We are Nerf, My Little Pony, Transformers, Play-Doh, Monopoly, Magic: The Gathering ... and so many more of your favorite brands. Everyone has a Hasbro story. Here are some of ours.
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Right away, I knew Hasbro was something I wanted to be part of.
After 15 years in the financial services industry, I joined Hasbro’s Digital Technology team. Of course, I expected things to be different. But it is so much more than the nature of the business. It’s the culture, it’s the fact that my desk is covered in toys, and it’s the people I get to work with. For the past three years I’ve been leading digital assets management. I have a collaborative and passionate team who inspires me to be a better version of myself.
I think differently here. Hasbro has this creative energy. I can feel it walking through the halls and talking to people. It taps into something I didn’t know I had, and I find myself considering different ways of approaching…well, basically everything.
I have so much freedom to express ideas – from challenging my team to create an 8-foot Optimus Prime out of stickie notes as a team-building exercise – to determining the way I tackle projects or address certain challenges. I have an impact on people and the way we work. I’m not sure if that’s crazy or awesome…
(BTW, it’s definitely awesome!)
I’ve been with Hasbro for six years and recently moved to a new position. I had been a Senior Coordinator in Facilities, and because I wanted to grow my career within the company, I was motivated to return to school and further my education.
Hasbro’s tuition benefits helped to change my life and my family’s life. I knew I had a great work ethic and strong leadership qualities, and I set out to finish my degree in hopes of taking on a bigger role. Fast forward four years, I not only finished my undergrad degree, but I also applied for, and got, a position as a Manager in our Consumer Care department. My main responsibility is to ensure that our consumers receive the best service whether it be by via phone, email or chat.
Hasbro saw beyond what was a big jump in titles. Hasbro saw ME – my experience, skills and reputation within the company – and saw the potential I could bring to a new team. I’m beyond impressed, and it’s made me believe in the strength of our Company and makes me want to support the wonderful things that Hasbro is doing in our communities, even more than I already did. I make it a point to volunteer every year in some capacity, because I know it takes willing hearts and hands to make change happen.
I have the greatest job in the world – I’m a technician in the Quality Assurance department. I’ve been known to introduce myself as a super hero, because my job is to make sure kids have fun, safe toys.
I test products that have been returned. One day, I received a box from Canada with a FURBY figure wrapped in a blanket, and a note from a child saying it was very sick and asked if we could make it better. We had to do something – her FURBY wasn’t working! After sharing her story with the Animatronics team, we tracked down a FURBY that looked exactly like the original and sent it home to her! I’m sure the child will remember her FURBY figure’s return forever.
Because of our team, I believe that our toys and games are the safest we can make them. I think they’re the most fun on the planet. I am so proud to be part of a company that puts kids first.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING has given me my best friends, some of my best memories, artwork for two of my tattoos (LOL) … and now the best job. I am living the dream.
Though Hasbro has an office in Mexico, I am the first Wizards of the Coast employee here. That means I’m part of MAGIC: THE GATHERING history!
MAGIC: THE GATHERING has influenced my life tremendously and to be developing the game that has helped shape who I am, is beyond amazing. Having someone dedicated to the Wizards Play Network in the region has created huge opportunities for the brand. Our team is growing, and by building relationships with consumers, store owners and distributors, we will, I think, revolutionize the MAGIC market, not only in Mexico, but in Latin America.
On a personal note, I was thrilled to go to our Renton, WA office for training. The office is the symbolic ‘home’ for MAGIC among gamers all over the globe. I’ll admit, the fan in me geeked out a bit when I saw Mitzy the Dragon in the lobby.
Hasbro Stories is a project that shares personal stories about connections to Hasbro and our brands; Hasbro and its affiliated companies do not accept unsolicited product or entertainment ideas.