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"Great people & products but senior leadership has no vision or inspiration"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Amazing people who are passionate about the brands, are smart & truly care about making kids happy

Cons

A senior leadership team who sits around and count their money rather than thinking strategically about inspiring & motivating their workforce

Advice to Management

Move on -- let a new group take the helm.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Loved my experience there, but some people at executive levels do NOT belong there!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. 1/2 day Fridays!

    Cons

    Decisions take too long and it holds them back from being first to market.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "IT Organization, the ugly stepchild of core business"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, generous time off, pay seemed pretty fair.
    Lot of charitable opportunities.
    Onsite gym and cafeteria.
    Emphasis on corporate culture.
    Had good training programs.

    Cons

    Don't let the toys fool you, its pretty stuffy.
    In the one year I worked there - there were 4 layoffs!
    In IT, you are most definitely a second class citizen.
    Cut-throat business, things get grim when there is a bad quarter.
    Shareholder, not end customer - seems to be the focus.

    Advice to Management

    If there was not 80% turnover since I left in IT, it is darn well close. There seemed to be no firm direction, one week - thousands of dollars of training, next week - half those people are laid off. Hybrid outsourcing model is just not working. Spent millions on outside consultancies to say what the busboy in the cafeteria already knew..

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