Mattel - Human capital is the greatest asset... not convinced Sr. Mgmt understands this currently | Glassdoor
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"Human capital is the greatest asset... not convinced Sr. Mgmt understands this currently"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Mattel

  1. 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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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.


  2. "Solid company. Takes care of employees."

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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

    work/life balance. Takes care of employees.

    Cons

    Can be political as is the case in most large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job.

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