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Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work life balance, occasional layoffs, (in 10 reviews)

  • dont hire international students as full time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intern - Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good hours
    -great team
    - Many projects
    - great community outreach opportunities

    Cons

    - Not much work, relied so heavily on over seas engineers that it felt like no one in US side ever had to do any engineering work, more managerial

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibilities to the lower employees and don't focus as hard on the costs because many times I felt that cost reduction implementations took away from the product to greatly and made them at risk of losing their value


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Trouble in Toyland"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays all year long

    Cons

    Think twice before you trek to Rhode Island for Hasbro's benefit. Behind Mr. Potato Head's smiling face lies a demanding, unsupportive work culture and some problem execs who make working at Hasbro a challenge. A common complaint is workload -- too few people to execute the ever-increasing amount of projects – and rampant micro-management. There is little training and you will be expected to know everything "day one" while wearing many hats. The result is burnout and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Don't support executives who engage in bullying behavior, especially after receiving multiple complaints. Invest in your hires with coaching and training and give them a chance to grow and thrive. Ensure you have adequate staff in place to meet your ambitious growth plans.

  3. "Creative Principal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Designer in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Principal Designer in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Highly creative, collaborative and intensely fast paced environment with global scope.

    Cons

    It's just the nature of the toy and entertainment industry - sometimes over-developed ideas loose value, or decisions are made to pull a produce too quickly from the market.

    Advice to Management

    Although management encourages risk taking within reason, many employees still feel uncomfortable in accepting this challenge.


  4. "Hasbro NY showroom"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illustrator Designer Project Coordinator Showroom Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Illustrator Designer Project Coordinator Showroom Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job growth, great people, lots of perks, relaxed atmosphere creative atmosphere

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative to say about this company except sad they closed the ny showroom which is now a Home Depot.

    Advice to Management

    The best job I ever had. I loved it.


  5. "Art Director"

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

    Pros

    Great insight to toy development
    Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Very fast phased environment which can be stressful at times


  6. "Global Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Attleboro, MA

    I worked at Hasbro (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Employees, half day Fridays all year long

    Cons

    Too many levels of management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Copy Editor/Proofreader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hasbro gives back to the community and encourages volunteering in work hours. Respected Fortune 500 company is good for resume building. "Cool" factor of working on prestige brands.

    Cons

    Moving positions out of the country creates continual pressure to perform and justify position, so always trying to do more with less. Middle and lower management not well trained and upper management unaware of issues.

    Advice to Management

    Set up management training schemes and require participation of all managers, including newly hired and newly promoted managers and their immediate supervisors.
    Increase career opportunities for existing employees.
    Facilitate ease of cross-functional and lateral moves within company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company stuck in transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hire great people, highly ethical company, clear focus on core customer, take risks on new markets, fun place to work, great work/life balance, can work on some interesting projects

    Cons

    no career path outside of corp office and narrow scope of roles in corp office, still figuring out how to transition culture from toy company to branded entertainment, lacks investment in technology and not good at executing on big ideas

    Advice to Management

    bring in some fresh leadership and thought leaders from outside the company to refresh strategy and help with execution. keep the work/life balance and focus on core customer and great brands


  9. "Great company to work for with strong core beliefs."

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    Current Employee - Global Consumer Insights Manager in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Global Consumer Insights Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits. Fun company to work for. Family friendly. Casual dress code. Half day Friday's. Vacation policy.

    Cons

    Traditional way of thinking, not a lot of out of the box thinking. Location is not ideal since the HQ are located in RI.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to more innovative thinking.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on some of the best brands in the world (Transformers, Nerf, My Little Pony) and, currently, some of the best partner licenses (Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Princess)
    - The people who work here are genuinely nice, good people
    - Lots of opportunity to move around different marketing functions, whether in a global, regional, or sales/account capacity

    Cons

    - Location of the company's global headquarters is in suburban Rhode Island. Many employees live in MA and Boston, but location still makes it harder to recruit marketing talent from top business school programs
    - Compensation is at the lower end of the CPG spectrum, although that is balanced out somewhat by the generous work-life balance (including good vacation package and half-day Fridays all year)
    - Different groups, whether global vs. regional marketing teams or other cross-functional teams, can be quite siloed: information is not readily accessible (you have to ask numerous teams for a different slice of the same information), thereby making relatively simple tasks that much more onerous and time consuming

    Advice to Management

    - From an operations and cultural perspective, implement the systems necessary to allow the company to function more efficiently. Functional groups within the organization do not share information and resources, despite lip service to the contrary
    - Long-term, consider relocating the headquarters to an urban location. GE and it's move to Boston will be a good company to watch to see what kind of difference location, and it's impact on recruiting, can yield


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