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Fisher-Price Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
14 Reviews
4.2
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    First and I think most important: Good people to work with! Colleagues, including management, are always friendly and helpful. The projects are diverse and interesting. You get to work with various departments in the company. Also, the bonus of working for a toy company is: you get to purchase company products at employee price!

    Cons

    Not a big company so there is little hope in getting an offer after internship. Also the company location is kind of rural so most people seem to commute a lot. The pay is just ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Made lots of very creative and fun toys

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun creative atmosphere. Great training. Talented designers, engineers, artists and marketers. Half day Fridays are great.

    Cons

    Seems like Mattel is taking over and more and more jobs are being shipped overseas. Lots of layoffs.
    Slower career progression. The average person has been there for [17] years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your talent. They are your edge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great experience lots of positives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Director in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great salary, good benefits, great team

    Cons

    transitioning to a more mattel oriented position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more innovative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company, but becoming too corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are great and genuinely care about each other
    Benefits and time off
    Half Day Fridays
    Employees really do care about making great toys

    Cons

    The atmosphere has really changed in the last 5 years. Fisher Price use to be a huge company with a local feel and now it's being over run by corporate greed and policies. Corporate direction is focused on share holders not the children anymore. There are layoffs at least once and year and no one feels like their job is safe regardless of their performance.
    Very limited opportunity for advancement and those that have advanced have been fired or demoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle and Upper Management is in the same position as all other employees, watching jobs get cut or moved to Asia wondering if they are next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good resources. Big company. Lots of red tape

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting projects, travel, good cross functional teams

    Cons

    Too big of a company. Inpersonal

  7.  

    Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher-Price

    Pros

    half day fridays, thats it...

    Cons

    horrible management, not allowed to have an opinion, lay-offs, declining market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire management and become a flatter organization

  8.  

    Fantastic vibrant atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Marketing Intern  in  East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - MBA Marketing Intern in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a wonderful experience and a great lively atmosphere. It's definitely a great place for a creative mind. It's very fast pace and the staff are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not easy to gain full time employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help those interns that perform well to find full time employment with the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work in Western New York"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, great work-life balance, and a wonderful brand to be associated with. Some really fantastic and talented marketers, designers and engineers.

    Cons

    Salaries are only competitive by Western New York standards. If you want to move up or make more, you have to move to Mattel HQ in El Segundo, CA. There is an entrenched middle management layer that has grown comfortable with mediocre salaries due to WNY's low cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the striking disparity in the diversity of the workforces in East Aurora (which is relatively homogeneous) and El Segundo (marvelously diverse).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work overall in every aspect.

    Cons

    No cons from my point of view.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineering Co-op

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in New York, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, get to play with toys

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload was a little heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not too much in particular

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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