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good

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Mattel full-time (Less than a 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 Management

Be open to new ideas

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. Was great once ...not so much anymore.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    FPF - NYC Office: Not worth the stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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