Mattel
3.4 of 5 197 reviews
www.mattel.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great benefits, Awful treatment of Designers.

Designer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Mattel full-time

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

ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementNotice 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Mattel full-time


Pros: Benefits, Half day fridays, free toys, creative work environment. Some… Cons: Very stressful, micro managing, Sr. Mgmt. can be abrasive and rude, compensation.… Advice to Senior Management: Learn how to manage up and don't take your stress out on the employees below.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Don't waste your time

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I worked at Mattel full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great benefits, Friday half day, Cons: Highly Political, backstabbing, arrogant, and long long hours. Better like doing work that is a level above you while they keep your pay and title… Advice to Senior Management: Let people innovate and quit rushing product to market. Foster an environment of stability and make the employees feel welcome and that they have a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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