Ty Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
14 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
H. Ty Warner
9 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Sales rep

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

    I worked at Ty full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great product Product competitively priced Easy to believe in company

    Cons

    Unorganized company Low reimbursement on parking/travel, end up using a lot of your own $ to cover because it caps out at 300$ total a month which is nothing in a large city 100% commission, which is ok, but that being said, the horrible expense reimbursement makes it tough

    Advice to Management

    Raise $ paid to sales reps for their expenses or don't have them


  2. Old Ideas...Stuck in the 90's.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Ty

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

    Pros

    Fun product and hard working peers.

    Cons

    Management was poor, at best. Too much concern for how "Ty (Warner)" would feel and no concern about the consumer and the changing trends in the industry. Company stuck in the late 90's when Beanie Babies were huge. The pay in the late 90's and early 2000's was a whole lot better as well.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your reps what their worth. There's nothing wrong with goals, but be realistic when setting them. Some of the territiories have had a dozen reps in less than 10 years. Not exactly setting your reps up for success.


  3. Helpful (2)

    1996 - "My employees are my rock". 2014 - "Who are these peasants crawling around annoying me?"

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

    I worked at Ty full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Product was fun and made people happy. In the beginning, there was complete appreciation for employees, effort, dedication, etc.

    Cons

    It was a fun ride on the way up but once at the top, things disintegrated. Everyone is now suspect. Warner feels his employees are stealing money from him and treats them accordingly, even though his own decisions are what have led to much of his financial loss.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing the owner to walk on you. Stand up for your employees.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    OK to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acc Exe in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Acc Exe in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at Ty (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Set your own hours. Middle management is good. Product is still selling well.

    Cons

    Upper level management is not in touch with plush industry. Low pay and too many out of pocket expenses.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Loved Loved Loved the Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Ty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Easy product to sell providing the economy is good. Company stands behind their product and their employees with tons of samples and option products. Always have new styles to keep the buyer interested. Fair commission position with decent benefits. Good management with an open mind.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is no base salary offered.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to sell products, great customers

    Cons

    They don't ship most of what you sell and find creative ways to keep you from achieve a bonus, which is based on shipped product that they never have in stock

    Advice to Management

    Stop running a multi million dollar company like a small mom and pop establishment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    High quality product; dynamic, fast paced, work environment; low morale

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

    I worked at Ty full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business casual dress code in corporate office; company name recognition; quality product; fellow employees are hard workers; occasional bonus

    Cons

    No raises, 401k match or annual reviews; low morale; high employee turn over - understaffing; no employee development or training

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees; provide performance reviews and raises


  9. Happy working there

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

    I worked at Ty full-time

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

    Pros

    Good people all enduring the same big corporate issues and working well together. Enjoyable workload and projects.

    Cons

    Decisions changed quickly and without full execution. Downsizing loaded sales persons with far too many challenges and minimal if any corporate support.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive with your ideas. Take risks for the betterment of your team, rather than playing it safe out of fear of backlash. Your team is behind you.


  10. Selling Beanie Babies

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

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

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

    Pros

    Well known product . Beanie Babies

    Cons

    Basically independent contractor,structure not working. Plush industries is dying

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in R&D . The model from years ago at the height of the beanie babie craze is not working for today.


  11. Helpful (1)

    An outdated, obsolete exercise in processes that can't keep up with current trends

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Westmont, IL
    Former Employee - Designer in Westmont, IL

    I worked at Ty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working with Ty Warner himself is probably the best reason to be at TY. he is a great person who never condescends, always gets down to your level for dialogue, revisions, and suggestions. He works passionately and tremendously hard for a billionaire, many other people in his shoes would probably just delegate and live off of mai-tais on a beach for the rest of their lives. It's pretty inspiring to see that dedication to integrity in the brass level of management.

    Cons

    Part of the downside of working with a man who earned his billions off of the tears and shortsightedness of his naysaying peers is that it is flat out impossible to change his mind once he is sold on it and believes that it's right. The fact of the matter is that Ty still embraces the specific business practices that earned him his fortune, and those practices no longer work in the industry today. He also takes too much stock from specific trusted sources, who also embrace the same outdated standards and practices - this always, and I mean always shoots productivity and efficiency in the foot. Ty, Inc. is basically a corporation that is run like a mom and pops business.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to those specific trusted sources, and start listening more to actual management - their decisions are far more weighted. You are paying for their expertise, but are utilizing none of it. also, better food at the quarterly meetings. it was always terrible.



Showing 14 of 15 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.