Mattel - High Drama, Bad Politics & Mega MicroManagement - Run in the other direction! | Glassdoor
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"High Drama, Bad Politics & Mega MicroManagement - Run in the other direction!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The idea of working at a toy company is kinda cool. 50% discount on all unlicensed items (Barbie and monster high is only 30% off). Nice area of El Segundo. Good benefits.

Cons

If you are thinking about coming to work for Mattel, please read this carefully. I'm not a disgruntled employee...but I am an unhappy employee....and there are many of us who vent to each other daily. Mattel is filled with a lot of older people in powerful positions who aren't going anywhere. They micro manage like I've never seen before. They want you to do your work, be creative and innovative....but unless you can mind read.....it doesn't really work. The politics and drama are high. No one is direct with you and expects that you come in a conform to the "Mattel Way" I'd seriously tell you to RUN in the other direction. Wish I had better news.

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate those you have in high-level positions.

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