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Review averages

  • 34 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    52.941176470588%
    Good (8)
    23.529411764706%
    Satisfactory (7)
    20.588235294118%
    Subpar (1)
    2.9411764705882%
    3.79
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.47

Reviews for Mattel, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.79 Employees say
3.47 Applicants say
  • 18.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

There is so little trust from the top down. Paranoia rules. Revolvong door or leadership and org charts going on 6 years.

Support from management

They have no idea what they are doing at the top. Middle managment is too worried about their own next paycheck to bother supporting anyone.

Teamwork

Almost completely discouraged (except product developement which has to be). Every person for themselves!

Freedom to work independently

Everything is micromanaged from the paranoid top down.

Internal Communication

They do a decent job with this.

Gender Equality

I'm sure the women are all underpaid, but hiring practices seem fair.

Career Development

Right. There is a plan for about .5% of the employees. Those favs that get all the opportunities, promotions, etc. Everyone else is told to feel lucky they are employed.

Overall compensation for your work

For all the nonsense, they do pay well.

Office / Work Environment

They do spend on facilities. Moreso at HQ than other offices.

Work-Life Balance

You have to set your own boundaries and accept the career consequences. They'll take every ounce you are willing or unwilling to give.

Company Image

I'm sure some surveys will say Barbie and Little People are great, but the truth is as a company we act desparate and out customers know we are. Consumer confidence/interest has beem spiraling for years as our relevance fades.

Job Security

It's felt like the Titanic for about 6 years now. All morale and security are looong gone. Too bad too. Their Fisher Price division used to be a top rated place to work.

Challenging Work

Staying afloat in the mess the company and brand has become is actually a case study in overcoming daily obstacles and achievement. Not recognized or rewarded internally.

Inclusive / Diverse

El Segundo HQ is fairly diverse. Other campuses (East Aurora NY, Middleton WI, NYC) are like loaves of white bread.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Elevate long standimg toy employees to the top. Stop treating new aquisitions as milkable assets for short term cash grabs.

What I like about the company

In theory, it's a cool place to work. Fun to talk about at parties!

What I dislike about the company

Most things are just off.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Mattel
  • City
    El Segundo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 29.Mar 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Mattel, Inc.
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 20.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better/more frequent equipment upgrades.

What I like about the company

Great benefits. Great place to work.

What I dislike about the company

Executive decisions are are questionable at times.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Mattel
  • City
    East Aurora
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 34 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    52.941176470588%
    Good (8)
    23.529411764706%
    Satisfactory (7)
    20.588235294118%
    Subpar (1)
    2.9411764705882%
    3.79
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.47

kununu score comparisons

Mattel, Inc.
3.75
39 reviews

Industry average (Arts/Culture/Entertainment)
3.48
7,940 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews