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Very Solid Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I think the company has good sound management that is making good decisions to keep us afloat in this economy. Sound judgement is important

Cons

There really aren't many. The product competition might be the worst. Other than that there aren't too many reasons why I would move to another company

Advice to Management

Open more job positions abroad

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, Awful treatment of Designers.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Mattel full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation. Good vacation & holiday time. Half-day fridays.

    Cons

    Hard work & extra initiative is not acknowledged at Mattel (NYC FP Office). Designers are made to stay late (on average until 8pm) without overtime pay. Favorites shoot up the ladder because they say the right things to the right people. Management roles are not given to the most talented. "Producers" & "Work-horses" are kept in lower positions to do all the work and get no credit. If you are okay with staying late without getting promotions or appreciation - this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Notice those who are the most talented & reward them! Mattel - If you want to be the "Most Innovative" toy company in the world, reward innovation & remove stagnation.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sounds like a fun company, but the drama doesn't make it worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Half day fridays, free toys, creative work environment. Some really smart, creative people.

    Cons

    Very stressful, micro managing, Sr. Mgmt. can be abrasive and rude, compensation. Sometimes you feel guilty going to a doctor's appointment or even getting sick.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage up and don't take your stress out on the employees below. The work itself is fun, it's the people that make the job not worth it.


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