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Great company. Friendly environment

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

I worked at Mattel as an intern for less than a year

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 for 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Neutral Outlook
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