Not a small company, not a large one either
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 April 2013
Spin Master is stuck between being a large organization and a small one. On one hand, in most roles you will feel like you can make a real difference for the company. On the other hand, the management structure relatively hierarchical, but processes for escalation and idea sharing are not very well developed SO if you have ideas you want to get done outside of your immediate area of influence, you will likely struggle to get buy-in from other teams.
Overall, it was good experience working there and the culture is fun and flexible BUT it was not a great fit for someone who craves structure and clear career progression planning.
you work with toys (and get free ones at xmas), work with creative people, bagel wednesdays, very philanthropic organization
lack of processes, job insecurity (hit toys grow the company quickly, no hits = layoffs)