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"So much potential, but a LOT is broken..."

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Current Employee - Associate Manager in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Associate Manager in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Half-day Fridays, generous time off, some flexibility based on boss/team, very smart and passionate people

Cons

Constant re-orgs, no clear career paths, can take too long for deserving people to get promoted...company values marketing above all

Advice to Management

Instead of shuffling directors and VPs around to lead departments and disciplines they have no experience in/know nothing about, hire experts from outside the organization to bring truly fresh perspective. In the hiring process, be sure that a candidate's experience is reflected in the role/level at which they're hired, otherwise their careers are stunted while at Mattel.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Design in East Aurora, NY
    Current Employee - Design in East Aurora, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly and collaborative atmosphere. Interesting, creative, and varied work where you know you are making a difference in children's lives. People have a lot of pride in the company and work hard to make the best products.

    Cons

    Location in Western NY is both a pro and con.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    A professional environment, good to have Mattel on your resume

    Cons

    Long hours, promotions based on who you know and loyalty; not as fun as the company promotes its image to be

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