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MEGA Brands Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Should have had a bed available, because I practically lived there."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT people!! Wow... can't tell you what a group of talented people that are there. Unfortunately, it goes unnoticed. This is truely their only asset...

    Cons

    There are not enough people working there - as a manager, I had so many things to do that things were getting done half-a**ed. I hate working and not making something great... just good enough.

    I would have loved to do a much better job, but since I was working about 60 hours a week (on a good week), I just couldn't.

    When the company was in NJ, there were 300 people, not there are about 50 - and a great work load.

    DONT EVER SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY TO PURCHASE THINGS!! Just an FYI from experience, I was asked to purchase things, but because we are so overworked, I didn't submit the expense for as soon as they would have hoped... and because of it, I was out over 1k! Others never spent thier own money - and if you apply to this company, make this your rule too! Put yourself first. always because you will be taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE! You can't expect to lay off 300 people and hire 50 to replace them.


  2. "Fast pace environment"

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    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would be the discounts on merchandise.

    Cons

    Management is not all that great.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to treat people. They have a really high turnover rate here.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Web Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people and no dress code so its really fun vibe and all workers are usually below the age of 25

    Cons

    very low pay, hard to go up the ladder as there is constant management changes every year and pay increases are virtually nil

    Advice to Management

    please rememebr that a happy employee is a much more productive worker than a disgruntled one, although it seems that this falls on blind eyes


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No reward for hard workers"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time

    Pros

    Many people are nice and outgoing, the atmosphere is good despite low salary
    You can surround yourself with talented people (look hard and be perseverant)

    Cons

    Working hard and long hours doesn't get you recognized, you may be verbally rewarded but low chance of promotion
    Some managers abuse their position and talk down to people
    Too many managers that have been with the company for a decade
    No strategy, stuck in production
    People spend too much time on social media and watching lame videos online and argue they "don't have time" to attend important projects

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workforce, appreciate your staff. Be humble.


  5. "behavior"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time

    Pros

    few days of in a week

    Cons

    12 long hours of work

    Advice to Management

    never under stand worker one person work like 2 person work and no one appriciat nobody listen when worker wanna expalin some thing that this is not his or her fault very rude behavior and using harsh words please do something gernal worker work very hard he also has her respect


  6. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of toys lying around. Great if you have kids. You can buy them at discounted prices.
    Lots of people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Nepotism rules and how long the person has been there. Not competence.
    Just look at some executives. Some have never worked anywhere else before and fear new ideas from outside because they have never been "outside". Hopefully Mattel can do some "cleanup" and bring new people with fresh ideas in.

    Advice to Management

    The brands looks very limited & dated.
    Mattel should consider doing some "refreshing" of ideas.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a typical corporation who doesn't seem to value their employees."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is pretty great. There is generally a great opportunity for travel because they're an international company.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between local branches and headquarters, you get the feel of that "stereotypical corporate culture". It doesn't seem like a company you could grow passionate for. Upper-level staff seems to look down on lower-level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better communication flow between staff and senior management.

  8. "Major room for HR and upper management improvement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on new projects. Pleasant co-workers make a difference.

    Cons

    Poor pay raises and benefits. Branch HR lacking in job knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, there are always two sides to a story.


  9. "Mega Brands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We got a lot of merchandise for free.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great at all

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you would want to be treated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No growth"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are awesome! Some opportunity to express your ideas and create really great things. Half day Fridays are great and the atmosphere is mostly relaxed.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive and there is very little room for growth. Most moving up in the company is through networking and your hard work usually goes unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees that work hard and produce great results. Give them more credit and appreciation. HR should look deeper into market research for competitive compensation if that's something they truly stand for.


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