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Mattel Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
254 Reviews
3.1
254 Reviews
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Mattel CEO and Director Bryan G. Stockton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also having half day Fridays all year around is nice (in 75 reviews)

  • There are many work/life balance initiatives to take advantage of (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance is nearly non-existent: emails and work on weekends, late nights (in 15 reviews)

  • Some long hours and weekend emails (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was a fun experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    4 and a half day working week. Lots of room to innovate

    Cons

    Leadership was political and tended to be autocratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move people around more often to get global experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - American Girl Bistro Server
    Current Employee - American Girl Bistro Server

    I have been working at Mattel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible scheduling, happy people, happy customers. There is a 401(k) plan available, even though I'm just a part time server! Great managers, who understand that I'm still in school and need to balance my job and school well.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any! I come on the weekends, put on my pink hair bow, and get to work! The hostesses could be more fair with the way they seat us servers, but that's not really a complaint on the management!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mattel (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people are amazingly talented.

    Cons

    I can't really think of many negatives about working there!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent large company with good benefits and much opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Although, this is a large Fortune 500 company, the feel is very caring and family like. Pay and benefits are good and the company matched 401k is generous. Much opportunity and growth exist in and environment that encourages creativity.

    Cons

    Job security is often in question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to retain the best and the brightest by supporting a work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting, rewarding, demanding business working with very talented employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exutive Many Functions in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Exutive Many Functions in Hawthorne, CA

    I worked at Mattel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A leading edge creative company in product categories, subsidiaries and how the business is run. Fast moving, decisions in a timely fashion and usually promotions by merit. Excellent salary structure and bonus system and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    You must recognize and accept a high degree of politics. If you can't handle confusion due to politics don't work here, on the other hand if you can cope its a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have tracked my former employer Mattel and have no advice for the toy business. Multi device electronics are starting to grab dollars all the way down to two years old. More attention to expanding into that market seems wise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mattel offers their employees a good company culture with many benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Mattel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of extra perks for their employees. There is a lot of work you have to do but there is always something positive going on. Company values, benefits, basketball leagues, dry cleaners, day-care, company parties and gatherings, opportunity.

    Cons

    Like any company there are times when you have tons of work and protocol, and sometimes you don't. The security is intense and you aren't allowed to bring in personal computers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to take on activities outside of your direct work. There is a lot of opportunity to grow as an employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Part time seasonal retail associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Liked the seasonal schedule just for the holidays.

    Cons

    Would enjoy some additional hours during the rest of the year.

  9.  

    Tool ENgineer

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    Former Employee - Tool Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Tool Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at Mattel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, hard work is appreciated.

    Cons

    Limited career growth, could be more innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Inspiration and challenges that fuel creativity are the bread and butter of this place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Designer

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people , the opportunities to learn and to contribute your vision.

    Cons

    wish there was chance to travel to more industry fairs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open in communications to all levels of the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Really really fun environment! A lot of incredibly smart people who are passionate about what they do. 1/2 day Fridays are the best too!

    Cons

    Work load can sometimes be overwhelming. It's a big company so a lot of politics and heirarchy is involved I'm decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ones doing the everyday work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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