We all have our theories on why Mattel is doing as badly as it is. What can we do to turnaround the company? Is it even possible to do at this time? I like working here. Well, I used to like working here before layoffs started hanging over our heads... read more
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I never thought that we'll see this, I was wrong. Rumors are flying. Rumors are rampant. Yes, we might have layoffs here in El Segundo.
There were few threads and replies here earlier, but I don't see them anymore. Who and why is deleting posts?
Your new marketing campaign with the talking babies is creepy AF. I think everyone can acknowledge that fact. No need to scrap the ads, keep the same voice over and just remove the dreadful lip sync special effect. That would be adorable. Your choice... read more
the latest blue sky project that’ll never see the light of day.
Mattel’s problem or fatal flaw is it’s inability to recognize that the problem is the system itself. The misplaced belief that outsiders will bring a different point of view that is enough to change direction is misguided. The outsiders will be... read more
Finally GZ is out. Took long enough. His legacy? Nothing ... Don't let the door hit you on the way out GZ
Either someone left or someone will be leaving. Not like we need another packaging segmentbsince the licensing has been weak as sh¡t!
What is our root problem? Seriously. There is no shortage of warm bodies here, just like Hasbro and other successful companies. Our VPs and decision makers are supposedly smart and experienced. God knows they're compensated well enough. They sure... read more
Chief Technology Officer?TECH? HA! Mattel still thinks lights & sound are high tech, and we can't even afford THOSE! WTF were you thinking, Margaret? Agree, major desperation fail. Failarama. Uberfail. Fail Mary (Margaret). This is what happens when... read more
The new hires are comical. One street analyst said why would anyone want to join Mattel at this time. Well they are desperate and the only available are from the bottom of the barrel. That's why. BTW-What business does MGo think we are in.
I hope the rumors are true. Amazon is looking to buy Mattel IP.
Looks like the $300 Aristotle has many issues https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-29/mattel-nursery-gadget-listens-to-babies-sets-off-privacy-alarms
Seriously? This is exactly why FP/Mathell is out of touch. Don't you boobs realize that space in the home is a hard-to-find commodity? Who in their right minds is going to pay that much, assemble, keep that hunk of plastic crap up? The ultimate in... read more
Based on an expected poor last two quarters of the year and a more reasonable P/E the shares should be around $8 at the beginning of the year. It is surprising that Hasbro nor any of the activists are no longer are interested. A sign of the times... read more
New changes to Mattel's PIP plan. Less for you. Mattel is siphoning off the top to pay ridiculous exec salary & bonuses. Watch it like a hawk before Mattel steals your retirement savings outright. Yes, the Board is that desperate.
Does TheLayoff,com and the CSO REALLY think we're going to stop pointing out the criminal and incompetent offenses this senior "leader" is guilty of? Not a chance. Not until he's fired for grow misconduct and incompetence.
You want to know why the stock dropped so suddenly yesterday after the TRU bankruptcy announcement? It's the typical "I'll put all my eggs in one basket" Mattel rule of business: Hasbro - $5B company - stock dropped $1 to $93 per share - TRU owes... read more
From the article: Yet, the company, which operates about 1,600 stores globally, will likely survive because manufacturers such as Mattel Inc., Hasbro Inc. and closely held MGA Entertainment Inc. need the last remaining toy chain. I wonder how do they... read more
And there she goes! Dropped 95 cents in just a few minutes today already! What's going on in ES? Steady drop, will probably hang around 15 for a while while all the automatic sales fumble around, then we'll drop again to another record low. Hasbro... read more
Early last year, Mattel revealed, to much fanfare, that they had created the first truly family friendly 3D printer called the Thingmaker to be released that holiday. Later they released a statement saying the launch date had been pushed back a year... read more
It's funny how we have to take a new Compliance Training course 3-4 times a year. Everything from insider trading, conflict of intrest, harassment, best practices...the list goes on. Everytime i take this courses, I can refer to at least one example... read more
who the hell is writing this crap and why isn't that content team fired? how is this turning into sales? such a waste of resources. We were supposed to be diving into AR 5 years ago and nothing has come of it and yet apple busts it out yesterday. we... read more
You will be hearing from my lawyer...
MG and/or Julianna got it right by showing JPistor the door. A big ego who treats her team badly and nothing to show for it - boring content, everything late, and no solid distribution. Maybe now production can get something done!
Need your help... Since we have a thriving Mattel board here that often discusses things beyond layoffs (often funny and witty, sometimes informative) I would like to see if I can put together a list with features that we may want to request from... read more
Big Mac or a share of Mattel stock? Both the same price. Both are junk. Both are ultimately headed for the toilet. At least the Big Mac leaves a good taste in your mouth.
Stock's in freefall, please bring back the old guard! Barad, Amerman, Kalinske, anyone with any toy experience is better than the overpaid noobs we have now! This monkeys & typewriter experiment has failed!
His visibility to the dramatic shifts in our consumer base without any plans to deal with the enormity of change coming our way, is unacceptable. M-Go, your fall guy is there for the taking...he needs to go. His last onward email is just the type of... read more
While a lot of people have differing opinions on why Mattel is failing, this analysis sums it up nicely when it comes to our products, in my opinion. It's from last month, but still relevant. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4096019-mattel-safe-play... read more
You people are ridiculous. To figure out why Mattel is in the bad shape it's in, just look at the annual report (it's free BTW on-line). Mattel's margin has dropped by over 5% and it's revenue has dropped over $1 billion. It's not because of... read more
It's not fear mongering - it's the truth. Just look at the stock. Did it go up when M-Go announced her re-hashed plan of the future? No. Did it go up when SL, DA, GZ all got fired? No. Care to even contemplate why? It's because where once there was a... read more
As I've been evaluating by experience the difference between Mattel and other companies there are stark differences between the top 2 vs the second level companies. Mattel and Hasbro put culture as a corporate goal. In general this is not a priority... read more
Knock it off with these incessant Town Hall meeting. Do you realise how demoralizing it is to listen to you talk about the business? Or at least next time, maybe try and pretend to give a sht about the things coming out of your mouth. Go back and... read more