Former AG Employee. Heard from a former colleague that AG is choosing their Middleton HQ. Any details?
This bi+ch site about Mattel isn't even interesting anymore. Before Covid, I used to come here for fresh daily yucks but it played out. Today is first visit in 6 months and there is no new dirt. YawNON, just part out/sell out the company and put... — read more
Hasbro, MGA, Amazon, Walmart, Target and dozens of other companies have already said they’re not going, you know because NYC is currently posting 50,000 or so new daily cases of this new omicron COVID, you know the new strain that ignores vaccination... — read more
Mattel’s severe internal control deficiencies were widely recognized and even plainly visible due to boxes of documents and loose papers scattered throughout the office. Given how open and obvious these deficiencies were, Whitaker said that these... — read more
I don't like the way our toys look. I have children and I know how they react to our toys. Everything could be much better. In order to finally have better toys, top dogs must first think about why we have toys like this that are no longer... — read more
Except for fisher-price of course. The tone deafness of mattel continues on throughout the holidays.
Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Mattel layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Seriously, you people are the lamest crop of designers in Mattels history. My sons went to Target the other day and everything they wanted was from spinmaster or hasbro (he-man was either lame or looked like an "old toy"). My daughter was circling... — read more
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/26/1049340376/spanx-ceo-sara-blakely-first-class-plane-tickets-and-10000 I think you can officially trash the entire recognition program. Save it to buy the elites new personalities. Mo--ns.
At one time there was constant talk about layoffs only. Now I don’t hear any rumors about cuts anymore. Is this just quiet before the storm?
I can’t see why anyone is worried about Mattel and its future. With its movies finally coming out, Mattel will be leading not only the toy industry but the entertainment industry, too. I regret leaving FP every time I hear about all the exciting... — read more
Can anyone respectfully explain what happened to consumer relations? Do all the calls go to the Philippines? Did employees in East Aurora lose their jobs?
can mattel mess up a property anymore? what came first? the terrible toy concept or the god awful animation? both are losers.
Yup the dogs.
You hired a buffoon to lead the quality org. 4 of 7 of His direct reports have quit. All that’s left are 2nd stringers who can’t possibly plug all the holes. Tick-tock, it’s only a matter of time…..
The highest leaders at Mattel have destroyed the brand and customer service. And no one seems to be aware that robots overseas are talking to the consumers now, in extreme robotic ways. Hello , wake up. Do you have a clue? No because it’s been... — read more
s there anyone who can help me understand, since it seems to me that there is no logic when they need to cut someone? There should be more talk here about the layoffs which were terrible at FP. A person who was a great employee got laid off while a... — read more
Not getting the Vax, and I know MANY other employees who won't be either. It's medical discrimination. Oh, and will they require proof of Vax for customers in the toy store too?
https://nypost.com/2021/07/29/inflation-is-about-to-hit-toys-in-time-for-the-holidays/ Such a joke that Mattel thinks they can get away with this kind of PR greenwashing. The jig is up Yawn.
Anyone see it yet? Thoughts. Will it help to drive sales?
Just a question for the board, figured this might be a good place to start. Who is currently in charge of HR for the Model Shop in the HTC, in El Segundo? An email address perhaps?
Layoffs were happening at FP yesterday. Today Y reported record earnings but we still need to “right size”? I’m always confused by this.
How motivated are you? At one point, I was hoping that Mattel would get back on track, but I am increasingly realizing that in this company it is no longer worth having high hopes. I have less and less motivation to continue working here... — read more
Is there any hope at all for the leadership to make some good move? It seems to me that everything they do is detrimental to both the company and the employees. Why this is so, I do not know. Maybe because they are not competent... or because they... — read more
This video and "press release" says it all. There is no turnaround, we've just bottomed out again. Watch wild-eyed $cientologi$+ RD blow smoke up his own ar$e about a sculpting a posable robot figure, as though he's just split the atom. It's nothing... — read more
New Netflix MotU series ruined by feminism, inclusion and PC-ness. Forty years of relaunch hopes dashed in minutes. Way to go, Ynon! https://cosmicbook.news/kevin-smith-he-man-rotten-tomatoes
I realized months ago that no matter where you work no company is deemed safe from layoffs. It’s the nature of the beast made more prevalent during the pandemic. I’ve seen it happen to friends in other companies that end up competing against their... — read more
It seems to me that this company has lost its compass and the leadership is left without ideas. I made the cardinal mistake of not leaving here when I had a great offer, thinking that Mattel had a future. This company is struggling. This has long... — read more
How many times have you been convinced that it is not worth being engaged and a diligent employee here? I feel much better since I started working the bare minimum. A lot of people here only work the bare minimum. Why? Because most people have been... — read more
I know of at least a few people in my BU that are looking to find other opportunities. They claim there is no direction within the company, no transparency and so on. I don’t see it myself but then again I have been here for only 2 years. Then I come... — read more
Whiners, put your money where your mouth is and just quit. You're in good company. https://news.yahoo.com/great-resignation-upwards-40-workers-100240012.html
Despicable Fisher-Price senior leadership let the Rock n Play go on for that long silently blaming parents. And still blaming parents. Babies are dead. New parents got lost. It happens. Your job is to protect children from any harm your product... — read more
All it took was a pandemic. Appropriate, I guess. 2021 TIME100 MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES "Pandemic boredom has been good for Mattel, the company behind some of the world’s most iconic toy brands, including Barbie and Hot Wheels. Its 2020... — read more
The Spin Doctors are working hard to mask Mattel's mouldy smell: Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel said: “This was another record quarter for the company, with truly exceptional results reflecting the success of the turnaround, as we continue... — read more
I haven't heard any rumor about layoffs in a long time. Maybe I'm missing something? I hope the bad news doesn’t ruin my vacation. I do not trust those at the top even when they say that the situation is good and that there will be no cuts. If anyone... — read more
I would like to know if there are people whose hard work is recognized and valued. I don't try at all anymore and I don't have any motivation to give anything more than the bare minimum. I worked for years giving my best and in return I got nothing... — read more
On January 15, 2018, Whitaker scheduled a meeting at Wong's request with Mattel's SVP of Accounting, Joe Johnson; VP of Accounting, Christine Lew; VP of Internal Audit, Beverly Lively; Director of Internal Audit, Vladimir Marinescu; Assistant... — read more
Many take the example of Mattel as a company that took advantage of the pandemic, that is, a company to which these new circumstances brought salvation. However, does it seem to you that this "success" came just like that, without any great effort... — read more