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Great opportunity for part time work

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Former Employee - Clerk  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Clerk in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Mattel

Pros

good product, good people, community oriented

Cons

division between hourly and management

No opinion of CEO

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    Toys and Trouble

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    Great benefits. Overall pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Company reorganization/outsourcing is unsettling. Limited growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Problem is, they suck you in and you find it hard to leave.
    For career growth, best to stay a couple years, get a promotion, then move on.
    If you're a director or above, it's a pretty good gig, and you're well protected.

    Cons

    A highly politically charged environment. If you aren't part of the in crowd, or don't play the politics just right, don't expect to get anywhere.
    It's a very dysfunctional company, where rules continually change. HR isn't really there to help you in your career growth, they're just on the sidelines to protect management when needed. And many times they aren't involved in the decision making.
    Layoffs for managers & below are frequent (once a year or so) and stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your people. Hire more workers (managers and below), and get rid of some of your dead weight (directors and above). I've never seen a company more top-heavy on directors, VPs and above. Listen to your workers more to weed out bad upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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