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
material prices going up what better way to cost reduce than by reusing what people have already paid for so they can repurpose and sell at a higher price point which they already announced was happening at the beginning of the year! nice way to blur... — read more
How did Ynon buy his way on to Time Magazine's 2021 list of Top 100 Influential Companies? https://time.com/collection/time100-companies/5953662/mattel/ Unless it's influencing how to NOT run a company. They didn't specify. "We're an IP... — read more
How many more people are actively looking for a new job in the last months/ days? I've had enough of Mattel. I’ve been working here for over 10 years and I think it’s high time I said goodbye to this company. I no longer have any motivation to work... — read more
Unrealistically short deadlines can't help get the work done quicker! The ever shorter deadlines are very frustrating to me and I think I am one step away from quitting. It is simply unrealistic for someone to do a job in such a short time. There... — read more
How much more productive are you when you work from home? The very mention that we could return to the office by June makes me sick. I am much more productive and satisfied ever since I've started working from home, and it is not clear to me why I... — read more
Dear Mattel: Stop announcing movies that aren't happening. You're an embarrassment to both the toy and the film industries. How many of these announced films are actually in production? How many actually have green lights? How many even have scripts?... — read more
I've heard that Mattel is "reopening" in June along with most of LA businesses. Will there still be remote working options? Will people be forced to return? What if someone isn't vaccinated? Won't that put them at significant risk? Will they require... — read more
Yes, there are fewer layoffs but everything else is pretty much the same. We have the same toxic work atmosphere, the same nepotism and cronyism dictating promotions, the same incompetent managers... Also, we have the same lack of innovation and... — read more
I'm curious as to how we are going to keep the upward trend. $20 a share is a great accomplishment for a company that has lost touch with its consumer base and hasn't put out a bonafide hit in years that has had kids drooling for our toys. Thank the... — read more
I know the staff level bonus target is 15%. What are they at other levels?
I can't believe what this company has become. Admittedly, there has been a lot of that before, but now individualism (by which I mean expressing one’s own opinion) is almost eradicated. Is that normal for a company whose focus is on creativity?... — read more
I accepted a position with the company after a lengthy process. Can anyone tell me what I can expect from Mattel as a whole? How is the morale and are layoffs frequent or far and in between? Is employee engagement encouraged and what’s work/life... — read more
Wasnt there a movie a month announced for the past couple of years? When I started at FP I heard about a Barbie movie and a Heman movie and I think an American Girl Doll movie and then a bunch of others but no one seems to know anything about them at... — read more
So HR have been in a bad mood recently and there have been all these communications about adjusting pay to ‘market rates’ and how they have been working with a consultant to review pay. And now the comms about discussing with your manager or HR if... — read more
Every year I feel weird when March 5 arrives. I'm guessing, many of you do as well? I’m just wondering if Mattel has prepared some pathos for Friday.
I came here two years ago. I’ve been planning how to get out of here for a year now. If the pandemic hadn’t happened, I would surely have left much sooner. When I hear that people have spent 20 years here, it’s just mind boggling to me. This company... — read more
By innovation I don’t mean "movies that this company will never make". Where has innovation gone? I haven’t been in the company for a long time, so I’m interested in the opinion of those who know better how things used to be here and much they've... — read more
For privacy reasons, I would not like to state what specifically happened, but I wonder if you ever happened to suffer because of a mistake made by your colleague, because he managed to convince management that the fault is not his but yours? I was... — read more
Not having to think about more layoffs every single day?
My question is to what extent do you think Mattel is forward thinking? I’m an ordinary worker and I don’t understand business strategy, but when I read the news about the big companies stumbling, the reasons are often that they aren’t innovative... — read more