Mattel Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Great Experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great sense of work/life balance. Everyone their seems to really love their jobs.

    Cons

    Not many bad things I can say about Mattel.

  2. Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - American Girl Bistro Server
    Current Employee - American Girl Bistro Server

    I have been working at Mattel part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible scheduling, happy people, happy customers. There is a 401(k) plan available, even though I'm just a part time server! Great managers, who understand that I'm still in school and need to balance my job and school well.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any! I come on the weekends, put on my pink hair bow, and get to work! The hostesses could be more fair with the way they seat us servers, but that's not really a complaint on the management!

  3. great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mattel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people are amazingly talented.

    Cons

    I can't really think of many negatives about working there!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent large company with good benefits and much opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although, this is a large Fortune 500 company, the feel is very caring and family like. Pay and benefits are good and the company matched 401k is generous. Much opportunity and growth exist in and environment that encourages creativity.

    Cons

    Job security is often in question.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to retain the best and the brightest by supporting a work-life balance.

  6. Exciting, rewarding, demanding business working with very talented employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exutive Many Functions in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Exutive Many Functions in Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A leading edge creative company in product categories, subsidiaries and how the business is run. Fast moving, decisions in a timely fashion and usually promotions by merit. Excellent salary structure and bonus system and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    You must recognize and accept a high degree of politics. If you can't handle confusion due to politics don't work here, on the other hand if you can cope its a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I have tracked my former employer Mattel and have no advice for the toy business. Multi device electronics are starting to grab dollars all the way down to two years old. More attention to expanding into that market seems wise.

  7. Mattel offers their employees a good company culture with many benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of extra perks for their employees. There is a lot of work you have to do but there is always something positive going on. Company values, benefits, basketball leagues, dry cleaners, day-care, company parties and gatherings, opportunity.

    Cons

    Like any company there are times when you have tons of work and protocol, and sometimes you don't. The security is intense and you aren't allowed to bring in personal computers.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to take on activities outside of your direct work. There is a lot of opportunity to grow as an employee.

  8. Part time seasonal retail associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Liked the seasonal schedule just for the holidays.

    Cons

    Would enjoy some additional hours during the rest of the year.

  9. Inspiration and challenges that fuel creativity are the bread and butter of this place!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Designer

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people , the opportunities to learn and to contribute your vision.

    Cons

    wish there was chance to travel to more industry fairs.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open in communications to all levels of the work force.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really really fun environment! A lot of incredibly smart people who are passionate about what they do. 1/2 day Fridays are the best too!

    Cons

    Work load can sometimes be overwhelming. It's a big company so a lot of politics and heirarchy is involved I'm decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ones doing the everyday work!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Best job I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser

    I worked at Mattel part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I wanted to return to the company and the new district manager was not helpful. Didn't ever fill the position I applied for

    Cons

    Not enough information about store procedures that you call on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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