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Once you are in, it is hard to leave....and if you do, you just end up trying to come back.

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

I have been working at Mattel

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Senior management takes the company's "Play" values seriously, resulting in an ethical company that respects its employees. Year round half-day Fridays are even better than they sound!! Imagine working overtime and still leaving the office at 2pm!! Great brands that you can that you can get excited about and in an industry that is comparatively resistent to economic downturn. A very fast paced, dynamic company culture that gets addicting. Once you are at Mattel, it is hard to leave. Growth internationally shows promise for some cool career opportunities. Encourages internal rotation.

Cons

A past history of lay-offs leaving things a little too lean at the lower levels. Political in some areas, but has improved over the last few years. Hard to get in.

Advice to Management

Communication is king. So many of the recent moves are the right thing to do, but may be misunderstood. Keep your employees in the loop with the "what" and the "why" and they will support you. Avoid any significant workforce reductions at all costs. It really is a morale killer. We need more new brands like Monster High!!!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    OK Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Mattel

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance Good hours (Half day Fridays) OK benefits

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations Political atmosphere Ideas take a long time to implement

    Advice to Management

    Leadership would do better if they showed more interest


  2. 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good product, good people, community oriented

    Cons

    division between hourly and management


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