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Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. "merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its great I liked it

    Cons

    Lots of driving in car

    Advice to Management

    Have fun with the job


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management, outdated processes, overworked staff."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good brands and great partnerships with Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Half-day Fridays. Closed week between Christmas and New Year's (depending upon your department you may need to work and get comp-time)

    Cons

    No career path. Little to no room for advancement. No professional development training (either classes are not offered or "there's no budget"). Filled with poor management- avoid departments where people have been working in their manager jobs for 10, 15 or 20 years.

    Avoid these departments- Finance, Logistics, Operations, Customer Financial Services, Account Support, Order Policy, Collections. There is no morale in these departments. A big part of the problem is their managers. Most of the management has never worked at another company outside of Hasbro, and they have no real professional training in management. Their employees have more degrees and work experience than they do. You will deal with a lot of management bullying, condescending attitudes, and unreasonable expectations. You will deal with stuff like management telling people to not walk around the building (even though HR/benefits/employee engagement encourages you to take walking meetings) because it looks like you're not busy. There will be company events in other building or company-wide events where people go to movies, but your department is "strongly encouraged not to go" every single time because you're too busy.

    Here's what has ruined Hasbro. Ten years ago, even five years ago, this as an amazing place to work. Hasbro had huge layoffs and consolidated jobs. Meanwhile the business has grown significantly with record setting profits. Hasbro got rid of everything that made them unique and showed they really cared about employees. Now morale is at is lowest point, and upper management/ CFO/ highest level is so disconnected they have no clue how miserable and overworked people are. 60 hour weeks has become standard for entry level / low level salary people- not management- the bottom level people. People are being told to do more with less, and there's no budget for help or temps at the busiest times of the year, yet profits are higher than ever. Managers manage by fear.

    So why do people stay so long if it's such a bad environment? There aren't a lot of other companies in the area; people who have been there for a while have lots of vacation time; and older employees have a pension before everything was changed to 401K. People do the bare minimum to not get fired and just hope for a layoff. Sadly this also contributes to how few jobs open up. It's not unusual to see a person doing the same thing for 20-30 years.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get rid of the bad middle-level management. You've been told this for years. Sadly you don't listen. You'll keep sending out the "Best Places to Work" survey and get bad results, then not do anything about it again.

  3. "Graphics Intern"

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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

    Laid back atmosphere with intelligent people

    Cons

    Lack in potential for growth within the company


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits, and vacation time. Great people and company to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in regards to process and process management. Degrading standards to get work out on time. Middle management does not have your back.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job!"

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

    I have been working at Hasbro part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours within a defined framework.
    Great pay for Part Time work. Nice benefits, Vacation time, Holiday Pay, 401K
    NO evening or weekend work until Nov & Decenber.
    Very hands off management once you are trained.

    Cons

    Hours drop dramatically in January.
    Some accounts make it difficult for you to acomplish your job tasks.
    Company does not provide tablet / phone for job tasks, you use your own or go without.

    Advice to Management

    thanks for the support! An ipad would be great, too.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great family company (if you drink the koolaid)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people/perks are awesome and the main reason so many people stay with the company for as long as they do. Amount of vacation time & half day Friday's are great if you aren't to insanely busy trying with crazy workload and can enjoy. There are free toy piles around the office & 1/2 price Hasbro store in Pawtucket.

    Cons

    Some people can be super frustrating but they have been with the company for too long to be sacked (sometimes they know this). There are some questionable members in management that should not be leading other people. Very political & hierarchy driven that it makes communication down the ladder unbearably slow to non-existent
    Marketing has a lot of control over design with little-to-no insights other than the test sessions with local Pawtucket kids that had an adverse opinion (even though all other research shows otherwise). Work can constantly churn if Marketing doesn't personally agree with something or are stuck on outdated stereotypes.
    Most of the fun design work is out sourced & projects are managed internally to hit deadlines for sales and marketing meetings more than actual production.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire & what others are writing here
    Stop rewarding extroverted suck-ups who usually have awful ideas and ride the coattails of the introverted creators


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Common Theme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To fall in line, I will say Half Day Fridays

    Cons

    Take your time and read all reviews. You should see the pattern of Half Day Fridays as a Pro from everyone. Imagine they didn't have this perk. I think their rating would fall in half. Not many people talk about actually working there as a Pro. If you are good at working long hours, can ignore the politics and get lucky to have a good manager, you will like it at Hasbro

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They know, they just choose to ignore.

  8. "Innovative spirit stifled by corporate cruft"

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

    Pros

    Brightest co-workers in the industry

    Cons

    Company knows this and will under compensate full time employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Drink the Koolaid and you'll be fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    (Hasbro Studios LA) Stable company with a consistent if uninspired track record. Terrific benefits.

    Cons

    Cult of Personality thrives and truth seekers do not.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Stop with the culture of synchophants.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not all that"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1/2 workday Friday
    week off during Xmas holidays

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Eliminate employees often, especially ones with over 25 yrs of service
    Poor Communication
    Poor work/life balance
    Heavy workloads
    Difficult to advance/prompted in company

    Advice to Management

    Value and appreciate employees, Hold management training for management that is responsible for a team; hold them accountable . Listen to employees concerns; make them feel they have a voice and the resources they can trust.


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