Everyone has a Hasbro story. Watch and listen to some from our employees and fans.

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Adam

"I knew on my first day that I'd found my spot."

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Growing up, I learned life lessons from OPTIMUS PRIME and to be community-minded from G.I. JOE. Playing with action figures helped to develop my imagination, and I believe my imagination has guided me to my career.

 

I am so proud of what I do. I get to visually tell a game’s story…and how fun it is. I design the brand, characters, packaging, and game components that families interact with. My team is creating stories and brands that bring kids and their families together. They’re connecting and building memories when they’re playing our games.  It’s truly an awesome responsibility.

 

I thought my experience was unique: I grew up playing with Hasbro brands and now I work here…cool! The longer I’m at Hasbro, the more I realize that I’m part of a flock of people who have similar experiences, values and drive. Working here, you find your people. I knew on my first day that I’d found my spot.

 

Joining Hasbro gave me the freedom to be creative, and more importantly, to have a creative voice. Actually, most importantly, I’m encouraged to share my creativity. My leaders believe a ‘eureka’ moment for a new game can come from anywhere. A lunch room conversation about a new game idea can easily turn into a hit game almost overnight. I’m on a super collaborative team, and they value my input. I’m a little obsessed with the idea of gamifying…everything!

 

Sometimes during meetings, I get a crazy realization that I am here making decisions about how to pie someone in the face or how to turn the latest trend into a game. Plus, it’s fun to talk about. I mean, I tell people I work on the PIE FACE team.

 

Playing games for a living is awesome!

Stephanie

"Our products help people to have great memories."

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Thor and Amanda

"Be who you are."

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Corey

"I’m a kid at heart."

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Heather

"I would describe Hasbro as empowering."

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DeQuan

"I've spent my whole career in gaming."

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It feels like Hasbro games have been part of my entire life.

 

As I got older, I took up MAGIC: THE GATHERING and it’s put me where I am today. The brand has given me a lot of opportunities in my life, so I’m glad to be helping make it great.

 

I’ve spent my whole career in the gaming industry in almost every discipline – designer, retailer, judge, tournament organizer, convention manager, sales, FAN – and now I have the chance to add marketer to the list.

 

I love that I’m able to apply my experiences to my job at Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast division. My team analyzes the needs of our retailers to come up with programs and ideas to help stores create quality play experiences for players and to find out what would help their store be better.

 

I’ve been at Hasbro for about two years. When I started, I was known as “the guy who sold his business and moved 2,000 miles to work at Wizards of the Coast.” I jumped at the opportunity and moved to Washington from Texas and couldn’t have landed in a more perfect place! I’m surrounded by some of the smartest people I know. Really, there are tons of super smart, creative people here, and I feel like I can learn from each of them.

 

Wizards is a leader and doing things other companies are not even attempting, like our agreement with Twitch to maximize our online streaming presence. We have a huge organized play program that is unmatched in the industry. Our Grand Prix circuit has 30+ events a year. We have the best programs for in-store play and the best onboarding experience for retailers. 

 

I noticed right away how Hasbro and Wizards values their employees – their well-being and communities as much as the skills they bring to their jobs. I wasn’t aware of how involved Hasbro employees are in their communities before I joined the company. For instance, Wizards works with local non-profit organizations and the school system here to have kids visit our building to play games at lunch or after school. I was so impressed, I signed up right away. Me and my little buddy get along great! The activities are fun, and it’s was a great way to be involved in the community, while I was still learning the area.

 

Meghan

"The North Star is the story."

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Matthew

"I'm getting a front seat to creativity."

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I chose to work at Hasbro, because I believe in the what the company stands for…and I want to be a part of the inclusion it inspires.

 

The diversity of this company enables me, my family and my children to hold our heads up high.

 

In addition to Hasbro’s integrity, I’m excited to see what our next innovation is! As part of the Design & Development team on Integrated Play, I am getting a front seat to that creativity.

 

Michelle

"How is this not a cool job?"

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I’m a Sample Coordinator in Model Services. I work in what I consider to be the hub of Design and Development for Hasbro.

 

Every day, I interact with the people in all aspects of toy and game development. I coordinate the acquisition and distribution of our prototype samples created for television commercials, global retailer previews and events such New York Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con.

 

I love giving tours of Model Services, especially to children during Hasbro’s Global Day of Joy. One child told me, "This is the best field trip ever!" That was awesome :) How is this not a cool job?

 

Waking up every day, wanting to go to work because I really WANT to, is very, very special.

 

Kevin

"I think about how I can make a bigger impact in the world."

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Mark

"I think differently here."

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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!)

Xephyr

"In my job, I feel like a digital ninja."

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Aaron

"This was a rebirth."

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Jacqui

"Hasbro took a chance on me, and it changed my life."

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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.

Diane

"Hasbro unleashed my inner rock star."

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Fernando

"I’m part of MAGIC: THE GATHERING history."

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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.

Carlos

"I bring smiles to everybody."

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Doug

"This job makes me feel like a super hero."

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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.

Courtney

"Be a kid forever."

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Charlie

"Coming back to Hasbro made me feel like myself again."

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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.