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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 30 Mattel Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.5
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
4.1
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Lead Art Director

"I worked as an Art Director at Mattel Toys in a creative capacity for 10 years. It is a very forward thinking toy company that uses key marketing insights and strategic analysis to develop consumer goods and innovative games. The culture was excellent and I enjoyed my time there."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mattel Employee

"This is an older company that is trying to innovate but is stuck in its old habits. For over 2 years I tried bringing user-centered design to the forefront. And instead of letting it’s experts shape the company, they stick with doing whatever leadership wants. It’s micromanaged and my role was misunderstood."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Mattel (59)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Litton Industries (24)
2.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Universal Instruments (15)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,363)
Production Worker

"I have worked for American Girl for 5 months and I would recommend other people work there."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior PeopleSoft Administrator

"Good company, great social environment. Also flexible working hours."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mattel Employee
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mattel Employee

"Great perks. Highly political."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Mattel Employee

"Enjoyed my work. Always thrilled to have creative designing with all vendors to get their job done with full enthusiasm. It had always been a privilege to work with Mattel since the day of inception. Hope all goes well."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mattel Employee

"Great place to work in. Mattel is a very high standard toy company with a great management and operation skilled employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HR Manager

What do you like about working at Mattel?

"There were plenty of resources and I worked with a lot of smart people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are willing to work hard, the opportunities are endless. It's just a matter of how much you are willing to sacrifice work life balance."

What don't you like about working at Mattel?

"The company culture is incredibly political. It was difficult trying to get work done while expending a lot of energy on not rocking the boat."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Work on taking down a lot of the silos that exist across functions."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of IT Infrastructure

What do you like about working at Mattel?

"Great corporate culture. Excellent work in the community with respect to helping children and special needs individuals"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Depends on the hiring manager. However, we tend to have all day interviews. So do your homework."

What don't you like about working at Mattel?

"Dysfunctional IT leadership and department. No growth path for key employees"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Change top IT leadership and put in place a fact based organizaton"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Project Designer

"Many highs and lows... Very well organized... The perfect Corporation..."

What do you like about working at Mattel?

"Great working environment and everything you would need too advancement yourself within the company!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be passionate about your work and you can go very far!"

What don't you like about working at Mattel?

"The hours can be from 8:00am to 5:00pm to 8:00am to 1:00am."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Enjoy life and don't expect someone to do something that you would not do yourself."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Producer
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Assistant Chemist
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Human Resources

"A great experience at Mattel."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Mold Technician
Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5

Mattel Reviews FAQs

Is Mattel a good company to work for?

Mattel has an overall rating of 3.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 30 Mattel Review Ratings left anonymously by Mattel employees, which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 93% of employees would recommend working at Mattel.

Does Mattel pay their employees well?

Mattel employees earn $65,000 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is 2% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 8 Mattel employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Mattel Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Mattel?

93% of employees would recommend working at Mattel with the overall rating of 3.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Mattel 3.8 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.5 for Rewards You Receive, 3.3 for Growth Opportunities and 3.7 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Mattel?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Mattel is a VP of Technical Operations at $251,000 annually. Browse Mattel Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Mattel?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Mattel is a Picker at $20,000 annually. Browse Mattel Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Mattel?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Mattel to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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