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"Great, so far!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Packaging in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Packaging in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

People and work life balance are great!

Cons

Creative culture could improve -

Advice to Management

Know what is happening below your level.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. "Great happy atmosphere and many promises."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Retail in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy surface, fun appearing atmosphere, great place to work if you are 18 and not looking for advancement, perfect summer job if you only need 15 - 18 hours a week at 9.50 / hour.

    Cons

    Still a great place if you can land a 30 hour position. If you can afford gas to work, 15-18 hours a week at 49.50 / hour its for you. Dont count on getting a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    More hours = happy workers less hours starts gossip, and competition which leads to cut throating and back stabbing to advance . Girls are driven by money and don't care who they step on to advance. Cattiness rules, that mixed with false promises of advancement when hired and being replaced twice a year by seasonal help just when you think you are moving up causes big internal issues.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great people increasingly undermined by not great leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mattel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Robust, iconic content, some amazing people and performers, can be a fun environment. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Increasingly political, out of touch and vindictive leadership, high pressure, unrealistic expectations by people because they can, not because it is necessary. Depending on the group you're in, room for advancement can be limited (though good benefits help offset that).

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who have committed years of energy, intelligence and dedication to your company and who are top performers. Right now you do not do so. Also stop being so incredibly short-sighted in terms of business cycles. You do not need an unrealistically high return every single quarter, you need to perform well over time.

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