Hasbro Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Hasbro President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
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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. Best place to be in RI

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pawtucket, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The people, atmosphere, ability to work cross-functionally, fun events.

    Cons

    There is no negative that comes to mind. I have worked at other companies and Hasbro is by far the best in all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Be transparent and allow your employees to understand the bigger picture as well as day to day plan.

  2. Online Marketing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hasbro

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

    Pros

    Included on team meeting to learn all aspect of Online Marketing

    Cons

    Not enough tasks for hours worked

    Advice to Management

    Structure position to hold more responsibilities

  3. Fun, Fast and Friendly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Girl's Brand Design in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Intern - Girl's Brand Design in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amaing coworkers, constantly changing projects and always looking forward to the next big thing. Hasbro is just as fun to work for as their products are for kids. They are open to new ideas and want to hear from everyone that works there. Even though I was just an intern, I still very much felt a part of the team and valued.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, a LOT of fast turn around, some systems are out of date and frustrating to use, stuck in your brand without a lot of awareness to what goes on in others

    Advice to Management

    Update the file sharing system to something iterative for the designers, as the current file sharing baseline is buggy, confusing and very easy to mess up through im-proper uploads.

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  5. Amazing team, company to work for and extremely fun. Excellent work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packaging Designer in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Packaging Designer in Providence, RI

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

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

    Pros

    Organized, fun environment and great teams

    Cons

    pay is not that greatest

  6. Professional, enthusiastic and well-paying.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Artist
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Artist

    I have been working at Hasbro (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I haven't had a single project with Hasbro that wasn't headed by good ADs and CDs just wanting to make a great product. Excellent communication, clear work terms and a lot of reasonable flexibility during the jobs. My favorite client!

    Cons

    I can't think of one.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what you're doing. From the freelance point of view, you've got nearly no room to improve!

  7. Great group of co-workers, fantastic benefits, and the company sends a great message through volunteer work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits - 401K, Time-off, Work schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of transparency with managerial decision making. Some departments are better than others in training.

  8. Great company to work for, but very difficult to grow internally.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented people, great products, half day Friday all year, very work/life friendly, 6% 401K match, good bonus program and good job security

    Cons

    Below average salary, very difficult to grow internally (especially as an engineer), a lot of brown nosing because that's what gets you ahead and very difficult to own the product because so many eyes are on it.
    The good news though is upper management is aware of most of these and are currently trying to find ways to improve. This next year should be interesting to see what they do, if anything.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on promoting growth within Hasbro rather than hiring from the outside. In order to grow at Hasbro, both postiion wise and salary wise, you need to leave and come back. That should not be the case and that is why a lot of millennials are leaving.

  9. Excellent place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro

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

    Pros

    Great culture makes Hasbro great place to work
    Pay for performance is great for those committed to make Hasbro win

    Cons

    Matrix structure sometimes creates politics

  10. A culture of deceit and questionable competence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - California in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - California in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401k matching
    Good office environment and work amenities
    Some very smart and talented people, but usually in lower or mid-level positions
    Strong commitment to philanthropy

    Cons

    Essentially no room for growth or advancement
    Incredibly inefficient systems
    Very little support or resources for ideas that don't emanate from Rhode Island
    Intensely political environment. You'll be lied to and have to learn to play the game over and over.
    Very little value for maintaining relationships outside the core toy business

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who aren't in Rhode Island.
    Value people who contribute to the company, not just financially but in areas of competence where the company is sadly lacking.

  11. A Company Driven More on Politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Some really nice supportive coworkers
    - Half Day Fridays (except for when you have to work weekends)
    - Nice large spacious work environment.
    - Good Benefits and Decent Pay
    - HR was great to work with

    Cons

    - Too Political
    - Too much Micro-Managing.
    - A lot of Late nights and weekends (which cancels out Half-Day Fridays)
    - Too many personal philosophies and agendas
    - Being able to speak and understand "Half-Truths" is an Essential Skill.
    - A lot of bias (ideas are gauged by who says it and how, rather than by its value)
    - Lots of redundant circular conversations/meetings that:
         a.) leave you more confused each time
         b.) takes up your time which means having to stay late to make up for time lost.
    - Working weekends and late nights is expected.
    - No such thing as vacation - only working away from your office "
    - Lots of last minute changes.
    - Lots of redundant work without any sense of progress.
    - A corporate culture deeply entrenched in its ways by people who've been there a long time.

    Advice to Management

    - Need to somehow dilute the Politics so that it doesn't so directly impact employees in the "trenches".
    - Need to stop forcing those required workshops/courses that don't really help - they just take up time.
    - Need to promote individual autonomous roles with clearly defined deliverables - too often roles overlap and people no longer know where one's job begins and ends and consequently they're expected to take on multiple roles and become overloaded.
    - Need to somehow earn trust of employees. politics makes little room for candor.

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