Mattel

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An open-minded introduction to corporate life

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Strong community
Large resource bank
Constant innovation
Fantastic food and uplifting events

Cons

Corporate hierarchy can shoot down ideas rather quickly
Hard to break out of the normal/accepted design realm

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great work/life balance
    Onsite Day Care, Dry Cleaning, Gym and Credit Union
    Can't beat their half-day Fridays!

    Cons

    Old business, old thinking. Lots of alignment is necessary to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a leader for the digital group who has digital experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Could have been so great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong brands
    Half day Fridays
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    Extremely high stress level
    Spend 95% of time preparing/ perfecting power point presentations when they are usually quite good already.
    Don't empower their people.
    Great team structure, but dysfunctional in execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people. You have a strong team and hired them for a reason. Let them do their job. Provide clear direction on your goals and allow the team to work toward them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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