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  • "I have been a full-time employee at Fuhu for almost a year(in 19 reviews)

  • "They also reimbursed for mileage(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "One of the many incompetent managers working at Fuhu trying to move up in an already failing business(in 25 reviews)

  • "There were a lot of hard dedicated workers, but this company was undone by the CEO and President(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      what a mess

      Mar 19, 2021 - Accounting Clerk 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      interesting product that work have ben cool for kids

      Cons

      President was an empty suit

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      So much opportunity missed

      Aug 13, 2020 - Engineering 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great group of people, tried to run like a startup

      Cons

      There were a lot of hard dedicated workers, but this company was undone by the CEO and President. They wanted yes-men and women and hearing a different perspective was not tolerated which is what lead to the downfall.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Avoid this joke of a company.

      Jul 7, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Costco snack, and nothing more. Once you've experienced working here, things could only get better.

      Cons

      Trying to be as unbiased as I can, but every negative comment is mostly, if not all true. Cult like management business style, all orchestrated by the president. Both President and CEO are very unpleasant people to work with, would swear and belittle the staff in front of everyone else, not to mention very manipulative in their words. President didn't even acknowledge me when I greeted him once outside the building. For my department, the company terminated a staff, so that the work can be delegated to rest of the team, hence the long/unreasonable hours. The person that was terminated was a good worker and didn't nothing wrong in my opinion to be terminated. If you questions their ways, you'll will be terminated, and their reason is "bad attitude". The pay is not reflected from the work and hours you put in. Questionable company performance in term of their profitability, and growth rate. Personally, I think Fuhu is very good at marketing themselves in looking like a great company. But, realistically, it's all a front in masking the truth. As an ex-staff, I've experimented with their product, and in all honesty, it's a very inferior product in a market that is already saturated and dominated by their competitors. I would personally pay double if not triple the price for a competing product. Even when i was still employed with the company, i didn't believe in the product, nor the company itself. Everything I've wrote could be substantiate from the past reviews from other people.

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      14 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Be careful

      Mar 16, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are some parts of Fuhu that may offer a learning experience if you're lucky. Open your mind and you may acquire some valuable working lessons for your future jobs. Otherwise, this place teaches you what kind of place and people you want to avoid working at or with in the future. They offer free snacks and lunches to the employees.

      Cons

      It's expected of you to work overtime and if you leave early (around 6-7pm) you are lectured. Most people are provided a laptop so you can take it home and work from there. The work-life balance is nonexistent. They tell you that they do not give set raises or bonuses. Holiday vacations are short and they tell you right beforehand so it is difficult to plan vacations. There is no PTO because they tell you it is "unlimited" with permission from your manager. Sometimes the work given to you is pointless as everything gets changed later on by management and you have to start all over again. Management are all friends of the president and do not know how to properly lead their teams. Any fault will be pushed down to the employees. If you don't befriend the correct people you are shunned. It's like you are back in school with all the cliques. There are always people running everywhere and people cursing. It isn't a professional setting at all.

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      24 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Working for a company that lies on glssdoor? Think again!

      Apr 24, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Gym membership - Free snacks and drinks - Spacious office and nice location - Great products and the company has a group of loyal customers

      Cons

      I don't want to say anything about Fuhu originally. However, the good reviews pouring in for the past few days were truly misleading. You can tell easily from the tone that those are written by the managers who are asked to do so. My words to the managers: This is not a place for you to practice your writing and kissing up skills. If you don't like the 1 star rating Fuhu deserves, do something to improve instead of making up fake reviews here! - Company policies constantly changing. You are told to be paid for overtime one day but hear differently the next day. It's just impossible to know what to expect. I'm amazed by how they overwork people and still get to avoid lawsuits - Don't expect any sort of life if you work here. You will be working like a slave everyday. Office hours are by no means equivalent to your work hours. Face time is important so don't leave until at least 7:30 or whenever the president leaves. - Micromanagement. They keep an eye on every little thing you do and try to control it. - Managers don't have authorization to make decisions. They are also busy with all kinds of last minute projects and don't have time to train, manage or give clear directions to their subordinates.

