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FANTASTIC

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- generous pay & benefits
- more vacation and holiday time off than any other company in the cpg realm
- 5-10 minutes from the beach
- half-day Fridays all year long
- fun products and marketing campaigns
- intelligent, inspiring co-workers

Cons

- there are no glaring cons; general office politics and red tape

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and diverse. Many have worked there for many years. In order for Mattel to have such a large company in the area, LA made them work around the heavy LAX traffic - therefore half day Fridays. Mattel is generous to their employees in many ways.

    Cons

    Everything goes up the chain to one person, therefore there is a lot of paranoia and constant changing of plans. Sadly, Mattel gets in its own way a lot and can move very slowly. The smaller upstart toy companies often get the products on the shelf more quickly at a lower cost.

    Advice to Management

    Please trust the creative people you take so much care in recruiting and placing. It's soul crushing to have years of work killed in one hour because mothers in Long Beach "didn't get it." Take a good look at who your managers are and what they are capable of. There are a lot of people coasting and some great folks who are going unrecognized. The corporate structure needs a re-org.


  2. A very good company to work for if you have a family

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

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good benefits
    work life balance
    Half day fridays and holiday shutdown
    family oriented culture. people are genuinely nice. team work environment

    Cons

    It was political and hard to get promoted
    didn't have a lot of team building events everyone just went home after work because most of the people in our group have families
    Could have been more casual for finance organization


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