LeapFrog

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Creative company with great products needs higher caliber of senior management, better high level oversight.

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Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA

I worked at LeapFrog

Pros

Allows creativity in design, rewards aptitude with growth into other departments or areas (as isolated by interest and performance). High standard of product excellence.

Cons

Senior management a big stumbling block to efficiency, causing unnecessary stress, wasted work and incurring extra project cost for no quantifiable benefit, more often than not.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

New blood would be a good investment. Trust the middle management more, they generally are a competent bunch. Visualize ramifications of sweeping decisions before enacting them, think through the roll out of the same on small and large levels.

No opinion of CEO

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    Cool technology, great people, but senior management is entrenched and needs new blood.

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

    I worked at LeapFrog

    Pros

    Very cool technology and compelling products.

    Cons

    Lots of legacy processes and management hierarchy. Difficult to move new ideas forward. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more software engineering managers and VPs from the outside and adopt standard software development best practices. Leapfrog is entrenched in processes that only make sense from a hardware development perspective.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company but poor senior management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at LeapFrog part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have a lot of idle time to monitor and manage your personal stock and investment if you work in here.

    Cons

    HK Finance people are difficult to work with, attitude is poor and never consider you as peers without any respect! But stupid HR did not take any action to prevent and stop this...
    Most of senior management come in late and leave early!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much headcount, especially on senior management, when there have only few new products a year. Layout those senior management, combine department to smooth communication and slim the organization.
    Get right people in right position, otherwise, stock price can't get up.

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