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Updated September 10, 2018
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Hasbro Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
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  • "Marketing is front-line and there poor work-life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Very few full time positions available and some in management seemed to" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Design"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Designer in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, salary and benefits. Good co-workers, innovative and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity and very difficult to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more diverse talent, regardless of industry background. Please provide diversity training to current employees including Sr. team so we can retain diverse talent.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It's Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of people.
    Lots of talent.
    3 Weeks PTO & "Unlimited Sick"

    Cons

    Too many managers / seniors. Not enough entry-level.
    Very difficult to find opportunities to move up or advance your career.
    Management is often blind to your contributions.
    Paid well below the local averages.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your people's contributions.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Finance and IT are a mess"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in East Providence, RI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in East Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing new half day Fridays, Christmas week off toy discounts.

    Cons

    Ms. Thomas is time for you to move on. The company has outgrown your leadership abilities. Finance and IT are Incapable to support Mr. Goldner’s vision and strategy as you lack the big picture mentality. Micromanagement and your personal involvement on matters your highly paid direct reports should be able to address. Your need to be involved in everything brings the teams to the point of paralysis. Behave like the CFO of a large public company not a mom and pop operation Finance manager. The processes at both departments are mostly entirely manual. Very long processing and cycle times. Internal controls bypass is how go to market time is minimized.

    Impossible to move up if you are not personal friends of Ms Thomas or other members of leadership.

    Cost cutting is such that risk of non compliance lurks around every corner. This only seems to affect support functions while Marketing and other groups continue to blow out money on very large global networking events. Very costly as there is no thought given to number of attendees and location they travel from. Same goes for Hong Kong toy fair attendance. Nuremberg toy fair, etc. scrutinize their spending as much as Finance and IT.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Goldner take a good look at your SMT, put the team on the job market and assess how valuable they are perceived to be by other publicly traded companies. You may be surprised with the results.

    Also rather than laying off low paid employees stop keeping retired executives as consultants as their pay can save 10 or more employees who keep the enterprise going and the lights on.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Agism alive and well at Hasbro"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Half day Fridays. volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism, catty attitudes, contempt for older individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is happening in your division at the lower levels. Look at senior mid management expense reports, and train people on the software before requiring them to master it and incur errors causing contempt. Align west coast and east coast strategies, information and deliverables.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Demand Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Work culture
    Best in class renumeration

    Cons

    Excellent company to work for ! I'm a proud employee


  6. Helpful (8)

    "If you're not a white male, keep moving."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We make toys. Disney is a great inventive partner.

    Cons

    Total lack of opportunities for advancement, growth or training. Diversity is a joke at Hasbro. It is very much a white man's/old boys club, especially in departments like IT and finance. Human resources is completely useless and clueless. It is a completely different company depending upon what building you work in and what department you work for.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early closing on Friday. Stable place

    Cons

    Old school politics. People keep watching and gossiping

  8. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    team work and environment
    working space
    culture in the office

    Cons

    I do not have any cons until now
    it is an amazing company


  9. "Hasbro"

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

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Fun, collaborative; good people fun

    Cons

    Lacks diversity; low pay; process-heavy


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible corporate citizen"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, stellar sr leadership team, benefits, giving back and 1/2day Fridays

    Cons

    Focus on younger employees, somewhat political

    Advice to Management

    Value all employees. Continue vision and focus


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