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LeapFrog Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  • lack of vision at times from senior management (in 24 reviews)

  • upper management not involved below their level (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "LeapFrog"

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Dont know. Did not find one


  2. "Was OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    I believe this company has very dedicated hard working people.

    Cons

    Too bad it did not last.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Time for a change"

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly hard-working talented people that really cared about building fantastic products to help educate and entertain kids.
    Some cutting edge concepts.
    Open warehouse environment conducive to collaboration.

    Cons

    Executive management decisions tended to cause chaos and disruption. There was a lot of micro reporting and projections, seemingly so exec staff could ignore the data and processes and make decisions based on their wise old opinions.
    There were some dinosaurs lurking. It was overdue for a shake up.

    Advice to Management

    Downsize. Stop trying to be a toy company, a tech company and a content company. Cater your talent to your mission.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and product that helps educate children

    Cons

    Getting to market and other management decisions contributed to the financial failure

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advise from the team you hired


  5. "VP Supply Chain & Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at LeapFrog (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leapfrog has the best people I have ever worked with. Very dedicated and loyal group of very hard working people. We all loved the products and the excitement of being around new ideas.

    Cons

    Bad decisions were made in the last two years which caused Leapfrog to be acquired by VTech


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Internal processes and culture need an overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LeapFrog full-time

    Pros

    - fun people
    - good mission

    Cons

    - no cross-team or inter-team sharing of ideas
    - current creation process is slow and defeats creativity
    - lots of old-timers stuck in old ways
    - upper management not involved below their level

    Advice to Management

    investigate current processes and make an overhaul


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people by far were the best thing about the company. The company also gave people a lot of say in things.

    Cons

    The biggest problem was always the lack of true direction from management. There was never enough thought given to the future and short term always seemed to rule. Another issue was that processes and procedures weren't always followed or actually in place.

    Advice to Management

    The company has since changed ownership, but the only way it will survive going forward is if it continues to value the thoughts and idea of the employees left

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management that dont care about their people


  9. Helpful (6)

    "DEPRESSING"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and incredible products!!! But....

    Cons

    CEO ran it to the bone, and bankrupted the company. Sold out to the lowly competitor that was always copying/chasing. What a loss for our children!

    Advice to Management

    Give back the $$$ you stole from the employees!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart peers, good customer focus, casual and pleasant work environment, and compelling mission - educate young children in literacy and math, primarily.

    Cons

    Technology company with execs mostly ignorant of the details of technology. Top management unwilling to listen when those beneath say a product is a bad idea, or too aggressive timeframe to get it to market. Politics and "blame game" rampant.

    As a result of continual losses, company was acquired this spring by V-Tech for $1/share.

    Advice to Management

    V-Tech management, listen to the LeapFrog folks remaining, they are the good ones! Don't squander your investment.


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