Hasbro Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
124 Reviews
3.5
124 Reviews
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Hasbro President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
Brian Goldner
79 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a work week that is half day Fridays and the hours are made up Monday-Thursday (in 21 reviews)

  • Many different brands to work on (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Hasbro is more reactionary than innovative due to the conservative senior management team (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Temps are the middle child of the Hasbro family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hasbro as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with a great team. Staff and freelancers have it made.

    Cons

    It's in RI. Temps are treated like slaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything is an emergency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Los Lunas, NM
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Lunas, NM

    I have been working at Hasbro part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay for the work

    Cons

    not enough hours per week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fickle, irrational, Hasbro is the definition of job insecurity for most of the staff I met.

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    Former Employee - Product Designer  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting work, good for your resume. Fridays are a half day, but you more than make up for it by working longer and harder Monday-Thursday and working from home.

    Cons

    A very tense environment to work in. They ramp up and ramp down employment based on poor insight and decisions. Hasbro uses a LOT of contracted employment and then cut the people loose just before or right at the end of their contract. Some freelancers they flirt with hiring for years and years stringing them along. DO NOT MOVE TO RHODE ISLAND THINKING HASBRO IS A LONG TERM EMPLOYER their history and actions say otherwise. Since the moment I started the other employees quickly expressed their day to day job insecurity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people making the poor decisions at the top not the talented staff working hard to deliver the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Work

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  East Longmeadow, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in East Longmeadow, MA

    I worked at Hasbro as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Playful employees (play games during lunch), time for personal projects, free pizza Fridays, relaxed corporate culture

    Cons

    Disorganized, constantly felt I was asking for work when there was none, inefficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning and organization, more innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whole lot of meh, with nice people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hasbro as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work with some really nice people.

    Cons

    No innovation, everyone just sends out all their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe hire some of the good talent you're throwing away

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My time as a design intern

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    Former Employee - Design Intern  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly people, nice atmosphere, good for resume

    Cons

    Bad management (my particular case), not sustainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns can be more capable than you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    A joyless, high stress experience. Creativity was not rewarded and our team leader was poorly suited for his role.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Hasbro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent benefits
    High visibilitiy corporate responsiblity

    Cons

    Mediocre salaries
    No incentives for younger employees looking to move up
    Lack of diversity (culturally and stylistically)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the needs of your work force, and not just the board and Senior Management. Cultivate an informed and knowledgeable work force, and don't reward loyalty with title and positions that people are not qualified to hold. Nothing worse than reporting to a manager or division head who doesn't have a clue about the area of expertise he or she is in charge of. And most importantly, try creating a more diverse work force. It's shameful that there is only one woman in Senior Management, and that you can count on one hand the number of people of color on that same board. As a place the wants to call itself innovative and cutting edge, Hasbro has probably one of the most vanilla workforces going. It's not an issue of location in Providence, as much as it is a symptom of people at the top only wanting to look down and see folks who look and think like them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Product Design Engineer Coop

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Providence, RI

    I worked at Hasbro part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the board game division and it was a very creative environment. Worked with marketers, designers, and other engineers. I learned a lot about manufacturing principles and design specifications.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, teams tend to get stuck together. A lot of the work given to you comes in waves.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging work and great people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Director in Pawtucket, RI

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

    Pros

    People, teamwork, collaboration, cool products, ability to make an impact, always new challenges, changing environment

    Cons

    Lack of technology, decisions are made slowly, too much focus on face-time and the RI office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is filled with bright, innovative and passionate individuals - enable them! Be open to work/life integration. Investing in technology and allowing additional work location flexibility would be very motivating to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An outstanding, and holistic perspective of the toy and copywriting industry

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    Former Employee - Brand Writing Intern  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Brand Writing Intern in Providence, RI

    I worked at Hasbro as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting industry, room for creativity, always a fun project going on

    Cons

    Slow day to day responsibilities, needed to be pro active in order to stay busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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