LeapFrog - Good company, very good people, tons of micromanagement, not enough do'ers. | Glassdoor
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"Good company, very good people, tons of micromanagement, not enough do'ers."

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Leapfrog it's a medium sized company with talented people which really love what they do. They give you the opportunity to shine, but only if you're ready to do it and if you provide a valid reason to backup your reasoning.

Cons

Ran by too much management overhead and senior management that has NO previous experience at all. The amount of engineers compared to managers is insane, there are not enough of them; teams with two managers for three guys working in one project is just ... well, that.

Advice to Management

Get new people, get smart people, get rid of that useless management overhead for R&D AND stop bringing just "friends"

Other Employee Reviews for LeapFrog

  1. "Good product, some company growing pains."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have innovative products, creative coworkers, and started out strong.

    Cons

    Quick growth lead to scattered management.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen more to undermanagement's ideas.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Like being on Titanic run by egomaniac shouting out random orders while the crew throws out lifeboats with deck chairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a toy company with a great brand promise where you will find pockets of very talented, driven people

    Cons

    The lack of leadership, lack of communication, overall lack of clarity of vision for how an entertainment company is structured

    Advice to Management

    Try some self-reflection. Recognize talent vs talented at managing the management.

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