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Crayola Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, great brand with a strong purpose in the world (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people who have created a great culture (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Corporate culture is not very progressive or collaborative (in 2 reviews)

  • Unless you're management, you're not going to get to full-time status (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crayola full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who have created a great culture. Enjoyable working for a company that is enriching the lives of kids through creativity. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Company seems to always going through management changes and every new executive wants to do things their way. As a result, they can't seem to deliver consistent results. Tends to be the training ground for the next Hallmark executive. Limited career opportunities, they tend to always go to the outside to fill new positions.

    Advice to Management

    The potential of the brand is enormous. You need to get people in and keep them there, who understand how to unlock the potential and drive innovation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Business leader"

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

    I worked at Crayola full-time (More than 3 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.


  4. "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Easton, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people and culture there.

    Cons

    No upward movement for interns still in school.


  5. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crayola full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, innovation happening in product development, hiring from within for new positions is favored meaning room for some good lateral movement

    Cons

    Rate of progress can be slow, sometimes departments are too siloed


  6. "Operations office staff"

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    Current Employee - Operations Office Staff in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Office Staff in Easton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crayola full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere; flexible work hours; good people; decent benefits and ok salary; fun products to work on; interesting work; never boring

    Cons

    Heavy workload; lots of useless & unnecessary work taking up too much valuable time; lots of emails; lots of going back & forth with little decision making; top level employees get away with too much and lower level employees do most of the work; unfair profit sharing payout among different levels

    Advice to Management

    Look more closely at the employees who always cause problems at team meetings and clean house.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Brand-Focused CPG, Nice Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crayola full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great brand with a strong purpose in the world. Good company mission. Focus on moving people around the organization for development.

    Cons

    Definitely a strong focus on product, product, product and rapid push to market. Not much consideration for resources required to bring everything to market or impact on teams work. Heavier investment in some areas of the company versus others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask tenured and experienced people in the organization for what needs done. Flashy answers from a new hire or someone with prestige aren't always the correct answers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Crayola respects diversity, has a casual feel, and is for kids."

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    Current Employee - Telecom Coordinator in Forks Church, PA
    Current Employee - Telecom Coordinator in Forks Church, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crayola full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have good benefits, a casual atmosphere, a respectful culture model, diverse, are community oriented, have generous wellness incentives, a pillar of the community.

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of progress. Sometimes the challenge to get clearance to work on projects is frustrating.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Unfortunate"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Easton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crayola full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Pride in the Crayola brand is evident.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Culture is taught but not followed, don't share your concerns in a conversation. Advancement is perplexing as employees are pawns in a poorly played game. If you do great work, you are rewarded with more work.

    Advice to Management

    Pare down the egos, it's stunting the potential for growth. Develop your employees and respect them and their intelligence. Try advancement for those who are deserving. Practice accountability. Recognize the potential around you and reward those who are deserving instead of those who aren't. Lead by example for better results. Learn from your mistakes.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Crayola Values"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Easton, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun place to work, values and ideals were similar to my personal values and ideals

    Cons

    1st shift was good co-workers cooperated with each other well, values and ideals were expressed through their work ethic. 2nd shift, co-workers are more solitary, not willing to help others. There are some on 2nd that do uphold the values and ideals, unfortunately most of management and some others were self-serving.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. A good manager wont ask an employee to do something they will not or have not done themselves. If you see someone struggling, go help, it may inspire others to do the same.


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