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Great experience with great people

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Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Mattel as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

excellent location, great work environment, the people are amazing, fun, colorful, learned a lot about the product development process, half day fridays

Cons

hard to get overtime as an intern, some really busy times, and some slow times, large part of the job is communicating with China which can get difficult at times

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Many great things many not so great

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Quality people good benefits and half day Fridays all year long.

    At its core, working with toys is fun and the company hires very smart and talented people---mostly. Most of the non-la offices are very strong. The LA office increasingly is a hot bed of politics.

    Cons

    Lots of politics especially in the LA office, meetings meetings meetings, director level above like to here themselves talk. There's a lot of extra churn in constant requests and ad hoc analysis paralysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the changes and special projects and focus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mattel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great and working with toys is interesting and fun

    Cons

    Work is a bit inconsistent and hard to plan for considering the hierarchical structure that sets up the workflow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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