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Reviews for Mattel

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.73
Support from management
3.57
Teamwork
3.78
Freedom to work independently
3.71
Internal Communication
3.63
Office / Work Environment
3.77
Environmental Friendliness
3.81
Work-Life Balance
3.83
Challenging Work
3.53
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.17
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.04
Career Development
3.48
Overall compensation for your work
3.65
Company Image
3.88
Job Security
3.29
Handicapped Accessibility
4.23
Workplace Safety
4.25
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 20 of 49 reviews Parking in 28 of 49 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 14 of 49 reviews Stock or equity options in 14 of 49 reviews 401(k) in 28 of 49 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 13 of 49 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 9 of 49 reviews Desirable office location in 14 of 49 reviews Tuition assistance in 14 of 49 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 18 of 49 reviews 401(k) Match in 22 of 49 reviews Flexible spending account in 18 of 49 reviews Paid time off in 23 of 49 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 27 of 49 reviews Relocation allowance in 2 of 49 reviews Life insurance in 18 of 49 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 25 of 49 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 3 of 49 reviews Health and wellness programs in 17 of 49 reviews Employee discounts in 41 of 49 reviews Vehicle allowance in 8 of 49 reviews Employee events in 24 of 49 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 19 of 49 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 10 of 49 reviews
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  • 20.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • i think they should be moree upfront

What I like about the company

i got to play with dolls and toys all day

What I dislike about the company

they told me i could come back but made me reapply

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    mattel
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
What is the company culture like at Mattel? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Base pay + commission rather than a wage for regular associates. Open tipping allowed for DHS services, rather than the current policy. A better system in place to partner with community organizations that share our mission, to become not just a store, but a community institution.

What I like about the company

Everyone works together towards growth of the individual, the team, and the company. We are passionate not just about the products, but of our mission to support girls as they grow. Even though it's retail and we focus on meeting sales goals, the goal is always an awesome customer experience, which usually means making kids feel welcome and free to explore our products and services.

What I dislike about the company

There is still a very strong focus on meeting sales goals, though there is no penalty for failing to meet them. I think there's a lot of room for incentivizing sales at the associate level that would boost the company's profits, so long as some of it came back to the employees that put in the work (e.g. commission or tips).

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) 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 - American Girl Boutique and Bistro
  • City
    Charlotte
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More teams working together. Better organization and communication at times

What I like about the company

Half Day a Friday! hire many interns on full time

What I dislike about the company

Just slow process, needs to speed up and not over think things.

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

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 Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Mattel Inc.
  • City
    El Segundo
  • 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 15.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • No opinions on that...fire management

What I like about the company

My coworkers were amazing people.

What I dislike about the company

The management was rude and cold.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Mattel
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • 03.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing. It’s a fun place to work.

What I like about the company

Love the discounts. Plus you get product at Christmas time.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing. It’s a fun place to work.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Mattel Corp.-American Girl Division
  • City
    Madison
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 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
  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make a permanent Austin store!

What I like about the company

I love everyone I work with, so I have created lasting friendships that I think will carry-on after the pop up shop is close.

What I dislike about the company

The building they picked for the pop up shop is awful, it has no storage space or a break room and the floors are cement which hurts all of our feet.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered
  • Company
    Mattel American Girl
  • City
    Austin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 16.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There is not much I would change in this catagory.

What I like about the company

When I was pregnant my company was beyond supportive both before and after my paid maternity leave.

What I dislike about the company

I wish some training procedures as well as tools needed in the workplace were digital and streamlined, as opposed to paper training manuals and the majority of company paperwork.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave 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 - American Girl Boutique and Bistro
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Feedback already shared in company surveys

What I like about the company

Fun company events, toy testing, 2 week holiday break

What I dislike about the company

Lack of investment in latest technologies, outsourcing IT

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Paid Parental Leave 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?
    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 Fitness center on site is offered