Mattel

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High Drama, Bad Politics & Mega MicroManagement - Run in the other direction!

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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 full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The idea of working at a toy company is kinda cool. 50% discount on all unlicensed items (Barbie and monster high is only 30% off). Nice area of El Segundo. Good benefits.

Cons

If you are thinking about coming to work for Mattel, please read this carefully. I'm not a disgruntled employee...but I am an unhappy employee....and there are many of us who vent to each other daily. Mattel is filled with a lot of older people in powerful positions who aren't going anywhere. They micro manage like I've never seen before. They want you to do your work, be creative and innovative....but unless you can mind read.....it doesn't really work. The politics and drama are high. No one is direct with you and expects that you come in a conform to the "Mattel Way" I'd seriously tell you to RUN in the other direction. Wish I had better news.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Re-evaluate those you have in high-level positions.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very corporate, but better than most.

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

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    Good benefits, relaxed environment on a personal level, but very driven on a professional one.

    Cons

    Too many re-orginizations. Many senior staff members not utilized adequately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to change things to justify your position, and just do your job.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall my time at Mattel was pretty positive and great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    The company is great and takes good care of their employees. On site toy store and gym. Frequent events to build camaraderie within teams.

    Cons

    Mattel is still a massive corporation. Long lines and red tape.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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