Mattel Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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3.7
69%
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76%
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Mattel Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz
Ynon Kreiz
66 Ratings
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  • "Shakey finances, upper management is a revolving door of clueless parasites out for a quick buck(in 36 reviews)

  • "Busy Busy and no work-life balance(in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working with talented professionals"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mattel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company that really cares about a healthy work/life balance. Talented people all across the organization makes working here inspiring every day. Growth opportunity available either in the job or cross-function. Turnaround plan has a clear vision to follow and concrete plans. C-suite open to receive feedback and transparent in communication. Philanthropy programs all across the year

    Cons

    Offices in El Segundo not very inspiring (lack of natural light, cubicles are a bit depressing) Food in cafeteria can be improved. Still too many layers in the organization making full empowerment of employees difficult to reach

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    Mattel2020-05-01
  2. "great company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer 

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Kind people to work with

    Cons

    low morale and not a place to plan a long term career

    Mattel2020-06-02
  3. "Culture is trying to invest and grow, but stocks showing a different message"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mattel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, Like the people, and going for newer technologies

    Cons

    Busy Busy and no work-life balance. Still lots of older tech, Seems to be cutting budgets constantly

    Mattel2020-05-23
  4. "Treats Employees well"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mattel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Slow to change, concentrates large focus of energy on ideas that sound good but don’t help the bottom line.

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    Mattel2020-06-03
  5. "Cush gig, but prospects for turnaround unlikely"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    easy, minimal stress, no long hours

    Cons

    been in decline for nearing 10 years.

    Mattel2020-05-29
  6. "Frantic pace does not equal efficiency."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays decently; average benefits, including pet insurance.

    Cons

    Unorganized, everyday is an emergency approach to every project.

    Mattel2020-05-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Technical Program Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Program Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Iconic brands that are recognized worldwide

    Cons

    Highly compartmentalized company and can be hard to navigate without relationships.

    Mattel2020-04-29
  8. "salary just ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mattel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    compensation is sufficient and as well as bonus

    Cons

    lots more hours for no pay. travel on weekends and worked on holidays

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    Mattel2020-05-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Political, toxic culture. Entire HR department and leadership team need to go."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Takeaways: Comical stories and deep knowledge around how NOT to run an organization

    Cons

    Literally everything. Including creepy robotic CEO

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    Mattel2020-05-28
  10. "Department Matters"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Effective CEO, strong brands, good direction

    Cons

    Some departments have awful leadership (bad managers, ineffective, time wasters) that stifles the turnaround and makes work miserable.

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    Mattel2020-05-07
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