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Hasbro Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
139 Reviews
3.6
139 Reviews
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Hasbro President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I liked the half day Fridays, the toy store and the week off at Christmas (in 23 reviews)

  • Early release on Fridays year round (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • People stay in the company for many years resulting in very old senior management (in 7 reviews)

  • Employees who do the work have little to no value on projects they take on in management's eyes (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hasbro...Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and hardworking

    Cons

    Too many temps, interns and coops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - US Marketing in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - US Marketing in Providence, RI

    I worked at Hasbro as an intern

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere. Great people. Fun products. Loved getting to leave work on Fridays at 1!

    Cons

    Need multiple internships at Hasbro to be strongly considered for full time position following graduation.

    Positive Outlook
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    Great Company - Many Levels of Management (that have different ideas on the right way to proceed)

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Manager

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company at its core
    Solid benefits (if you can use them)
    Creative people
    Company cares about community

    Cons

    Unclear direction on some brands teams
    Very reactionary (seems like teams reorganize every 6-8 months causing disruptions)
    Innovation sometimes is just the repackaging of old brands
    Use of benefits can be hard at times
    Top brands get more leeway to make mistakes
    Advocates of an idea can turn into antagonist once they learn that Sr Management team disapproves of the idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a lane
    Make better products invest in innovation
    Trust your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pays well, good benefits but highly political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hasbro has great product. it is a socially responsible company which gives back to the community and encourages employees to do the same, summer hours all year long, good pay and bonuses

    Cons

    The company is highly political and often more focus it given to what management wants as opposed to the consumer. Upper management can get way to involved in details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy and responsibility to your mid level managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Contractor position didn't work for me

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate

    I worked at Hasbro as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for someone who wants a big name on their resume

    Toy discount

    Half day Fridays

    Cons

    No benefits, sick time, vacation time, holiday time. You'll never work a month and receive a full paycheck because of this.

    Management will lie and say there is opportunity for permanent but I was told my fellow collegues on my team that they all say that to get the temps to stay, but it rarely happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying and feeding people a dream

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    must lose memory to continue frenetic pace

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro

    Pros

    fresh perspectives, wonderful Friday benefits, challenging work environment to learn quickly, fast pace, & half price toy store on site. Never bored, iconic brands.

    Cons

    every Monday was a new week, including new priorities and no traction for previous tasks worked on prior. It was a little like 30 first dates. Very difficult to work any harder than the hardest ever possible. Too much work, too few people and the ever present penny wise pound foolish waste of valuable resources take a toll. Promotions from within are very few and should not be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. Set realistic expectations. promote from within. And care about something for more than 4 days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly recommended employer! Fun and games, community service, group events, and of course HALF DAY FRIDAYS!

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    Current Employee - Co-Op in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Pawtucket, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Half day Fridays every week of the year.
    Many paid holidays (and surrounding days).
    Fun and exciting work environment.
    Discounted toys and games in the Employee Store.
    Highly devoted staff.
    Lots of community engagement, service, and philanthropy.
    High degree of transparency.

    Cons

    Large global organization, communication between business units is sometimes difficult.
    Pawtucket is not the best place to live, and commuting is not easy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I love working there!

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for if you want a good work/life balance

    Cons

    the salary could be a little better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Learning and Working Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hasbro has perfected a work atmosphere that is casually professional.
    There is so much to learn and everyone is more than willing to help you advance

    Cons

    A lot of people are hired on as temps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative people in a hierarchical place

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro (less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative designers; some really great people; good salary; flexible with time

    Cons

    No retained departmental knowledge of how internal workflows operate makes it very difficult for new employees to effectively do their jobs. This wouldn't be a problem if one could innovate new procedures, but this is not possible in a very large and established manufacturer that is not very agile. Very hierarchical which makes hiring entrepreneurial minded employees a mis-match. Also, too many contractors--kills morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the systems obvious by hiring managers who's job it is to manage these workflows. In other words, you need to rehire the middle management that was let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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