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Helpful (5)

IT Organization, the ugly stepchild of core business

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great perks, generous time off, pay seemed pretty fair. Lot of charitable opportunities. Onsite gym and cafeteria. Emphasis on corporate culture. Had good training programs.

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 definitely a second class citizen. Cut-throat business, things get grim when there is a bad quarter. Shareholder, not end customer - seems to be the focus.

Advice to 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 - thousands of dollars of training, next week - half those people are laid off. Hybrid outsourcing model is just not working. Spent millions on outside consultancies to say what the busboy in the cafeteria already knew..

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. My experience is neutral, neither like or dislike.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are half day Fridays throughout the company.

    Cons

    The parking structure has a million speed bumps and it takes 10 minutes just to park unless you are VP.

    Advice to Management

    Management communicates on an as-needed basis; I would appreciate more communication.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people & products but senior leadership has no vision or inspiration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people who are passionate about the brands, are smart & truly care about making kids happy

    Cons

    A senior leadership team who sits around and count their money rather than thinking strategically about inspiring & motivating their workforce

    Advice to Management

    Move on -- let a new group take the helm.


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