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Updated Dec 3, 2022

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Found 1,293 of over 1K reviews
3.9
82% Recommend to a Friend
Mattel Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz
92% Approve of CEO

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Mattel Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz
Ynon Kreiz
241 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Mattel has great people and a fun environment overall due to the nature of the products you make.(in 153 reviews)
  • "Some good benefits including half day Fridays!(in 144 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance (half day off every Friday)(in 59 reviews)
  • "Good pay and a lot of overtime(in 44 reviews)
  • "very dynamic and changing environment that has a great culture.(in 42 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Fun, flexible job

    Oct 11, 2022 - Retail Merchandiser in Charlotte, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexible, autonomous, independent, active, fun

    Cons

    Sometimes the company expects certain goals to be met, yet they don’t provide Reps with the tools to accomplish them. That can be very frustrating.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Very friendly and cozy company

    Nov 14, 2022 - Business Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, decent pay, good benefits. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Less flexibility to work remote depending on position.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Oct 19, 2022 - Retail Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really great place to work, especially if you enjoy not sitting in an office. I loved being able travel to different store locations daily since it felt like I had much more freedom.

    Cons

    It didn't feel like there was much room for growth. My supervisor had been in her position for at least 10+ years and in order for me to progress up the ladder, I would have to wait for her to leave the company or move to another city.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good place to work

    Oct 21, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Mattel is the home of exciting IP and creative toys. You get to work with a creative cross functional team. Work on a large number of products and you get to see your hard work hit the shelves and make kids happy.

    Cons

    It’s a relatively big company so you can sometimes feel lost in the crowd. In some ways the org moves slowly but I think it’s been changing for the better in the past few years.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Very cool place to work and create

    Nov 17, 2022 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very great value Initiative oriented Awesome

    Cons

    None at this time honestly

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

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    Dec 1, 2022 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    50% discounts Friendly people First dibs on toys

    Cons

    Constantly monitored Can get hectic during holidays Hours Pay

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    things seem to be looking up

    Nov 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    great place to learn about the toy industry

    Cons

    hunger games type of mentality. Best to work there for 12-24 months then take what you learned and leave for a higher paying/promotion elsewhere

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    cool projects with VERY talented people

    Oct 12, 2022 - Lead Product Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - everyone that works here is the best of the best. Most talented artist and designers I've ever met

    Cons

    - too big and corporate. It definitely has a massive corporation feel - there is no advocacy for work life balance. It is normal for people to be checking their emails and responding to messages late into the night and on weekends.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to Work

    Oct 22, 2022 - Associate Marketing Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Amazing benefits such as unlimited (and honored) PTO, 401k with matching, full health coverage and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many teams can get involved in a project, creating a barrier to execute.

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  11. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Weak upper management

    Dec 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Jonestown, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok

    Cons

    Work life balance and horrible leadership

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Mattel has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,498 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Mattel to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Mattel employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Mattel. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

82% of Mattel employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Mattel 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 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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