Ty Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
12 Reviews
2.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    OK to work for.

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    Former Employee - Acc Exe in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Acc Exe in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at Ty (more than 3 years)

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved Loved Loved the Position

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible experience

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ty full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees; provide performance reviews and raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Happy working there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ty full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Selling Beanie Babies

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well known product . Beanie Babies

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Designer in Westmont, IL
    Former Employee - Designer in Westmont, IL

    I worked at Ty

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great product

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Ty full-time

    Pros

    Great products at great price points

    Cons

    Not enough training, bad management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    prepare to be driven very very hard and promises of reward always broken

    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Awesome product line, some very talented people

    Cons

    Micro Management, wild goose chase prospecting at cost of managing existing accounts

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