Mattel

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Was great once ...not so much anymore.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Mattel full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Half day Fridays
Some very nice hard working people

Cons

Way to much stress
Lack of direction from Sr management
Ultra high performance expectations
Management has definite favorites
Intense corporate politics at all levels

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with your employees to get them to the next level. Don't give them impossible goals that can't be met. If one falls from favor there is no redemption under current Sr Management regardless of performance. Quit firing your great leaders and talent. Treat employees with respect and not as commodities.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    FPF - NYC Office: Not worth the stress

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Half day Fridays
    Benefits
    Opportunity to work on great brands
    Opportunity to learn global product development

    Cons

    Very Stressful
    High-school politics
    Poor Sr. Mgmt
    Fear driven culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of ridiculing and blaming poor performances on the lowest levels take a serious look at Sr. Mgmt. They create a culture of fear, passive aggression and negativity. People are laughed at in front of colleagues and then shunned from any career advancement. Some people thrive in this culture and are rewarded for "being on the bus." Well, school's out and I have other things to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you can go with the flow of constant change.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities on different brands.

    Cons

    Very intense development timeline. Lots of extra hours...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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