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Great company - would work there again in a second!

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Middleton, WI
Current Employee - Project Manager in Middleton, WI

I have been working at Mattel full-time for more than a year

Pros

Creative, positive people - a love for the brand and what they do at American Girl.

Cons

Change - role clarification, new leadership not knowing the brand.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most senior management is great; you need to listen to your people; they add more valuable information than you think.

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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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    FANTASTIC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel full-time for 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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