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Over all good, could be improved.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Mattel

Pros

Good, causal, fun work environment. Decent location, nice headquarters, good cafeteria, and good employee discount. Great design team and opportunity to think creatively most of the time.

Cons

The higher ups changing their minds constantly and creating more work for employees and in turn making it sometimes difficult to make and meet deadlines.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To communicate clearly what is the direction and sticking to it. To much politics involve sometimes, make it frustrating for employees to work productively.

Approves of CEO

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    Treat you with respect

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    Former Employee - Retail Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Retail Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    They treat you with respect, and are always willing to work with you if you need time off for important personal issues.

    Cons

    Hours are low and benefits have been eliminated for part time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have promised something to employees, don't just suddenly take it away

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Time for new mgmt blood at Mattel

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

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    Mattel has great design teams, great brands, and the teams at Boys and Girls, American Girl and Fisher Price are very driven to succeed. They take a lot of pride in their products.

    Cons

    Mattel's consensus environment has deteriorated to a point where you have people more worried about what others are doing than what competition is doing. Too many people in the management layers to "stay informed" rather than adding value. Not enough communications from managers to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more new blood in the management ranks who are competent at their roles, and rotating the the same old cronies though assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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