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Updated 16 January 2019
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Hasbro Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner
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  • "controlling the work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Rarely may offer you a full time job" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Passionate people and fun products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nerf Wars and half day Friday's. Brands and people really make the company a great place to work.

    Cons

    Processes and compliance can be a chore.


  2. "Great Team Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team Culture
    Diversity and Opportunity to Learn

    Cons

    Limited personal growth
    Strong leadership can vary across regions and departments

  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great products
    -Staff training and support
    -Community vibe, really friendly co-workers
    -half day fridays, great work/life balance

    Cons

    -Not very progressive, can take a long time for any process to change
    -Head office in US decides all product info, so you miss out on that part of marketing
    -Lots have been at the company for 10+ years, limited new blood and ideas coming through

    Advice to Management

    -Be a leader not a follower


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product range with a reasonable back catalogue of products.
    Good market share and continued product development.
    International market and good brand alignment.

    Cons

    Disappointing local management. Antiquated systems designed more about the production than sales. The business has become totally marketing driven with little ability to drive innovation in their relationships with their customers. The products are permanently on sale!


  5. "Great company, good work in the community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful chance to make an impact in the community, good people, half-day Fridays

    Cons

    Somewhat of a hierarchical nature


  6. "Brand manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Fun products and brands. Great people.

    Cons

    Limited equity incentives for compensation packages


  7. "Senior designer R+D"

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

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere, many opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    Complex product development process is difficult to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Simplify

  8. Helpful (10)

    "A company uncertain of their future and what to do about it; trust your gut!"

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    Former Employee - Director, Management in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Director, Management in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays, generally good people at Director level and below, interested in evolving their model

    Cons

    Dying industry, leadership mantras are for show only, severe lack of depth, low chance for promotion, little hiring from within, location is terrible, management by cult, severe business uncertainty, leadership has built a new winning brand from scratch in decades

    Advice to Management

    Either convert to a true IP rights holder model like Disney or don't. Make the decision and move on. Don't pretend to care about people when you're about to gut 3/4 of the company and move to MA. Be honest with them and your shareholders.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Upper management has work to do..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays were great & having the week between Christmas & New Years off was nice. Some managers also allowed work from home once a week.

    Cons

    Shifting of management, unclear priorities, poor communication, & lots of infighting among internal teams made it difficult to get your job done. Not great cross collaboration & no growth opportunities in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more collaborative environment for your employees. Figure out your strategy on having the company sit together in one location rather than 3 locations 15 min from each other, and someone needs to take a stand on what the company wants to be: an entertainment company or a toy manufacturer...


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Legal"

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    Former Employee - Legal in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Legal in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally good pay, culture and environment

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the ladder and succeed; very political; don't stay too long or you won't leave on your own terms

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so selfish