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Could be the perfect workplace, if only the management rewarded the work and not political maneuvering and glad-handing.

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Former Employee - Project Designer in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Project Designer in El Segundo, CA

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

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

Pros

Highly creative environment. Great people. Competitive salary. Working on big entertainment properties. TOYS!

Cons

Middle management flooded with low-talent, politically-oriented yes-men who never hesitate to throw their highly-skilled, hard-working minions under the bus to keep them down and make themselves look good.

Advice to Management

Look at your best creators and innovators and promote them. Middle management doesn't benefit from smiling politicians. It needs passionate, gritty ass-kickers.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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)

    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


  2. Great Experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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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