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MEGA Brands Reviews

Updated 26 October 2014
Updated 26 October 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Major room for HR and upper management improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No reward for hard workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast pace environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Billing Clerk in Fife, WA (US)

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management is not all that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at MEGA Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice environment of work where people are helpful!

    Cons

    Was expecting to get a lot of challenges but they never occured!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving HR to attract and keep talented workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a typical corporation who doesn't seem to value their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Lafayette, IN (US)

    I have been working at MEGA Brands full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Have a better communication flow between staff and senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok for young people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at MEGA Brands

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, toys, a lot to learn when you are fresh

    Cons

    People promoted based on personal relationships. Hard work is not rewarded at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Should have had a bed available, because I practically lived there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at MEGA Brands

    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-aed. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Web Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEGA Brands

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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