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Mattel Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz
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What company or companies need a marketing makeover and why? I specifically think of Gap hoping that Mattel’s former president becoming their new CEO would help resurrect Gap like Mattel was post Barbie movie. I also wonder if the two companies partnering together in I believe April helped speed up the career switch for the former Mattel exec as he left in July right after the movie came out. Interested in what everyone else thinks.



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  • "Mattel has great people and a fun environment overall due to the nature of the products you make.(in 169 reviews)
  • "Quality people good benefits and half day Fridays all year long.(in 155 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance (half day off every Friday)(in 72 reviews)
  • "Good pay and a lot of overtime(in 51 reviews)
  • "very dynamic and changing environment that has a great culture.(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 29, 2023
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      El Segundo, CA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Amazing work-life balance, fun and fulfilling work, flexible schedule, unlimited PTO, great benefits, collaborative and friendly colleagues... and free barista-made coffee!


      Threat of layoffs can loom depending on the year Pay should be increased to reflect recent inflation and cost of living

      1. 3.0
        Sep 25, 2023
        Anonymous Employee
        Current Employee, more than 1 year
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        - Since the company is family oriented, there is a good amount of holidays at the company (i.e. 4 day labor day weekend/easter weekend) - (Before the return to office mandate) there was flexibility especially when work from home was more prevalent - Some learning opportunity


        - Returning to office 4x a week: incredibly huge con. The company preaches "flexibility" but clearly they're not being flexible. So many employees have moved/started at the company during it's purely remote work and all live far. Ridiculous for the company to expect 4x a week in office. Leadership is not flexible at all and clearly favors those who are more committed to returning to office - No actual promotion path or clear direction from leadership. Lots of beating around the bush and excuses from leadership on the lack of promotional opportunities. The company reorg in the beginning of the year expanded/shifted people's roles without any type of compensation (promotion, bonus, or raise). The opportunities for any internal moves is lacking as well and not transparent.

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      Mattel has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,687 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Mattel to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Mattel employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Mattel. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

      70% of Mattel employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Mattel 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Mattel to be compensation, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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