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"Overall good place to work but can be stressful at times"

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

I have been working at Mattel full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Half day Fridays!
Competitive compensation
Good toy discounts

Cons

Old school management philosophy - tend to manage to numbers
Too many levels
Career progression can slow due to top-heavy management
People tend to be overworked

Advice to Management

Reward and recognize your people when they are deserving. Often times this company is managed to a number with not enough regard for other considerations.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. "Great company - would work there again in a second!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative, positive people - a love for the brand and what they do at American Girl.

    Cons

    Change - role clarification, new leadership not knowing the brand.

    Advice to Management

    Most senior management is great; you need to listen to your people; they add more valuable information than you think.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Could be the perfect workplace, if only the management rewarded the work and not political maneuvering and glad-handing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly creative environment. Great people. Competitive salary. Working on big entertainment properties. TOYS!

    Cons

    Middle management flooded with low-talent, politically-oriented yes-men who never hesitate to throw their highly-skilled, hard-working minions under the bus to keep them down and make themselves look good.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your best creators and innovators and promote them. Middle management doesn't benefit from smiling politicians. It needs passionate, gritty ass-kickers.

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