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Mattel Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Other things people care about: Work/life balance is totally dependent on your team and your boss; it varies dramatically from team to team (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper management lacks direction (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Consumer Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and perks. Great schedule.

    Cons

    Not enough options for growth.
    Micromanagement can be a bit too much


  2. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work at varies locations. Fast hiring process. Easy going lead merchandisers. If lead was going to be out for the day you can work Independently. Get paid of mileage.

    Cons

    None. Enjoyed working seasonal with Mattel.

  3. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Great people throughout the company...HR, Retail Service, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Forecasting, etc. Legendary brands, exciting products, great benefits, teleworking, and the best of all, 1/2 day Fridays! Great place to work!

    Cons

    I'm hopeful that communication and transparency will continue to improve under our new leadership.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that fosters work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much division amongst all groups, not a team atmosphere at all. Everyone only cares about themselves not the company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay and always being challenged to grow.
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    Cons

    Long hours and not a lot of room for growth.


  6. "LOVE LOVE LOVE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    Learned so much, a lot of responsibility given as an intern, travel a decent amount, great mentors, and every Friday we get off at 1PM.

    Cons

    Not much training given by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Have a training sessions for your role during orientation.


  7. "Internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mattel as an intern

    Pros

    Good food, good work, stay in good hotels

    Cons

    Travel to Tijuana every week from los angeles, Stay in tijuana for the entire week

  8. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Poor new senior management


  9. "Great internship program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work directly under senior management
    Had my own office as an intern
    They involved their interns in company events

    Cons

    No cons to give :)


  10. "Awesome job, not enough hours"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mattel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome supervisor
    work on your own
    visiting multiple stores
    meeting new people regularly

    Cons

    not enough hours
    seasonal
    not good for single parent

    Advice to Management

    none


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