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Hasbro Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Some departments are understaffed, so work/life balance is different depending on the department you work in (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good management, great workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, HALF DAY FRIDAYS!

    Cons

    Some middle managers tend to be disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Great company with good culture, pay, benefits. Work environment can be challenging depending upon reporting structure (true at most companies). Overall a great place to work with dedicated employees who enjoy what they do and do it well.


  2. "engineering co-op"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people!
    work environment
    company activities (movie viewings, discounted products, other fun events)

    Cons

    i have nothing negative to say

  3. "Fun 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Half day Fridays. Fun atmosphere. Cool events. Toys!

    Cons

    Very hard to change depts/career path. All positions that don't require 5+ years of experience are reserved for co-ops, interns, and temps. Highly competitive.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good and fun company overall

    Cons

    poor management, HR doesn't help

    Advice to Management

    take the time to learn what you are actually managing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Making Games is Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Get to make things that create fun for others.

    Cons

    Some product lines appear driven by marketing, without really understanding the target demographic. Not much risk-taking beyond the core brands. Compensation is on the low side, offset only slightly by a product allowance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more ways for employees to move upwards or laterally within the company.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HASBRO is an amazing place to work. Half day Fridays are every single Friday, and sometimes you get to skip 2 hours of work to go see a movie that Hasbro has toy licenses with. This isn't really a pro or a con, but since Hasbro offers so many great benefits, it's harder to move up the ladder. No one wants to leave Hasbro so you find yourself stuck in the same position for many years until something elsewhere opens up for you! Don't let this discourage you though... Hasbro is worth it!

    Cons

    My only con would be with the department I worked in... Management was inept and lacked any sense of professionalism. They were an embarrassment to the company, and other departments looked down upon you because of your managers' unpreparedness and lack of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the complaints of your employees when they say Managers are doing worse than better for the department.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment/industry; colleagues are all really kind;

    Cons

    As large enterprises, it took a long time to make decisions; salary under indexes with the industry average

  8. "Stable and engaging"

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

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Fringe benefits like getting paid to go see movies
    Flexible hours
    Philanthropic company

    Cons

    Corporate BS, pretty standard
    Very little creative freedom

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open-minded. The little guys have to get their ideas past you so if you shut them down, they can't go up.


  9. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Very unstructured, lots of down time. Only the MBA interns were given responsibility


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job....if you can stay"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Fun projects and great feedback on work
    Positive environment
    Half day Fridays
    Discount on toys and games

    Cons

    Contracts are often cut short due to poor management planning, it happened to me twice this year.
    Some old fashioned ideas
    Very corporate
    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Review your budget and make sure the department will succeed before hiring.
    Hire contractors permanently!


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