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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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. Helpful (2)

    "Relationships are key along with intelligence, innovation, and speed to execution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good for those who like a flexible and unstructured environment, plenty of room for business growth/new ideas, great for entrepreneurs and those coming from a Fortune 50, really good people, great work life balance, solid global exposure, great brand recognition, good benefits (1/2 day fridays, on site day care, gym and dry cleanres, subsidized cafe's, etc.)

    Cons

    not good for those who prefer structured environments, could use better succession, strategy and financial planning, IT infrastructure needs work

    Advice to Management

    leading companies within their industry tend to promote from within to get the best ROI and maintain top tier talent while also creating a motivating environment with solid succession planning, P&G is a great example to learn from


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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