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No leadership in IT, no team work & Leaders are busy to secure their jobs

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Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Emeryville, CA

I worked at LeapFrog full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Making Educational toys and helping kids is pride

Cons

No team work, one man show and no career growth, bad work environment in IT

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Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Mixed, Depends on the department.

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

    I worked at LeapFrog full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice, talented people. Great building/environment/location, Great HR department. Inspiring CEO. Wonderful products.

    Cons

    Lack of resources. In several areas of the company, there are checked out middle managers. Workloads extremely heavy for product marketing managers and creative marketing team due to budget constraints and inefficient allocation of resources. The workload is not sustainable and creates way too much stress even for the most talented and dedicated team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes you need to be lean and the company is in turnaround and everyone needs to contribute, but you should require your middle managers to engage with their staff, listen to their teams in the trenches and be watchful of the "YES" managers who are afraid to speak their mind with senior leaders. Require managers to position their best for success, support them, help them grow and get rid of those who are not contributing. Do not stand by while people are working 12 - 15 hour days and through lunch hours for months on end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very political and unhealthy environment

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

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    In the summer they close Emeryville office at 2pm. OK benefits. Good location

    Cons

    Very political environment. Bias incompetent management who are dismissive of new ideas and improvement. Not innovative. Senior Management lacks vision. Systems are really old and defective and NO documentation or processes for business anywhere. Every department is short staffed, so people work long hours of overtime. Management do not value employee's life.
    During the interview - they will promise you the world. Do not expect to get trained on anything. If you ask questions, Managements gets very defensive.
    If you take your job seriously, value accuracy, try to be efficient and good at it and try to change the unhealthy environment around you - there will be resistance. Lots of self inflated old-timers who lacks technical or theoretical knowledge and do NOT like change.
    Managers never take responsibility for anything and not afraid to let employees know that they are all disposable. Do not expect to get promoted within -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the self inflated middle managers and bring in new blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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