Hasbro Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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Hasbro President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
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. Professional, enthusiastic and well-paying.

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    Current Freelancer - Freelance Artist
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Artist

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great company to work for, but very difficult to grow internally.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Excellent place to work

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    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
  6. A culture of deceit and questionable competence

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    Current Employee - California in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - California in Burbank, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A Company Driven More on Politics

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    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Summer Internship

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    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
  11. 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

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