Mattel
3.4 of 5 216 reviews
www.mattel.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

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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.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA

ProsSenior 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.

ConsA 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 Senior ManagementCommunication 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!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Organization, the ugly stepchild of core business

    Lead Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel


    Pros: Great perks, generous time off, pay seemed pretty fair. Lot of charitable… Cons: Don't let the toys fool you, its pretty stuffy. In the one year I worked there - there were 4 layoffs! In IT, you are most… Advice to Senior Management: If there was not 80% turnover since I left in IT, it is darn well close. There seemed to be no firm direction, one week… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    OK Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel


    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 Senior Management: Leadership would do better if they showed more interest More
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