LeapFrog - High hopes going in, which are dashed incrementally the longer one stays | Glassdoor
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"High hopes going in, which are dashed incrementally the longer one stays"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Opportunity to be in kid's education field - a field where you have a chance to actually make a difference. Flexible time off - people can (more or less) come and go as long as they get their work done (for most positions. Good pay & benefits package. Some very kind and steady people.

Cons

High ratio of disfunctional team members and bizarre organization of platform teams. Profound lack of experience among marketing team members (leading to inability to provide solid direction to functional teams) in a 'marketing led' organization - lots of inefficiency. Not a lot to learn from anyone after spending a year here. Seems like the loudest (volume - seriously) people get promoted, rather than the best qualified.

Other Employee Reviews for LeapFrog

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LeapFrog full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people, friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Very competitive space to be in right now and LeapFrog is in the thick of it.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people - they are incredibly qualified and driven to fulfill on LeapFrog's mission to improve children's lives.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated management style"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location in walking distance the Emeryville Public Market, the Amtrak station, free Emerygoround Bus service to BART, the Prizefighter bar, a lot of great people to work with, fun products to work on and fun work parties.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to know what is going on in the trenches. They do not reward people for doing a good job while they are constantly having their backs against the walls and having to rely on shoddy work from overseas vendors and outsourced QA.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to the managers and start listening to the workers. If a regular employee reports a manager to HR, there is a problem with the manager, not the employee. Especially one that had been there for 4 years prior and had been through 5 other department managers during that time.

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