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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    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
  2.  

    Very good and recommend the job to friends

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent, American Girl Place in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent, American Girl Place in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    It's on Fortune Magazine's top 100 places to work in the USA for a reason... Leadership, respect given to employees, willingness to change if requested and alot more than that.

    Cons

    Being employed by a toy company isn't something worth boasting to friends & family. Other than that, nothing else was bad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make it easier for loss prevention to do it's job by putting up sensors at the door and more video cameras. There are so many blind spots in the store that it's so easy to steal!!

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