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Munchkin Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
Updated February 7, 2015
8 Reviews
2.6
8 Reviews
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Steven B. Dunn
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for short term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA

    I have been working at Munchkin

    Pros

    Casual Culture, Management is always approachable, Office environment is casual, Overall employees are very young that brings a youthful vibe. If you perform, you are bound to get noticed.

    Cons

    You are always overloaded with work, Payscale is not so good compared market average in terms of the quantity/quality or work and probably even position. Being a mid sized company there is no definite role, it varies from time to time and project to project. Too much internal shuffling happening regularly in terms of department structures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more people and look at certain things from a lower level in the organization to see hurdles/issues employees face.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, stressful environment

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

    I have been working at Munchkin full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, casual environment, good benefits, majority of people are great to work with

    Cons

    No work/life balance, lack of interdepartmental collaboration, resistance to improve processes, creativity tends to be stifled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration between departments to inspire creativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at Munchkin

    Pros

    beautiful work space, generous and friendly CEO, nice co-workers

    Cons

    not always the best communication between divisions that share project responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to provide flex time for employees w families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exhausting

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

    I worked at Munchkin (more than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus program, Employee discounts, and good benefits. Growing company with great baby products.

    Cons

    ERP system is not customized. Makes work inefficient. Very disorganized company. Company is growing but yet the same amount of employees remain which creates an unmanageable and stressful workload. Some departments have no work/life balance and unfortunately I'm in one of those departments. Has me seeking for new employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either customize the ERP system to streamline processes or hire more employees.

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

    Opportunities to grow and advance!

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

    I have been working at Munchkin

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance and bonus program. Rapidly growing small company that has strong leaders in place.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training available. Some difficult personalities to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Egotistical owner who would prefer to lead by copying others than true innovation and use of the talented staff

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

    I worked at Munchkin (more than a year)

    Pros

    the people - some are great and hard workers

    Cons

    the people - some are as narrow minded and ego driven as the owner. They couldn't smell quality talent if it bit them. The owner is an arrogant man with only one agenda in mind, to own everything, regardless of who he steps on while moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when the owner of the company decided to embarrass himself and the company by stating false facts about his daughter and her modeling career and then having the audacity to actually go on TV (comedy court?) and continue the charade and then uses the credibility of his company to continue the lie, well.. speaks volume of this his integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    I don't recommend

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

    I worked at Munchkin

    Pros

    Clean and modern office. Popular Baby products with good employee discounts. Free bottled water and soda machine.

    Cons

    No processes or procedures in place. Employees seem stressed and over worked. Managers have poor people skills, not a team environment. The systems are out dated and need major updating. People who have been employed there too long are stuck in a rut and aren't look for ways to improve systems, processes, ect.. it's a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with experience to improve processes and to make the company run smoothly. Company needs major restructuring. Instead of spending money on remodeling, use the money in updating the computer systems, programs, people ect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    All the free coke and bottled water you can drink

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Munchkin

    Pros

    Good internship experience for learning about product design and production process. You get to work with a group of talented young designers to produce a wide range of baby products. Also good experience working with engineers overseas on production and manufacturing details.

    Cons

    Most projects are focused on the market potential of known products sold at large retailers such as Walmart and Target. There is not as much opportunity as one would hope for more blue sky ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave and push innovative products. Dedicate research into developing exciting products that are game changes and open new categories. Yes, products that are in the "look, munchkin has one too" is good for business but it's time for muchnkin to mature as a company.

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