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Updated June 21, 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)

  • "Temp model, very few full time positions" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Animatronics Engineer Co-op"

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

    I worked at Hasbro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fast paced
    -You get to work on super interesting projects and brands
    -Team is fantastic and full of very knowledgeable engineers
    -You get autonomy/ freedom to work by yourself

    Cons

    -Pay is not that good compared to other engineering co-ops or internships
    -No overtime,e but you can take off any extra time you work later on.
    -No place to stay nearby for short-term work i.e. 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Compensate co-ops for overtime.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Too “nice” of a culture, not kind."

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1/2 day Friday’s, toy discounts. Movie previews, ability to work remotely.

    New people are joining the company at Sr. Leadership positions. The possibility of change is there if they have a vision and are allowed to work towards achieving it, although there will be some who oppose the changes.

    Cons

    The need for Harmony and to be “nice” is heavily promoted by HR precluding Innovation and information sharing which in turn leads to poor decision making. Any kind of confrontation is discouraged. Cult to personality encouraged. While the CEO sends messaging to employees about the importance of authenticity in the workplace. None of the Senior Leaders will promote it nor tolerate it. It’s a tyranny of niceness and conformity. Nobody dares to speak up. Bringing up issues will get you blacklisted and eventually fired. Friends of leadership get away with murder. There is blatant favoritism and HR is useless. I would prefer to feel respected and able to provide my views and ideas even if they are not shared by everyone. Shared Information Bias is prevalent.

    Poor performers do very well, if the HR department thinks they could be trouble makers they will live fat and happy, get raises, and their bosses pick up the slack, or worse, if boss speaks up or documents the poor performance, he/she will be punished and reminded to be nice. Usually the poor performer has ties to Management or is in a “protected class” (older Americans, minorities, new moms, etc) in which case HR will work hard to prove the boss wrong and retaliate against him/her to avoid confrontation.

    The same people get recognition year over year and anyone not in the circle of the SMT favorites no matter what they contribute will be ignored and go unrecognized.

    Advice to Management

    Engage HR consultants to address current dysfunctional and top heavy organization Please work to change the culture, be receptive to ideas no matter what the level of the inventor is. Design policies that promote information sharing and focuses on RESPECT towards all employees and their ideas or contributions. Make Hasbro a great place to work for everyone, a place where people feel they can express their views and ideas without fear of blacklisting and losing their jobs. A place where Line Managers can provide tactful feedback to low performers regardless of their status or level of friendship with the C level suite and be safe.

  3. "Associate Designer"

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

    Pros

    work' life balance, half day Friday's, compensation

    Cons

    lots of wheel spinning, loads of meetings


  4. "Great company culture, flexibility, company events"

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

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great company culture, flexibility

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, antiquated processes

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement


  5. "Vendor"

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    Current Employee - Vendor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vendor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales, customer service, Hasbro takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Limited work, no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow, create new jobs.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Prepare to be stuck in the same job for a long time"

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

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays, flexible hours, community service opportunities. People will always want toys. This is a company that will be around for a long time. You know you are part of a company whose products and properties bring joy to people around the world.

    Cons

    Little room for career growth or development, no career paths. Expect to be stuck in the same area for a long time. Avoid departments where the manager has been there for 10, 20, etc. years- they are often led by people who have no real management experience or training and don't know how to coach or properly treat people. A lot of hiring and promoting is based on friendships or people being related to other people and not on your skills or experience. Workloads are often uneven in departments- some people surf the web all day and nothing happens while others are doing 60 hr weeks to keep their head above water. HR is useless if you have an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be revamped badly. While upper management promotes workplace benefits and corporate activities, middle management will often tell their people they're too busy or too important to try for other positions or even go to a special function.


  7. "Specialist, compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, atmosphere, culture and pleasant interviewing process. The employees are really nice and the philanthropic side of the company is amazing

    Cons

    Not aware of any cons as of right now, I just started not too long ago however, the interviewing process was pleasant

  8. Helpful (9)

    "wants to be a great company. currently, its good"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    some fantastic people, great brands, fun job

    Cons

    over worked, under funded, no room for advancement in a company that refuses to change despite the constant hollow "challenge ourselves" mantra, faith in the wrong people, non-existent HR help, poor inexperienced stale leadership.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the overall needs of your employees. instead of parading around "one of the greatest places to work" (which is a morale killer as it obviously is not despite the phony presence of the claim)... try and act like it. look at management and remove the stale inexperienced poor leadership. all in all, take care of your employees which does not happen improve yourself.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people here

    Cons

    limited room for growth here


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Why go the extra mile?"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule and work life balance
    Bonuses for successful year
    Exciting product line

    Cons

    Constantly under threat layoffs.

    No accountability of team. Some people don't show up to work, but still get paid.

    No acknowledgement of contributions, or going above and beyond, other than a passing notation on your review.

    Poor performance is overlooked if the employee is going to cause trouble. Optics are everything, and they don't want "negative press". On the flip side, someone else has to pick up their slack and go an extra mile to get everything completed on time. Their extra work is ignored, while the slacker continues to get raises and bonuses.

    Afraid to try anything new. Senior managers have been there 20+ years and are set in their ways. Anything new, different or a change to "the way we've always done it" is discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs don't have to be the first go-to when you need to save some dollars. There are hard working people that go above and beyond for you, but they can't depend on the company to stand by them.


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