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Hasbro Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
141 Reviews
3.6
141 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.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Company Driven More on Politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Hasbro

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Hasbro...Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Summer Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - US Marketing in Providence, RI
    Former Intern - 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
  7.  

    Pays well, good benefits but highly political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Contractor position didn't work for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Marketing Associate
    Former Contractor - 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
  9.  

    must lose memory to continue frenetic pace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Co-Op in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Intern - 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
  11.  

    I love working there!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Graphic Designer in Providence, RI
    Current Contractor - 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

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