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"Mattel is a great place to work."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Mattel has good benefits, amenities and is in a great location. There is a lot of energy, and an atmosphere of dedication among the intelligent and vibrant employees.

Cons

Mattel asks a lot of its employees. There is a lot of work which needs to be done, often on tight schedules, with minimal staffing. Layoffs are not uncommon.

Advice to Management

Mattel needs to spend a lot more time and effort on training its supervisors how to be supervisors, and how to be motivators. There needs to be emphasis put on being good managers, not just getting the work done.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Human capital is the greatest asset... not convinced Sr. Mgmt understands this currently"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most creative people I've come across--I'm inspired on a daily basis by many members of my team.
    Great vacation time---week off between Christmas--New Years and mini "Spring Break"
    Mattel walks the walk for product safety
    Fun-loving environment
    People take pride in the work they do
    Diverse resources to get projects done--from in-house media, production, research

    Cons

    Work-life balance depends on department and mgr. style
    Debilitating politics--very demoralizing
    Top heavy with not enough worker bees and lower levels getting burnt out--many different job functions are over workload capacity.
    Although it's a fun loving environment, after the last round of layoffs the moral is down from being overworked.
    Lots of reorgs that are disruptive to teams--most of these reorgs seem more reactionary than strategic

    Advice to Management

    Our business depends on happy creative teams and our human capital is our greatest asset. Don't focus on saving a few marginal dollars if it means overloading people and not leaving time to sit back and think of the next great idea.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Filled with robots too scared to propose new ideas & threatened by anyone who does. Change & innovation are not welcome."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Everyone is so threatened by everyone else, that you end your day feeling defeated, not by the work, but by the process.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a team of psychologists to help shift the culture. Have senior execs start being more attentive and verbal, praising new ideas, openness and team work.

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