      25 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A company that has a lot of promise but falls short

      Aug 5, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay Good ideas but can't control expenses

      Cons

      Believe the negative reviews! Management: There's no direction and Marketing takes presendence here beyond any other department. They don't like to listen to facts and figures even though the data is there and has been there for years to prove it. Hours: People admit that they have to work extra long hours because it shows "respect for everyone." HUH?? There's been times I've seen people trying to find "work" because there's not enough to do. If you get your work done and not taking advantage of it, then why is there a "set" need to work extra hours if it's not even needed? All departments follow this & frown upon you or eventually fire you if you don't agree. Operating expenses: Off the charts. They can't control expenses nor can they follow a budget. Someone else's review was 100% correct: "Both President and CEO are very unpleasant people to work with, would swear and belittle the staff in front of everyone else, not to mention very manipulative in their words."

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      10 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Submissive Employees Only. Professionals Stay Away!!

      Oct 1, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You learn how to avoid such companies in the future

      Cons

      If you're not submissive, you won't survive. Managers are horrible and obey anything the president says without question. Their latest INC 500 marketing stunt is a joke. They actually admit that working at Fuhu is very difficult, working hours are long (useless long hours). You'll sacrifice your family time, work like a slave with incompetent managers, no bonus, no vacation, below industry standards pay, and maybe, MAYBE you'll become a partner... what a joke. They made over 100000% revenue growth in the 3 years and no bonuses or increase in compensation for employees. You work 12 hour days... if not, you're branded as "not commited" and eventually get fired. This place is terrible in many ways, The turnover rate is ridiculously high. PLEASE STAY AWAY!!

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      25 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hostile work environment, but I did learn a lot

      Aug 9, 2014 - Web Developer in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Working with bleeding edge technology - Learning a lot of new things (if you can hold out long enough) to grow your career - Not having to wait for some infrastructure team to install, configure, and grant access - Free snacks - Company-paid outings and events - "Some" very family-oriented people with whom you can establish bonding relationships - Good and taking other company's innovations and making things look/work better

      Cons

      - This may have changed, but there was no retirement plan. - They monitored consumption of snacks and reduced the amount they put out from storage to slow down consumption. - Difficult to establish bonding relationships due to the high turn-over rate and an atmosphere of having to watch what you say, because you may get reported. - Won't validate parking if you aren't a worthy candidate coming in for an interview. - They would say things in an attempt to motivate you, such as doubling salaries just to meet unrealistic deadlines. - Uses fear and intimidation to encourage long work hours. - Deadlines are really internal deadlines, but they won't tell you this until you're close to the unrealistic deadline, just so you will work harder. I've seen people who worked more than 12 to 16 hours, all for nothing and later to be told that the deadline wasn't hard-set. - Lied about the desire to provide work-life balance by going back to a 9 to 5 schedule, since working too much is known to be counter-productive and unhealthy. The president later contradicted this by telling employees that company will never be successful and accomplish its goals by allowing people to work a normal schedule. - Be prepared to work at least 10 hours. No sympathy (or empathy) is given towards long-distance commuters. Instead, they'll try to get you to move closer or may allow you to (temporarily) telecommute, but you can count on that being short-lived due to lack of trust. - Daily time sheet gets emailed to everyone in the company, as a means to drive people to compete and work long hours. - Depending on who you work with, your experience may be either rewarding or hostile. It appeared that morale and team unity was actually better in the Denver and San Jose offices. - Upper management will take your ideas and claim it as their own. - You're not allowed to get into a respectful disagreement with the President. Doing so will quickly get you on his black-list.

      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Project Coordinator

      Feb 1, 2015 - Project Coordinator in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of young, smart and energetic people.

      Cons

      Long working hours.Almost no national holidays off. No vacation hours during the first 6 months of employment. Although vacation/sick hours are unlimited after 6 months, time-off is subject to manager's approval, which you can hardly get. Super high personnel turnover ratio. All exempt employees are required to clock in and out. HR sends everybody's time card sheet to the whole company. HR will petrol the office to check everybody's attendance. Almost no training or reasonable guidance for new hires. Lack of solid plans or timeline for projects. Lack of communication between groups. Upper managements displays very little leadership. No respect to other employees at all. Promotions and management positions heavily based on seniority and personal relationship with the president..

      20 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Run like a cult

      Aug 28, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you consider working at a break neck pace and being treated like a child a Pro, then yes, this is the place for you.

      Cons

      They say this is a "startup" culture, but it's more of a cult. The president and upper management treat the rest of the staff like a prison chain gang. The look down on anyone not "fitting into the culture" which can mean anything from refusing to work holidays and weekends, or just not kissing up to them. They clearly prefer to hire asian employees and I can imagine this is what working in a factory in Asia would be like.

      18 people found this review helpful
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