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  1. "Package n handler"

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    Current Employee - Package Handler in Covington, TN
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Covington, TN

    I have been working at Topps Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The co workers are very nice.

    Cons

    Can't leave for lunch break.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "If you don't like getting credit where credit is due, work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sports Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sports Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Not really sure there was one pro, free product maybe? When the company actually decided to let you see your work.

    Cons

    Where to begin, salary is terrible. Working with the ABMs and BMs was fine but working with individuals above them was awful. Totally disconnected from what is happening at the lower levels. Always trying to blame whoever they can when things go wrong...

    Raises denied, except for that 3% merit increase. Management says they want to see to more out of a group, then take credit for ideas that clearly were not theirs. Denied an exit interview, why?

    Advice to Management

    While there are some pleasant people to work with, taking a new opportunity even to go back to school would be better than getting berated by mgmt. I watched as the former bosses insulted employees, cursed in front of others in the office, laughed in their faces.

    Management needs to take a step back and look in the mirror, you run a trading card company... it is not life or death. When mistakes get made, they can be fixed but dont go around pointing fingers and calling people into your office to interrogate them. Terrible people skills.

    Pay your employees, if you are not going to give them samples of their work because the product "costs" too much


  3. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Perks: movie screenings, cards, candy, mets games, free goods
    Good location, Very close to transportation: subways, path and buses

    Cons

    Low pay, bad benefits, no recognition, low raises, low or no bonuses, too many higher ups, too many unqualified employees and managers, bad human resources, very high turnaround, unorganized, mismanaged department expenses, treated poorly


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, challenging and rewarding work. Good work/life balance and strong sick/personal day/holiday package. Large lounge/lunch room. Convenient location in downtown Manhattan make commutes from Brooklyn particularly easy.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks vision, stifles creative thinking and refuses to accept responsibility for problems at the top while being quick to lay blame on their subordinates. Poor intra-divisional cooperation and communication and the quick turnover hurts productivity. HR puts on a good face but always favors senior leadership over employee concerns and does nothing to address problems; that they've gone through 4 human resources directors in 5 years is a bad sign. Annual excuses for bonus and raise freezes despite using these perks as recruiting tools. If you do somehow manage to squeeze a raise out of them, they want you to kiss their feet for rewarding your hard work. Management once asked employees to come into the office after a snowstorm despite the building having NO HEAT. Forced and phony team-building exercises, lame transparent attempts at building morale (Free Pizza!) despite lower-than-average salaries and a lackluster benefits package. Very little opportunity for advancement unless you're one of the favored few. Nepotism is rampant. I have never seen a more beleaguered, unappreciated workforce under more uncaring leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management needs to hire better people at the top, bringing in executives and managers with experience in the right areas of the business, instead of hiring friends and ex-colleagues, or people that just went to a good school or worked at any CPG company. Allow employees room to breath, listen to their ideas and reward creativity and improve corporate integrity.


  6. "Great and fun place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, Nice people good management. Great with work/life balance.

    Cons

    Can not think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. "E"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Topps Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Atmosphere, Room to Grow

    Cons

    Bureaucracy in certain groups not so good


  8. "Candy Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, strong leadership in candy

    Cons

    Corporate leadership non-existent if even bother to show up to work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Different divisions are like different companies - Confections is great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company has 3 main divisions - digital, sports & entertainment, and confections. All are run basically like separate companies with their own cultures and levels of competency. Management in confections is really sharp and open to new ideas. If something is inefficient and doesn't make sense, it can easily be changed. Whenever there is turnover (which isn't above average - no one sticks around in most jobs more than 2-3 years anywhere) they are conssitently replaced with better, more qualified people. People who are qualified tend to get promoted pretty quickly within their roles. This is probably one of the more functional work environments that I've been in.

    Cons

    Due to the size there isn't a ton of room for movement long term, unless you get lucky and someone higher up leaves and creates a vacancy. Financial resources can be a bit strained but no more so than anywhere else I've worked, including large fortune 500 companies.

    Advice to Management

    As formal promotions to new roles can be hard given the size, make clear paths for more longterm growth within roles.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Topps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Topps Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Product is a great way to see how your work affected the market. Allowed to brainstorm ideas regarding back content in more ways than one

    Cons

    Where do I even begin. Place is underpaid all over. License for NFL product is gone. Upper management gives no insight into what is happening. Moral is low

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay employees more, work long hours with no OT. Travel for work is a pain, terribly coordinated. Its a long runway to get going and they keep you down


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Topps Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting business, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Management, corporate supporting function is not competent

    Advice to Management

    Retain talents, more focus on people development


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