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Human capital is the greatest asset... not convinced Sr. Mgmt understands this currently

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

ProsSome of the most creative people I've come across--I'm inspired on a daily basis by many members of my team.
Great vacation time---week off between Christmas--New Years and mini "Spring Break"
Mattel walks the walk for product safety
Fun-loving environment
People take pride in the work they do
Diverse resources to get projects done--from in-house media, production, research

ConsWork-life balance depends on department and mgr. style
Debilitating politics--very demoralizing
Top heavy with not enough worker bees and lower levels getting burnt out--many different job functions are over workload capacity.
Although it's a fun loving environment, after the last round of layoffs the moral is down from being overworked.
Lots of reorgs that are disruptive to teams--most of these reorgs seem more reactionary than strategic

Advice to Senior ManagementOur business depends on happy creative teams and our human capital is our greatest asset. Don't focus on saving a few marginal dollars if it means overloading people and not leaving time to sit back and think of the next great idea.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's on the Top 100 Best places to work for a reason... It does make sense to me.

    Manager (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel


    Pros: Although I have only been here for a short time, I got really nervous looking at some the feedback prior to accepting the job offer.… Cons: In regards to politics, I have observed the concern raised by others, but the reality is that exists in every large organization. One difference… Advice to Senior Management: Try to continue to communicate the direction, you cannot have too much. There are still people (from what I can tell) who still don't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Mattel is a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel


    Pros: Mattel has good benefits, amenities and is in a great location. There is… Cons: Mattel asks a lot of its employees. There is a lot of work which… Advice to Senior Management: Mattel needs to spend a lot more time and effort on training its supervisors how to be supervisors, and how… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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