Fisher-Price Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. A true gem of a company which we are lucky to have in WNY!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher-Price

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays, employee-oriented events, learning and development options, toy store discounts, on-site cafeteria, on-site employee gym, decent benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid holiday shut-down for most departments.

    Cons

    Have experienced some interdepartmental cliques

    Advice to Management

    Wok hard to retain your talent. These people have kept this company in business for many years. Not necessarily with money (although that is always preferred) but acknowledgement of long hours worked and consistently going above and beyond. Increase salaries to stay competitive with the job market. Require that an Executive team member say a few words during every new hire orientation. It is important that leadership is not just a name on a memo or a face in a video. Stay connected to your team.

  2. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internship in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Internship in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Management is undergoing lot of changes right now

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the workforce

  3. Was great, but don't become a lifer.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing coworkers, fun job. Good people.

    Cons

    Marketing led company. Design Management is not forward-thinking or up to date on trends. All products end up similar with same comments being made to all brands to influence design. People tend to get comfortable and stay for many years without gaining transferable skills.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees to do the designing and concentrate on big picture instead. Make the switch to be design led. Products should lead design.

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  5. Return to Greatness

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, feel good team atmosphere, safe, creative, nurturing environment, located in the middle of quintessential , charming, small town America!

    Cons

    Impatience at the top level breeds bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the greatness of getting back to the basics. Invest in the business and grow it to keep it, not temporarily line pockets.

  6. Great company to work for in the Buffalo area

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher-Price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large corporation with perks like a gym and cafeteria on the campus. Good health insurance etc. Very family friendly-

    Cons

    Schedule is not flexible ( no policy that incorporates working from home etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate flexible work environment (work from home) and job sharing

  7. Fun place to work, but no rhyme or reason to their hiring and promotion.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Services in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Services in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays, mostly friendly environment, pay is ok, fun environment, flexible policies, great neighborhood.

    Cons

    Cliques,good cop/bad cop management, if you're seasonal (and not hired on the first permanent interview) forget about it. I've seen a lot of lazy, under qualified people hired and hard working repeat temps dismissed year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote the people who earn it. It's almost like you want the constant turnover.

  8. Design

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays and benefits are the greatest pros (not much else).

    Cons

    Little room for advancement for most. Formerly fun place to work is conforming to Mattel standards.

    Advice to Management

    Promotional advancement should be used to retain top performing employees.

  9. Volatile

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Fisher-Price full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get a well-recognized brand name on your resume. Marketing, Sales, and Finance are good positions to take. Diverse array of interesting products and creative, team-oriented environment.

    Cons

    Continuing declines of sales make for limited opportunities and high job risk. Engineering and, to some extent, Industrial Design are on the chopping block as the current management believes the same work can be done in China at less cost. PLM system implementation continues to drag heavily on the company and the management will not admit to making a mistake implementing it.

    Advice to Management

    Make good products, the rest will follow.

  10. Very friendly place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineering in East Aurora, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineering in East Aurora, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great people, and team oriented environment.

    Cons

    Competitive market and sometimes difficult to meet standards

  11. producer

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Fisher-Price full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company had a creative atmosphere.

    Cons

    The company also had a comptetive atomosphere.

    Advice to Management

    The work-life balance could be improved at the company.

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