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"Toys and Trouble"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits. Overall pleasant place to work.

Cons

Company reorganization/outsourcing is unsettling. Limited growth potential.

Advice to Management

Keep your talent.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Problem is, they suck you in and you find it hard to leave.
    For career growth, best to stay a couple years, get a promotion, then move on.
    If you're a director or above, it's a pretty good gig, and you're well protected.

    Cons

    A highly politically charged environment. If you aren't part of the in crowd, or don't play the politics just right, don't expect to get anywhere.
    It's a very dysfunctional company, where rules continually change. HR isn't really there to help you in your career growth, they're just on the sidelines to protect management when needed. And many times they aren't involved in the decision making.
    Layoffs for managers & below are frequent (once a year or so) and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging your people. Hire more workers (managers and below), and get rid of some of your dead weight (directors and above). I've never seen a company more top-heavy on directors, VPs and above. Listen to your workers more to weed out bad upper management.


  2. "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
    Recommends
    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.

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