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Doesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEO
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The office is very much a friendly one, however the location is somewhat out the way, if you are looking for a place to work in a metropolitan location then this is certainly not the place for you. One of the best reasons to work at Mattel is the large discounts given to employees for toys (fisherprice, barbie, hotwheels). There's quite a lot of team building days / functions, probably taken more from the american business culture side of things.
The main downside I experienced was that all major decisions taken in US, this resulted in a lack of information fed back to european offices, which could lead to wasted time and effort.
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Was that Barbie and her new beau spotted catching the sights around London? Chances are, it was. Just ask Mattel UK, which is the British marketing and distribution arm of global toy maker, Mattel. The company's brands include Barbie, of course, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Fisher-Price toys. Mattel also makes a variety of playthings based on licensed characters such as Harry Potter and Yu-Gi-Oh!. For years, Barbie was queen of the UK, however, her popularity had been waning. To this end, Mattel has tapped the collectibles market to breathe ...