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

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "MattMGattGra"

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    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and diverse. Many have worked there for many years. In order for Mattel to have such a large company in the area, LA made them work around the heavy LAX traffic - therefore half day Fridays. Mattel is generous to their employees in many ways.

    Cons

    Everything goes up the chain to one person, therefore there is a lot of paranoia and constant changing of plans. Sadly, Mattel gets in its own way a lot and can move very slowly. The smaller upstart toy companies often get the products on the shelf more quickly at a lower cost.

    Advice to Management

    Please trust the creative people you take so much care in recruiting and placing. It's soul crushing to have years of work killed in one hour because mothers in Long Beach "didn't get it." Take a good look at who your managers are and what they are capable of. There are a lot of people coasting and some great folks who are going unrecognized. The corporate structure needs a re-org.

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