JAKKS Pacific Reviews

Updated Dec 24, 2020

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3.6
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JAKKS Pacific President, Co-CEO, Secretary, and Director Stephen G. Berman (no image)
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  • "Beyond disastrous upper management has incompetently run a once-great company into the ground(in 17 reviews)

  • "Working weekends and long hours of the week during Toy Fair(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lived working there was really great

    Cons

    Busy but mostly chill but busy

  2. "Poor management of lots of talented people makes them leave."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good products and great coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management. Rarely promote from within. It’s basically just a boys club and unless you’re in on that, you’re never going to grow there. Very high-school like, catty, clique-y, gossipy, everyone plays office politics. Just a toxic place to work.


  3. "Collapsing"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teammates and location / office.

    Cons

    Beyond disastrous upper management has incompetently run a once-great company into the ground. They played favorites all the way, ignoring the real professionals. Play golf with the COO? You're in!

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  4. "Not good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun people, innovative, toy industry

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about anything.

  5. "Claims Rep"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JAKKS Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Able to make a living

    Cons

    always less breaks, time management,

  6. "Face paced, leadership needs improvement"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, good product designs

    Cons

    President of the division was not kind and didn’t seem to have an interest in the success or development of talent in the mid and lower levels

  7. "Jakks Review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JAKKS Pacific part-time

    Pros

    Managing Director Eric Foltz was patient and nice

    Cons

    The organizational structure was rigid and inefficient at times

  8. "Not bad"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and free toys

    Cons

    Not a tech company, tech might not be central to goals or mission

  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Art 

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time

    Pros

    People that I worked with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  10. "... not good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Tech Support 

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay good and hours good

    Cons

    Never a manager around to help

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