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Mattel Overview

www.mattel.com
El Segundo, CA
10000+ employees
1945
Company - Public (MAT)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Hasbro, Lego Group, JAKKS Pacific
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl® ... Read more

Mission: Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. We strive to achieve this vision through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative, and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and ... Read more

Mattel Reviews

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Mattel CEO Christopher A. Sinclair
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    "Good company to work for, great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Mattel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Friendly workplace
    Half day Fridays

    Cons

    Old systems
    Slow promotion process
    Not a lot of opportunities for professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Modernise systems and invest in new technologies and tools for employees

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Mattel Interviews

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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Mattel (El Segundo, CA).

    Interview

    The first round is a phone screen. If you pass phone screen, then you usually interview with 3-4 people from Manager to Director level to identify what team/brand would be a good fit. If the 2nd round goes well, then you usually have final round with a few Directors/VP level. You interview with people that are on the team as well as cross-functional partners you would work with (design, product development, marketing, etc.).

    Interview Questions

    • -Tell me about a good & bad marketing campaign? What makes it good/bad?
      -What is the biggest mistake or regret you have made?
      -What is your elevator pitch?
      -What is your biggest strength/weakness?
      -Case Questions: How would you sell this product (pen/water bottle/etc.) to a retail buyer?  
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    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate 2 week delay before start date to get a bit of time to move & rejuvenate before starting role. Salary at AMM level typically is non-negotiable and pretty fair compensation to start.

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Mattel Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
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