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Good Job, No Growth

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Former Employee - Brand Director  in  El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Brand Director in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Mattel

Pros

Great People
Great Products and brands

Cons

Layoffs
Cost cutting
Overseas manufacture
Soft on innovation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop your people and provide growth opportunities

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Par for the coarse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Aurora, NY

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Fun to make toys for a living
    Friendly atmosphere
    Pay is generally good for those who deserve it
    Training offered is good

    Cons

    Political types get ahead quickly
    Too often hire from the studios
    Getting very top heavy. More and more VP's and less worker bees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize strategic value of IT and don't treet as a body shop. Be careful in promoting those who are political and focus only on those who produce.

    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent work life balance, slow career growth

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

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Outstanding People
    Great work life balance
    Not a sweatshop
    Smart employees

    Cons

    Slow and limited career growth
    Mature company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employee growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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