JAKKS Pacific Reviews

Updated May 17, 2020

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3.0
47%
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JAKKS Pacific President, Co-CEO, Secretary, and Director Stephen G. Berman (no image)
Stephen G. Berman
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company, great people until you(in 7 reviews)

  • "Fast paced and busy, if you like that(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Quite literally everyone in mid to upper management are people that have been here at least 10 years(in 15 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "... not good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  3. "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.

  4. "Sinking ship"

    1.0
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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

    Some good employees still work there. But not sure as I heard there was another recent lay off.

    Cons

    Very top management has no clue what they are doing. No more 401 K matching and the work load is too much.

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  5. "Nice atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, work with creativity

    Cons

    Less opportunity to communicate with people

  6. "Great talent with poor retention"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great locaiton and talented, fun and hard working co-workers.

    Cons

    I can only speak on my department. There was poor project management. Lots of money being thrown away due to lack of focus and organization.

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  7. "Great!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people work at Jakks

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work but it pays off in the end.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great way to get your foot in the door"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun product. great people

    Cons

    Understaffed leads to being overworked

  9. "Sinking Ship"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JAKKS Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great Co workers - it's like a family

    Cons

    Executive management has no clue

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Worst work experience I’ve ever had"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office space is ok. Located near food trucks. Sometimes you get free toys. Most of the people I worked with directly were nice.

    Cons

    The most personally and creatively frustrating job I’ve ever had. Work wise, the extra mile is always expected of you but the favor never gets returned. Expect to see people with great ideas get ignored. Theres so many projects where company refuses to invest in quality, does it the cheapest way possible and then expects it to be a hit, only for it to fail - but the employees are the ones who pay when the layoffs follow immediately after. Very negative atmosphere, low morale. Expect to see hard working people get guilted out of taking time off for holidays. If you are creative, want to flourish in your career, and care about your mental health, please do yourself a favor and go elsewhere.

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