Mattel

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

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved my experience there, but some people at executive levels do NOT belong there!

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. 1/2 day Fridays!

    Cons

    Decisions take too long and it holds them back from being first to market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    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!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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