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Mattel Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Work/life balance- very intense work (in 23 reviews)

  • There isn't a whole lot of potential for career growth unless you're in upper management (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Brands are awesome.
    Nice people in all departments

    Cons

    No enough investment in innovation
    Heads of HR worked for management not for employees.


  2. "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kokomo, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mattel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company! A lot of territory for one person to cover!

    Cons

    Needs to increase pay to 11 or 12$ per hour


  3. Helpful (3)

    "avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount, parking, near metro line

    Cons

    Bad management, bad management, bad management. No advancement opportunities. If you disagree with management they fire you. Lack of innovation. HR allows management to abuse employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value all employees


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  5. "Job seeking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mattel full-time

    Pros

    very good condition for work

    Cons

    too much dedication at work

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "Associate Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company! They have enrichment classes to take. Half day Fridays, onsite: cafe, daycare, gym and dry cleaning. Most people have their MBAs.

    Cons

    For me personally it is the commute. There are 3 separate buildings and a tram/bus that drives you to each one.


  7. "More Pros Than Cons With this Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better pay than most positions. Yearly salary and bonus when the company has good quarters. Every Friday you can leave at 1pm, and generous holiday and sick time. Very open about work from home. Has a liberal type working environment. Not micromanaged and pushes for independent working.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are lazy and take advantage of the company's independent working environment. Promotions are far and few between, and the raises aren't generous. People can slide under the radar and not do any work and still be rewarded, while others who are excellent employees aren't rewards.


  8. "customer service associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Twin Lakes, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Twin Lakes, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at Mattel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good perks, great training

    Cons

    sometimes have to deal with irate customers but they're pretty understanding


  9. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ServiceNow Administrator/Developer in El Monte, CA
    Current Employee - ServiceNow Administrator/Developer in El Monte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work Environment
    Supportive people
    Work culture is of good standards

    Cons

    I never had any problem with this firm


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Low employee moral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great half day Friday's and benefits packages.

    Cons

    Run employee to the bone until they leave. Old fashion corporate way of managing, lack innovation even though they want to be a top rated company like Google. They higher hundreds of temps, that wind up working for years without benefits. The staff and temp moral is so low, everyone's always afraid of more layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve the the management styles of upper and mid management into the now. This is a creative "play" environment and will never survive the competition with antiquated management styles.


  11. "Sr. Accounting Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Mattel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Can be interesting during High Peak times.


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