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Helpful (5)

Good opportunity to become part of a turn around

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wayne, NJ
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wayne, NJ
Approves of CEO

Pros

Assuming you perform well in your current position, it is easy to move around the company thanks to an initiative from the CFO to promote internal recruiting and interdepartmental knowledge transfer. The corporate headquarters is understaffed, which leaves extra opportunity to step up and shine. Toys R Us is privately held and going through a "turn-around" phase. We are starting to make up some of the lost market share to our major competitors Target and Wal-Mart. New successful Toys R Us strategy: Toys has rolled out a promising initiative to place Toys and Babies stores next to each other to capture more of the transitional age group between babies and juvenile aged children. This new concept has been successful and is being rolled out to the rest of the chain. Brand equity.

Cons

The location of the corporate headquarters in Wayne, NJ is unfortunate. The commute to Wayne, NJ is long from NYC or Hoboken, NJ. The traffic is horrible and owning a car in NY/NJ is very expensive. Unless you're married with kids, life in suburban NJ could be depressing for a young professional. Toys has a very hierarchical structure, which makes it harder to get things done unless you go through the right person who has a high enough position within the company and connections. It is important to travel through the appropriate channels to accomplish a certain task, which reduces productivity. The current budget for pay raises is close to nil.

Advice to Management

Employee retention will be a problem with the current budget for annual reviews.

Other Employee Reviews for Toys ''R'' Us

  1. Helpful (1)

    Babies "R" Us is a fun place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The health benefits for full time employees are very good and affordable. Management is genuinely concerned about their employees both at work and with their personal lives. It's a really fun place to work, you get to help expectant parents with all of their baby purchases. There is great opportunity for growth and advancement within the company. They always prefer to promote from within rather than hire from the outside.

    Cons

    The pay rate isn't that good, the hours aren't very good, and the vacation time isn't very good. You have to be out of work for a minimum of three days in order to use your sick time. It's difficult to get ahold of anyone at the benefits center if you have questions about anything.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the store workers more when they have ideas. These are the people on the front lines dealing with the customers every day.


  2. No longer a Toys R Us kid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Driver in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get comp days based on your hours of work.They do have excellent benefits,good equipment to drive.Once you learn where all the stores are it is real easy work,unless you have to pull doubles.

    Cons

    Poor management,lack of input into easier ways to do your job

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


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