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Great company. Friendly environment

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Former Intern - Finance/Operations Intern in El Segundo, CA
Former Intern - Finance/Operations Intern in El Segundo, CA

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

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

Pros

Casual and half day fridays!

Cons

Not much bad to say about Mattel. Only worked there for 3 months, and i had no complaints.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Horrible management and HR, preach about work-life balance, but not true.

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

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great brands and creative work. People are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    Management seems like a high school clique looking out for each other. Moving up is slow, and too many re-organizations contribute to that. Although work-life balance is preached about, it is not true as the workloads do not allow for it. Workers are unappreciated and treated as expendable.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall good place to work but can be stressful at times

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Half day Fridays!
    Competitive compensation
    Good toy discounts

    Cons

    Old school management philosophy - tend to manage to numbers
    Too many levels
    Career progression can slow due to top-heavy management
    People tend to be overworked

    Advice to Management

    Reward and recognize your people when they are deserving. Often times this company is managed to a number with not enough regard for other considerations.

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