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Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Mattel full-time (less than an year)

Pros

no extra hours of working, half day friday

Cons

too much dependent on long timers. Most employees are there for more than 10 years and they don't embrace new people well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be open to new ideas

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Was great once ...not so much anymore.

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    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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    FPF - NYC Office: Not worth the stress

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    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
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