Mattel
3.4 of 5 216 reviews
www.mattel.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

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Good for a year maybe 2

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsGreat pay, great benefits, great work life balance.

ConsInterview process - 7 people over 1 month.
Lack of promotion and ability for growth. There is rampant micromanaging and it's very hierarchical.
Frequent reorgs
People very often leave and come back to the company to get promoted.
They innovation is becoming very stale or by innovation you mean taking ideas from inventors. People stay in the same position for 5 - 10 years and deliver the same formats.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide ownership in projects and opportunities for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An exciting, fun, leading edge, global experience, working with very high caliber people.

    Vice President Category Management (Former Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel


    Pros: 1) Fast moving and growing creates opportunities 2) Everyone knows your business so long lasting discussions with friends and other contacts 3) Far ahead of everyone in… Cons: 1) Long hours and if you travel you can be gone a long time 2) The most political company I ever worked for. In my situation… Advice to Senior Management: The board of directors is well balanced. Five years from now the world will not look like it does now and there will be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Filled with robots too scared to propose new ideas & threatened by anyone who does. Change & innovation are not welcome.

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    I worked at Mattel


    Pros: Looks good on a resume. Cons: Everyone is so threatened by everyone else, that you end your… Advice to Senior Management: Hire a team of psychologists to help shift the culture. Have senior… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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