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www.mgae.com
Van Nuys, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1980
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary products for the toy and consumer electronics market. The company also licenses its products in such areas as home décor ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to entertain children around the world and become a memorable part of their childhood.

MGA Entertainment Reviews

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MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian
Isaac Larian
59 Ratings
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    "Health care and bagels were cool..."

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MGA Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Bagels and co-workers (some of them)

    Cons

    1. Absolutely no life/work balance - if you didn't work longer hours than you were getting paid for, even if your projects were completed, you were a slacker.
    2. Middle-Management is so frazzled because of the tremendous pressure placed on them that they are unable to effectively manage teams.
    3. Nepotism - it's so difficult to get ahead there is you aren't someone's kid, sister, whatever.
    4. Lack of Direction - talk about a moving target! It was like chasing after a greased pig.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick with it!

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MGA Entertainment Interviews

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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at MGA Entertainment (Van Nuys, CA).

    Interview

    Chaotic to say the least, after the phone interview there were 6 onsite interviews - all on different days and some they tried to set up with less than 2 hours notice. Often you would show up and the people slated to interview were not available so you interviewed with people who didn't know anything about the position.

    After 7 weeks of impromptu interviews I accepted a position somewhere else, this didn't stop their recruiter from trying to set up further interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • The majority of the questions were about if you had the ability to say no, even if it was to a relative of the president. There were very few work questions; most of them were politically motivated and often they involved questions about your thoughts on the person who had interviewed you prior.   Answer Question
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MGA Entertainment Awards & Accolades

  • Tillywig Award Winner, Tillywig, 2015
  • Dr. Toy Product Award (Best Classic), Dr. Toy's, 2012

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