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Updated Jul 22, 2021

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Found 887 of over 1,169 reviews

3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Mattel Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz
Ynon Kreiz
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Half day Fridays and passionate workers(in 163 reviews)

  • "Company that really cares about a healthy work/life balance(in 86 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Shakey finances, upper management is a revolving door of clueless parasites out for a quick buck(in 37 reviews)

  • "Not enough diversity; lack of work life balance(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Social responsibility

      May 29, 2021 - Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      socially responsible company with high values

      Cons

      cost reduction is always a focus vs growing topline

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Cursed by the culture…and head of HR

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      None . . . .

      Cons

      Toxic Depressing Creative graveyard Awful work environment Segregated teams with very little innovative thinking Barriers

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      overall good place to work

      Jun 22, 2021 - Manager Business Insights in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work life balance and flexibility - My ideas matter more than my job title - I feel valued

      Cons

      - politics and red tape can make it difficult to implement ideas.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Never Boring

      Jul 13, 2021 - Industrial Designer in Buffalo, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting Work with good people and fair pay.

      Cons

      Unrealistic expectations from executive teams.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company values

      Jun 17, 2021 - Store Manager in Middleton, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Encourage work/life balance Great employee discounts Great community involvement

      Cons

      Consistent communication can be difficult across such a large organization

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Can be great, Can be awful

      Jun 8, 2021 - Would Rather Not Say 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      High profile brands, benefits, compensation

      Cons

      Typical big company churn, short term memory and goals, occasional great moments with great leadership (when and as long as they can bear the politics), at the core of the company's function is creativity which is often at odds with (and at the mercy of) Corporate ideals that are based in exploitation (good or bad) and short term profit. When a company gets this big, innovation can happen but more likely in spite of the organization rather than because of it.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company, but not great compensation

      Jul 6, 2021 - Consumer Services Representative in Buffalo, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun times, great friendships. 401K and benefits

      Cons

      Pay definitely needs to be better

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No growth path

      May 2, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - flexible schedule, especially during the pandemic - competitive pay - good benefits - toy discount

      Cons

      - outside hires are interviewed instead of offering internal employees the chance to move up giving literally no growth path - company bureaucracy prevents most processes from running smoothly - promises of promotions that lead nowhere - being forced to work the job above you on top of your current role to “prove” you can handle it - no work/ life balance - employees can be very cliquish

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Benefits

      Jun 4, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, Overall Good Experience

      Cons

      Too many reorganization over the years

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Package Designer

      Jun 30, 2021 - Package Designer in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefit. Great people to work with.

      Cons

      Not all management people are good.

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