Mattel

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Best job I ever had;

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Former Employee - Supervisor  in  City of Industry, CA
Former Employee - Supervisor in City of Industry, CA

Pros

Great company, great benefits and working personnel.

Cons

There is nothing bad to say about this company..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good relations with your employees

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, but a LOT is broken...

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays, generous time off, some flexibility based on boss/team, very smart and passionate people

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs, no clear career paths, can take too long for deserving people to get promoted...company values marketing above all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of shuffling directors and VPs around to lead departments and disciplines they have no experience in/know nothing about, hire experts from outside the organization to bring truly fresh perspective. In the hiring process, be sure that a candidate's experience is reflected in the role/level at which they're hired, otherwise their careers are stunted while at Mattel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Relationships are key along with intelligence, innovation, and speed to execution

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good for those who like a flexible and unstructured environment, plenty of room for business growth/new ideas, great for entrepreneurs and those coming from a Fortune 50, really good people, great work life balance, solid global exposure, great brand recognition, good benefits (1/2 day fridays, on site day care, gym and dry cleanres, subsidized cafe's, etc.)

    Cons

    not good for those who prefer structured environments, could use better succession, strategy and financial planning, IT infrastructure needs work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leading companies within their industry tend to promote from within to get the best ROI and maintain top tier talent while also creating a motivating environment with solid succession planning, P&G is a great example to learn from

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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