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Crayola CEO Smith Holland
Smith Holland
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Crayola provides a great work environment where employees are able to learn on the job(in 5 reviews)

  • "Descent benefits; fun products to work on; most co-workers are good employees and helpful to work with(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Easton, PA

    I worked at Crayola for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Extremely friendly people; everyday is something new

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  2. Summer Intern

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crayola

      Pros

      Incredibly supportive management, learned skills very valuable to my major, treated like a respected employee

      Cons

      Not really any. The location is also nice too. Plenty to do and near large cities.

    • Helpful (4)

      Stressful Working Environment (10-14 hour days)

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      Former Employee - Operations in Easton, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Descent benefits; fun products to work on; most co-workers are good employees and helpful to work with

      Cons

      There is zero work-life balance; salary doesn’t compensate for the number of overtime hours needed just to stay on top of job responsibilities; too many meetings leaving little time to read and answer emails, company won’t replace workers who have left, leaving their workload to be dumped on remaining employees who are already working between 10-14 hours a day; forget about taking vacation and not looking at emails...welcome...

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      Advice to Management

      Take the time to listen and learn how much detail and work is involved in what your employees are doing on a day to day basis so when issues arise you know what direction or next steps would be useful to help them solve any issues. Sometimes mgmt doesn’t understand or want to understand the process or who/how things get done. They just want the problem to magically go away. Don’t assume your employees jobs are easy and...

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    • Helpful (1)

      Great place! Just a little behind on technology

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Feels like family. Great pay for the area. Casual work environment.

      Cons

      The office hasn't been updated since the 80s. IT infrastructure is from the 90s. Most employees are retiring and the company favors them over the young. Vacation policies could be better.

      Advice to Management

      Be progressive! Help the younger employees to help bring you into the new millennium! Keep it fun like you always have! Take a few more chances...

    • Helpful (4)

      Information Technology

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      None, anymore... It's been said that this was one of the nicest companies you could ever work for back in the day. Some saw this change, or morph into the rat-race it is today.

      Cons

      Nothing but management and personnel troubles beginning after, or near, year 2016.

      Advice to Management

      Your IT Department was driven into the ground. Morale is non-existent as well as any form of team spirit. You did this! You let it all happen--after you brought in some of the worst managers ever to take the helm of IT. The word despicable doesn't come close to covering it... Like the signage in any danger zone: Stay out, stay alive! In this case: Stay out, stay sane !

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      Stay Away

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      If you can ingratiate yourself with the right people you can "work from home" every single Friday, especially if you are female.

      Cons

      Currently outsourcing and destroying the IT department. The IT department managers are some of the most repulsive characters you will ever meet in your life.

    • Helpful (5)

      My favorite color is purple!

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Crayola full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Managers are willing to help you grow if you put forth the effort. Take the bull by the horns and manage your career. Most people want to see the company succeed and become better to grow and drive our business.

      Cons

      For those that don’t and are just riding the wave, the grass probably isn’t greener elsewhere.

      Advice to Management

      Culture drives results

    • Helpful (6)

      Terminated after decades of employment.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The pay was above average and the benefits were good. Most of the employees were easy to get along with.

      Cons

      In a nutshell, the management team is awful. There is no loyalty. There is also a big lack of communication.

      Advice to Management

      Don’t treat the employees like they are just another number.

    • Helpful (4)

      Administrative Assistant

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Crayola full-time

        Pros

        Some of the people at Crayola are creative and fun to work with.

        Cons

        Underpaid for the experience that I came in with and was not given the opportunity to promote or move within the company.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to employees concerns and take them seriously.

      • Business leader

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        Former Employee - Marketing Leader in Easton, PA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Crayola full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Tremendous potential for the brand. A handful of solid contributors who,do,the lions share of the work

        Cons

        Dump the toy mentality and business processes, it will drain the company dry.

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