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FANTASTIC

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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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    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mattel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern there for a few months in a small department. Could totally sense more drama going on in larger departments. I had lots of fun with a lot of toys in the office. People are generally nice and talented. Half-day Fridays are the best. I learned a lot from the internship and have met some great people. Would love to work there again if I have the chance to.

    Cons

    More drama in larger departments

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