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Updated 23 May 2018
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  • Marketing is front-line and there poor work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Temp model, very few full time positions (in 19 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 (2)

    "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. Helpful (7)

    "Too “nice” of a culture, not kind."

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Pawtucket, RI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1/2 day Friday’s, toy discounts. Movie previews, ability to work remotely.

    New people are joining the company at Sr. Leadership positions. The possibility of change is there if they have a vision and are allowed to work towards achieving it, although there will be some who oppose the changes.

    Cons

    The need for Harmony and to be “nice” is heavily promoted by HR precluding Innovation and information sharing which in turn leads to poor decision making. Any kind of confrontation is discouraged. Cult to personality encouraged. While the CEO sends messaging to employees about the importance of authenticity in the workplace. None of the Senior Leaders will promote it nor tolerate it. It’s a tyranny of niceness and conformity. Nobody dares to speak up. Bringing up issues will get you blacklisted and eventually fired. Friends of leadership get away with murder. There is blatant favoritism and HR is useless. I would prefer to feel respected and able to provide my views and ideas even if they are not shared by everyone. Shared Information Bias is prevalent.

    Poor performers do very well, if the HR department thinks they could be trouble makers they will live fat and happy, get raises, and their bosses pick up the slack, or worse, if boss speaks up or documents the poor performance, he/she will be punished and reminded to be nice. Usually the poor performer has ties to Management or is in a “protected class” (older Americans, minorities, new moms, etc) in which case HR will work hard to prove the boss wrong and retaliate against him/her to avoid confrontation.

    The same people get recognition year over year and anyone not in the circle of the SMT favorites no matter what they contribute will be ignored and go unrecognized.

    Advice to Management

    Engage HR consultants to address current dysfunctional and top heavy organization Please work to change the culture, be receptive to ideas no matter what the level of the inventor is. Design policies that promote information sharing and focuses on RESPECT towards all employees and their ideas or contributions. Make Hasbro a great place to work for everyone, a place where people feel they can express their views and ideas without fear of blacklisting and losing their jobs. A place where Line Managers can provide tactful feedback to low performers regardless of their status or level of friendship with the C level suite and be safe.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Animatronics Engineer Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hasbro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fast paced
    -You get to work on super interesting projects and brands
    -Team is fantastic and full of very knowledgeable engineers
    -You get autonomy/ freedom to work by yourself

    Cons

    -Pay is not that good compared to other engineering co-ops or internships
    -No overtime,e but you can take off any extra time you work later on.
    -No place to stay nearby for short-term work i.e. 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Compensate co-ops for overtime.


  7. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Great Work life Balance
    employee empowerment

    Cons

    some departments like SSC have a lot of turnover

  8. "Specialist, compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, atmosphere, culture and pleasant interviewing process. The employees are really nice and the philanthropic side of the company is amazing

    Cons

    Not aware of any cons as of right now, I just started not too long ago however, the interviewing process was pleasant


  9. "Internship in Hong Kong"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I worked as an intern at Hasbro Far East Ltd in Hong Kong.

    Everyone’s super nice, 4.5 days work is awesome

    Cons

    Since it’s a huge company, everything is pretty much fixed, not much design freedom


  10. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hasbro full-time

    Pros

    Very progressive, fast moving, ever changing

    Cons

    Lots of politics
    Very stressful
    Too much travel


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