MEGA Brands Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work. Good close team that woked well with each other

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

    I worked at MEGA Brands

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Listened to associates for input

    Cons

    Communication with parent company needed to be better. Visits from offsite VP's would be insightful to them

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you were. (Fife Team)


  2. Mega Brands

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

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    We got a lot of merchandise for free.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great at all

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you would want to be treated.


  3. Major room for HR and upper management improvement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on new projects. Pleasant co-workers make a difference.

    Cons

    Poor pay raises and benefits. Branch HR lacking in job knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, there are always two sides to a story.


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  5. Fast pace environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would be the discounts on merchandise.

    Cons

    Management is not all that great.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to treat people. They have a really high turnover rate here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's a typical corporation who doesn't seem to value their employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is pretty great. There is generally a great opportunity for travel because they're an international company.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between local branches and headquarters, you get the feel of that "stereotypical corporate culture". It doesn't seem like a company you could grow passionate for. Upper-level staff seems to look down on lower-level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better communication flow between staff and senior management.


  7. Should have had a bed available, because I practically lived there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at MEGA Brands

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

    Pros

    GREAT people!! Wow... can't tell you what a group of talented people that are there. Unfortunately, it goes unnoticed. This is truely their only asset...

    Cons

    There are not enough people working there - as a manager, I had so many things to do that things were getting done half-a**ed. I hate working and not making something great... just good enough. I would have loved to do a much better job, but since I was working about 60 hours a week (on a good week), I just couldn't. When the company was in NJ, there were 300 people, not there are about 50 - and a great work load. DONT EVER SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY TO PURCHASE THINGS!! Just an FYI from experience, I was asked to purchase things, but because we are so overworked, I didn't submit the expense for as soon as they would have hoped... and because of it, I was out over 1k! Others never spent thier own money - and if you apply to this company, make this your rule too! Put yourself first. always because you will be taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE! You can't expect to lay off 300 people and hire 50 to replace them.


  8. Innovative and Nible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEGA Brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gave young employees a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    No clear long term strategy


  9. No reward for hard workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many people are nice and outgoing, the atmosphere is good despite low salary You can surround yourself with talented people (look hard and be perseverant)

    Cons

    Working hard and long hours doesn't get you recognized, you may be verbally rewarded but low chance of promotion Some managers abuse their position and talk down to people Too many managers that have been with the company for a decade No strategy, stuck in production People spend too much time on social media and watching lame videos online and argue they "don't have time" to attend important projects

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workforce, appreciate your staff. Be humble.


  10. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at MEGA Brands full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very nice environment of work where people are helpful!

    Cons

    Was expecting to get a lot of challenges but they never occured!

    Advice to Management

    Improving HR to attract and keep talented workers.


  11. Ok for young people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at MEGA Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, toys, a lot to learn when you are fresh

    Cons

    People promoted based on personal relationships. Hard work is not rewarded at all.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people



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