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Playhut Reviews

Updated Dec 20, 2018

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Yu "Brian" Zheng
13 Ratings
  1. "Long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Playhut full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The key to working here is communicating with the owner. Don't hide your mistakes, because the owner actually works here as an employee. He breathes, eats and sleeps with Playhut. He doesn't like to micro-manage, but he does prefer to know updates on what he hired you for. If you prove that you are trustworthy, he will take care of you. The dress code is casual and the schedule is relaxed, so long as you communicate your...

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    Cons

    The kind of personality that works out well at Playhut: Communicative (doesn't have to be verbal, but communicative enough so that the owner knows what your accomplishments are for the benefit of his business.) Someone who is comfortable working near a passionate owner who tends to yell no matter what he is feeling (happy, excited, frustrated, disappointed etc.), Be able to pick up on training right away, by being proactive,...

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    Advice to Management

    Management keep doing what you do. Great work! Make sure to also take your team out to lunch once in a while.

    Playhut2017-03-09
  2. "Downhill of company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Playhut for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed environment and relaxed schedule

    Cons

    No raises, no notice of company's finances

    Playhut2018-12-20
  3. "Pay attention to the warnings"

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    Former Employee - Social Media PR Manager in Diamond Bar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playhut full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The HR coordinator understood the people she worked for and was a compassionate middle person between the CEO and I.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment and a misogynistic CEO. A lot of yelling and swearing in the office, very hostile and not conducive to productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Make the CEO work from home and hire someone to be a liaison between him and the employees. As long as he's still in that office he will continue to sabotage his own company with bad business and poor professionalism.

    Playhut2018-10-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "High stress, low pay."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playhut full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Design team was bright, fun and nice to work with. • I got good experience being a recent graduate. • Once you've dealt with the worst, you'll only go up from here. • Great for giving you a sense of perspective for when you leave this place.

    Cons

    • Verbal abuse from CEO • High stress levels • Little flexibility • Unrealistic deadlines • Lack of focus • Cutting corners

    Advice to Management

    Stop embracing fear to your employees and treat them with respect. Be realistic with your capabilities. Focus on quality over quantity.

    Playhut2018-05-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY AT ALL COST"

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

    I worked at Playhut full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You only have to work 4 days because they can't afford to pay you for 5.

    Cons

    Everything! There is not one thing positive about this company. I would say some of the employee's but that would be lie considering it is a revolving door and anyone smart or with any integrity would leave. Everyone backs stabs each other and you can't trust a single soul. So if you like a hostel environment where it feels like someone died, or like getting mistreated and yelled at by the Owner for no reason beside...

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    Advice to Management

    Sell your company and let someone else do it justice.

    Playhut2018-02-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Zheng Yu is a passionate guy"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Playhut full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good room to advance a career in the Toy Industry

    Cons

    Fighting with Yu Zheng who has no control over his emotions. Mix that with my huge ego and it was like oil and water mixing.

    Advice to Management

    Tell Yu I said patterns. patterns with people, patterns in business.

    Playhut2018-01-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Please read and listen. Not a good career path"

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

    I worked at Playhut full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of except they do pay you.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment as the owner yells and swears at anyone and everyone daily. He closes his office door yet the whole office hears. Good chance you can get fired for working hard. I swear the man has major issues with narcissism and anger management. He loves to use swear words at you in front of everyone. HR is a joke - if you talk to them they tell the owner everything. You have no rights. The clicks are...

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    Advice to Management

    Do not let Brian run the company. Get a real HR. Not much to say because nothing changes and no one listens because you all are trying to save your jobs.

    Playhut2017-10-13
  8. "You will learn a lot!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Playhut full-time

    Pros

    Nice people in there! It's a new opportunity!

    Cons

    It's always busy but i like it!

    Playhut2017-03-25
  9. Helpful (9)

    "The CEO of this company is a heartless animal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Playhut

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    The CEO treats his employees like complete garbage. He will yell at them every single day with no minimum display of respect regardless of how hard you work to please him. He's power hungry, greedy and very heartless and sneaky. I do believe he has racist and bigoted attitudes as well. Avoid this place AT ALL COSTS. This guy has no compassion and experience in managing people. People all try to smile while talking how...

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    Advice to Management

    Employees should get together and set him straight or sue him for his abuse of human rights. He's an abuser.

    Playhut2016-06-11
  10. Helpful (7)

    "The worst company I have ever worked for!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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

    I worked at Playhut full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    The CEO Brian is the poorest excuse for a human being in my opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is my opinion that he is a mental case and should not own this company!

    Advice to Management

    The worst management!!! Please sell the company to someone who is human and knows how to treat people!

    Playhut2016-04-17
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