the company.
    The executive team is all men.
    There is no credit given on products design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your incredible staff, employees that work hard, long hours and design amazing products. Give advancement to those who deserve it, allow opportunity to grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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