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  1.  

    No comment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel

    Pros

    Half day Fridays are good.

    Cons

    I have no comment for cons.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SFA

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

    I worked at Mattel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and half day Fridays. Reasonable work life balance

    Cons

    Poor career planning, short sight focus, lot of layers need to approve plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify processes, take care of your people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place for those who are up for it

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

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and resources

    Cons

    They will let you sit if you allow them too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people opportunities to move within the company if they so choose. Those who do not wish to but are seeking advancement you should encourage the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run the other way!

    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Nice people, Friday half-days, decent food in the commissary.

    Cons

    No training, poor management, long hours, idiotic way of recruiting new employees - it's all who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training your staff and building a good team; spend less time trying to make yourself look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Intentions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Make and Sell Toys! Smiling Children!

    Cons

    Big Business environment - too focused on Big Ideas to make up for spend - ignoring real operation efficiency

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    It's great working with toys, benefits are good, and the people are great. Reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies are fair, plus lots of holiday time.

    Cons

    Some advancement for older workers. Company re-structures create a situation where the remaining workers absorb the workloads of those eliminated. Longer hours for the individual are a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that streamlining the work force is not always a best answer. Workers appreciate still being employed, but an over-saturated workload will only cause undue stress, and deadlines could be missed.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    not so good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Call Center in Madison, WI

    I worked at Mattel part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice chairs, nice parking lot

    Cons

    low pay, too many toys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits and co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copywriter in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Copywriter in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, ample vacation time, creative environment, half day Fridays

    Cons

    A draconian IP policy that dictates anything we create during our off-hours that could be seen as having a toy application belongs to the company and they consider anything from a children's book to a killer robot as their intellectual property of Mattel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current executive leadership team inspires neither confidence or loyalty. Clean house and hire some leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Seasonal retail service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mattel

    Pros

    flexiblity. good support from leadership

    Cons

    personal growth. distance of driving time.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience at Mattel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great. There is a lot of potential for growth. Many people are understanding and willing to hear you out. Very understanding about having a life outside of work and willing to work with you in order to keep work life balance great.

    Cons

    Could be difficult to move up if the timing isn't right. There are many factors that are involved in whether you get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You rarely see upper management, and they do not help the people that are under them with their growth. They also don't take the time to get to know the employees unless you are at their level, and they act as if they sit on a throne.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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