Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – May 11, 2017
Fisher-Price was a great experience. Everyone was very nice and happy to be there every day. I was lucky to be part of their package redesign working with amazing coworkers and teams such as marketing, engineering and copywriting. My managers were always supportive and thankful for all of our hard work. Being in a temporary position, we were not granted certain benefits such as Mattel's health insurance or access to the gym but that didn't stop any of the temps from smiling every day.
Great culture even with the constant threat of downsizing.
Product Development Engineering Manager (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – March 18, 2016
Even though there is a constant sense of downsizing, the day to day culture at FP is still excellent. People are kind, hard working, and always very helpful to one another. I am very grateful for the many things I learned in my 18 years with them. Product development expertise, Project Management skills, international business experience, etc.
The hardest part of the job was juggling many projects without sufficient time to dedicate adequate engineering analysis of the designs the way we used to do several years ago.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the design and marketing teams develop new concepts into realistic products.
Many holidays, 1pm Fridays, flexible work-life balance
Fear of layoffs twice a year every year, excessive knowledge and skill-base shifting to China.
Multiple Marketing Internships (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – January 8, 2015
I worked here less than a year in multiple internships in marketing. It's Fisher-Price, it's fun and exciting. Good people throughout who are smart and dependable. Managers were great, but the company is top-heavy and everyone is a manager - the title doesn't mean much.
Fun environment, Friendly management, Good pay for Interns
Moving jobs to CA, slow/low hiring in Buffalo area, Top heavy
2D Animator (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – March 26, 2014
I loved my time at here, however advancement and job security is virtually impossible. I worked as a contracted temporary hourly employee. My first assignment lasted 6 months, 2nd 7 months, and my last was 10 months. Good: I got to work in my specialty, and also got opportunities to learn new skills. My managers were very approachable and my co-workers were helpful and worked well as a team. The location of the company is ideal, in a small family friendly village outside of Buffalo, and I was able to walk to work in very safe environment. Not so good: The pay was enough to break even every month, but we did get overtime opportunities a few times a year. As a "temp" employee I hardly received any respect despite my 3 year tenure there, responsibilities on the project, as well as an MFA degree in my field. We sometimes had to fight for (and denied) recognition of our work that was sometimes created for the CFO of the company. Many times our suggestions and opinions were met with blank stares, and we were often assumed to be interns (despite some of us with graying hair).
Learning new skills, multiple responsibilities, small creative teams, beautiful friendly community
Temp status, no benefits, no advancement opportunities, low pay
Great Place to work. Respectful and professional, yet family-oriented
Customer Acctg (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – July 2, 2013
Customer accounting department is very respectful, professional and everyone works as a team, helping one another, when needed. Good interaction with other departments. Excellent benefits. Excellent department head who is a hands on mentor with an open-door policy.
Salary and benefits, vacation and personal time. open-door policy with mgmt.
difficult to advance in some cases because people do not leave unless they retire.
Engineering Intern/Baby Gear Team (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – June 3, 2013
I loved working here. As an intern I was always busy doing testing or model building. I had actually problem solving to do and it was a blast for any young engineer. My co-workers were all good people, and everyone seemed to be in a good mood all the time. Perhaps it was the friendly work environment, or the free coffee, I'm not sure.
Logistics / Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – East Aurora, NY – January 2, 2013
laid-off because i wouldn't sleep with boss a very dark sub culture of wife swapping and key parties sexual harassment runs wild and is covered up highest ranking officers in company take advantage of underlings for sex and money
Consumer relations (Current Employee) – East Aurora, NY – October 1, 2012
Little room for advancement. Too many queen bees. No job security. Way over politically correct. Social values shoved down your throat. Pay much less than comparable positions at other companies. Most salaries will still qualify you for food stamps in this dept.
benifits and toy discounts
tethered to phones, office politics and politically correctness gone amuck