At Radio Flyer Inc., 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 67 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.30. It was published on Feb 12, 2018. 18179 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
People look forward to coming to work here.
You can count on people to cooperate.

What They Do

We asked Radio Flyer Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

For over 100 years, our company has produced children’s products that bring smiles and create warm memories that last a lifetime. Today, Radio Flyer designs tricycles, scooters, wagons, battery operated vehicles and many other ride-ons that inspire imaginations!

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60707 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 75 Employees Worldwide: 115
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1917

Matt Young (Advanced Concepts Manager) hits a home run with his costume for the Radio Flyer Halloween party.

Perks and Programs

We asked Radio Flyer Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Radio Flyer is Innovative: Radio Flyer is a best place to work because it has a culture focused on blending innovation with an iconic brand. Radio Flyer is the leader of patents in its category and has over 100 different products. Radio Flyer is one of the few companies who can say they have won a Chicago Innovation Award three times! Radio Flyer has also won the Toy Industry, Toy of the Year Award twice!
  • Happy 100th Anniversary: Radio Flyer celebrated its 100th Anniversary of bringing smiles to kids of all ages and creating warm memories that last a life time. It is an awesome legacy and Flyers are inspired to be a part of this moment in history. All Flyers are playing a special part in shaping the next 100 years!
  • Flyers get paid to Play: Engineers literally come to work and play! Part of the research and development process involves hands-on interaction with products and toys, it is a key to fostering creativity and innovation. Flyers can ride a scooter down Coaster Boulevard to get from the Launch Pad (office), to the Engine Room (design studio), to the world-class Prototype shop.
  • Everybody grows at Radio Flyer: Radio Flyer offers continuous training and professional development through Wagon U. Wagon U includes communication, business, and onboarding training courses. Coaching and mentorship is regularly provided by managers and senior leaders and formal training and certifications are provided both internally and externally.
  • Radio Flyer has a Great Team: Radio Flyer has talented, creative Flyers! Radio Flyer attracts top talent and the best perk is the people you work with everyday. Radio Flyer’s designs go to market and become award winning products and inspire children all over the world.
  • FUNomenal Culture: FUN committees is one way to get to know other Flyers while also having a positive impact on the world and each other through the Eco Flyers Little Green Garden, SMILE Squad volunteer days, Wellness committee summer challenges, Warm Memories wedding celebrations, and the Vision Mission and Values Little Red Rule award, and Captain FUNomenal!
  • Rewards that make you smile: The total compensation & benefits package Radio Flyer provides is competitive and includes a bonus program, 401(k) match and profit sharing. In addition, Radio Flyer offers rich benefits (including a 100% employer funded benefits option), flextime, summer hours and a vacation purchase program. A personalized Build – A – Wagon including a Ryder the bear and a custom blanket are given to all expectant parents.
  • Coolest work space: Radio Flyer provides an exceptional and sustainable, LEED Platinum Certified work space with natural light, standing desks, a back yard patio and grill, Wellness Zone, Radio Café, high tech Model 18 conference room, couches in the Den and room to ride a scooter down Coaster Boulevard between the Playground and the Quality Lab where products are tested. There is also a world-class Prototype Shop onsite to create models during the design process.
  • Radio Flyer Shares the Love for Outdoor Play: KaBoom! Flyers have built eight (8) outdoor playgrounds in Chicago, creating spaces for kids to play! Employees receive free products throughout the year and through an employee purchase program that offers 50% off of products. Employees are able to share wagons, trikes, scooters, etc. with their families and friends to inspire outdoor play.
  • Great place to launch your career: Radio Flyer has a top rated intern program. WORK, GROW, PLAY is the motto. Interns are given meaningful work and are a key part of Radio Flyer's creative and FUNomenal culture.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,700 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Radio Flyer lights up the night, celebrating 100 years and counting!


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
23 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Radio Cafe, daily subsidized lunch program, Wellness Zone = onsite fitness center, locker rooms and showers, lactation room, back year grill, on-site health assessment, annual chair massages, Company Social Hours, bike room, and coffee bar.)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 50 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer Vice President of Operations & Sustainability Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 1 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Employees reentering the workforce
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Flyer’s build our 8th KaBOOM! playground in Chicago to promote play.



How to Get Hired

We asked Radio Flyer Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

A career at Radio Flyer offers individuals the chance to be a part of the world’s most loved children’s brand. We look for prospective Flyers who currently live and are aligned with the F-L-Y-E-R Code (these are our values). We look for people who provide FUNomenal Customer Experiences (yes, we spell it with “FUN” on purpose, this is because we are a toy company and fun is important to us and our customers), Live with Integrity, Yes I Can, Excellence in Everything, Responsible for Success. We can say this many different ways, but it always comes back to these 5 values and we look for people who demonstrate this at their core. Our people continue to build a great company together and will achieve personal and professional success through working hard, working smart, and having fun together.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates that have a track record of excellence and passion for achieving success in their field will get Radio Flyer’s attention. Radio Flyer is looking for candidates that are committed to and aligned with our Vision, Mission and Values.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Radio Flyer is looking to grow its Product Development team. We are looking for creative designers and engineers who want to work with world class resources in an innovative environment.  If you are interested in designing for an American iconic brand, and having direct influence on the products that deliver smiles to kids of all ages, this is the best place for you. Radio Flyer is focused on hiring exceptional Industrial Designers and Product Development Engineers! Those with experience with consumer products are generally the best match. There are various position levels open, so those looking to start their career directly out of school or those with more experience are encouraged to apply and share their portfolios. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Review our openings on and apply directly to open roles, if interested and qualified. Ensure to include any supplemental material, like work samples, portfolios, or references, these will help you stand out! You should also follow us on LinkedIn, on Instagram @Radioflyerjobs and Twitter @RadioFlyerJobs.

hiring Outlook

15 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 1% Job Growth
150 Average applicants per opening 4,492 Total job applicants
6% New hires by employee referrals 43% Openings filled by current employees
5 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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