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Hasbro Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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  • Marketing is front-line and there poor work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Company knows this and will under compensate full time employees (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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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

    Great company, great leadership, flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay is fair but not super competitive


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great open door policy community, excellent salary and compensation package

    Cons

    Retail environment is volatile and opportunity for growth in field-industry is slim

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Intensely Hierarchical and Laissez-Faire at the same time!"

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

    I worked at Hasbro (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many creative people; very philanthropic; environmentally aware

    Cons

    Poor operational disciplines, overworked, underpaid employees, and leaders who take too are isolated from employees and are promoters, rather than visionaries working to improve how play enriches children's lives and grows their capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and talk with employees at all levels and listen to them and take their concerns and leadership improvement suggestions seriously


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Global Brand Manager"

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

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun job that can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Very political. Marketing is front-line and there poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Rewards and recognition program. Formal Rotation program for employees to be networked outside of their brand.


  5. "Manager"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very philanthropic, loves to serve the community. The people who work here are very smart & can be very collaborative. The pay is good & the opportunity to work on different brands is exciting.

    Cons

    The company is broken up across 3 different buildings in 3 different cities/towns so it can be inconvenient in terms of meetings with cross functional teams. The brand strategy is great but only if all teams agree to follow it. The toy products are great but the teams are all competing internally for retail dollars so the competition is high.

    Advice to Management

    Get your "One Voice" strategy nailed down and clear with ALL employees who are supposed to be a part of implementing it. Also, it would be good if you consulted with your employees about restructures and reorganizations before they are put into place.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people for the most part, great location, kind building staff, good parking, excellent campus, HR was responsive, salary was okay. Good peripheral training programs, and many community bonding events. They are trying hard, and I would be happy to still be working there, but my position became redundant.

    Cons

    Executives were disorganized and the future of the editing department was uncertain. This didn't affect my day-to-day work as much as it did create an unnecessary environment of stress for the entire department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who have been there a long time, value their experience.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, No Work/Life Balance"

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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

    Great Benefits. Great for those with families. Great perks. Half day Fridays all year round being the best.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Lied about job description and changed job responsibilities. Culture doesn't like change and will fight tooth and nail on anything remotely different.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Does Not Meet Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Movie screenings
    - Friendly staff
    - Free snacks and beverages
    - Flexible schedule to meet personal needs
    - Adjusted schedule (more hours M-Th, half-day Friday)

    Cons

    - If you're not in a high-profile position, you are often forgotten and left out
    - Pay is well below area average (mine is over 10% below market value)
    - No opportunity for movement, unless you're in a high-profile position (designer, marketing, engineer, manager)
    - Manager has no visibility of my tasks/responsibilities, so a lot of my work goes without credit/appreciation
    - High-Deductible Health Insurance benefit is very expensive
    - No innovation: Too many employees come from Mattel, and it feels like we're just repeating projects they did for Mattel but changing them just enough to avoid patent infringement

    Advice to Management

    If you tell your employee you would like to promote them to a higher position, and you give them goals to achieve in order to get there, do not keep moving the benchmark as they get closer to the goal and coming up with new excuses NOT to promote them when positions become available.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Great place with a few little drawbacks"

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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

    The people at Hasbro are brilliant, creative, and dedicated. The company is highly ethical and does a huge amount of community focused work. It's a fun and general relaxed place to work.

    Cons

    Some managers are highly motivated by internal politics and personal ambition, rather than the well-being of employees or the success of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you understand what your workers do before making decisions that affect their jobs. Involve your employees in decision making. Take into consideration the effect your decisions have on them, and discuss your plans openly so that you can make fully informed decisions!


  10. "Associate Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable in office hours, half day Fridays, most people are enjoyable to work with, company is committed to being good corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Extremely fast-paced/hectic work environment, compensation on lower side for a major company.


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