Mattel

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Mattel is a great place to work.

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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 good benefits, amenities and is in a great location. There is a lot of energy, and an atmosphere of dedication among the intelligent and vibrant employees.

Cons

Mattel asks a lot of its employees. There is a lot of work which needs to be done, often on tight schedules, with minimal staffing. Layoffs are not uncommon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mattel needs to spend a lot more time and effort on training its supervisors how to be supervisors, and how to be motivators. There needs to be emphasis put on being good managers, not just getting the work done.

Recommends
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    Good for a year maybe 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Interview 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide ownership in projects and opportunities for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Filled with robots too scared to propose new ideas & threatened by anyone who does. Change & innovation are not welcome.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in 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 day feeling defeated, not by the work, but by the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a team of psychologists to help shift the culture. Have senior execs start being more attentive and verbal, praising new ideas, openness and team work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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