Don’t you find it ironic and a bit sickening that we’re celebrating 60 years of Barbie - the most sinister and degrading symbol of s-xualization of women by women? It’s true - the majority of leadership, marketing, design and engineering over the... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Mattel Inc.
I think the issue here is that those supporting Barbie are too young to see the larger and longer story that is ending here. For decades Mattel has acquired companies for 1 reason - to make up for the decline of Barbie. They buy these companies... read more
Would love to hear some thoughts on the direction YK is taking the company, changes he has made, strategy execution, etc.
Just like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons" we're all watching Mattel revert to it's birth. As it robs Fisher-Price, Thomas, American Girl and all of it's licensed and owned brands of their rightful marketing dollars to artificially pump-up... read more
Mattel needs leadership before anything else - it’s too far gone to think about how is used to be. But as look as people like the good man are allowed to stay it’s clear there’s no intent to make the leadership changes needed. All those that came in... read more
All the social media in the world will not lessen the shafting Mattel is generously dolling out to its people. By all means continue the pink washing. It’s definitely every girls dream to own a 60 year old lady. Maybe RD can make another Barbie... read more
Leaving sounds easy, right? Don't like it, then leave. Wish it were that easy, but it's not. Certainly, many, many people are trying, but until you get hired somewhere else, you're stuck. Many factors are involved. This was part of the post that i... read more
How sad, as Mattel was once an amazing place to work, filled with incredible talent, and producing the most in-demand toys. It is not any longer and I fear that those that stay til the end will not be viewed as loyal employees who wanted to stay and... read more
It doesn’t matter how many hands are working or how many hours you put in. If you’re going in the wrong direction with the wrong product wrong processes too many layers too top heavy etc. just prolonging the inevitable demise. Hollow promises of... read more
Plenty other jobs have the same benefits now. Nothing special about Mattel. Done thinking about this. Ride it out or leave, your choice. Been f---ed enough times by this company.
Y is cutting the throat of Mattel. Retaining and obtaining good employees means offering legitimate perks. 30+ years we have the 1/2 day Friday benefit and just like that, Y can’t get an answer from east coast on one random Friday and he’s mad and... read more
I work overtime all the freaking time and sometimes weekends when needed. I answer emails at night. I do this because I know my Friday’s are half day. But I’m done. I commute 3 hours a day round trip in c-ap traffic. This unlimited vacation is just... read more
Honestly cannot believe the whining on this site. A bit of history here: half day Fridays were implemented decades ago as a summer benefit only. Then, because the company was doing well, they were extended until the holiday shut down. No, whiners... read more
Half Day Fridays now sc-apped and for Summer Hours only. There goes the last retention/recruitment tool that made Mattel different. Morale in office is shocking!
....at least summer will be just a couple months away once they end half day Fridays. Then we’ll be back to half day Fridays again! That’s not so bad. Right? Come on guys, cheer up. Say what? It’s the nine straight months after summer you dread. Oh... read more
Does someone have a list of American Girl stores that will be closing in 2019. Also, if you have a list with stores that have been closed in 2017 and 2018 that'd be great. I am trying to estimate the impact on the worker - disclaimer: I do not work... read more
The move reunites Ms. Cook with Ynot with whom she worked in previous years. Her resume looks a bit slim to me. We’ll see what kind of spin can she put on this hot mess.
What are Ynot and the other leaders doing? https://www.barrons.com/articles/mattel-stock-ceo-ynon-kreiz-buy-51551390499
Just take a peak at the list of most overpaid CEOs for 2019. See any familiar names? https://www.asyousow.org/report/the-100-most-overpaid-ceos-2019
Barbie, Hot Wheels, He-man, American Girl and now View-Master? Are any of these really being made? And 20 tv shows? What’s with the parade of announcements? Is anything really in production? At least in EA we’re actually making toys. LA seems to be... read more
Mattel had done the online thing and failed: shop.mattel.com It was with a 3rd party, then went to AG, and last I heard went back to a 3rd party. But, it was always an extremely small part of the business... only a few million in revenue per year... read more
"Executives with stuffed animal maker Gund noticed that some of their display items had been outright pilfered, including four boxes of a tiny stuffed surprise." SL probably thought it was her lunch since it was 4 boxes.
Let's face it - we are still milking our old fame and some good acquisition moves. Everything else is just meh. Enjoy it while it lasts. Think that @XGsldKF-1lci is right. I don’t see any way, much less a good strategy to get out of this state.
What's the word on the next layoffs? Do we think it's coming before the AG Update on March 6?
Chipotle has built a new supply chain team and made several operational changes in order to stage a comeback after the restaurant chain's food safety issues reappeared in the form of a norovirus outbreak. The CEO is relatively new to the company... read more
Mattel has a lot of issues mostly generated by its manufacturing footprint. 50% of its manufacturing is in-house, and needs to be more outsourced. To recover Mattel needs to get its supply chain in order by outsourcing more operations and gaining... read more
Will we even get bonuses now because of the revised earnings report? Found this question as a reply to another thread by @XwLHab5-angi , but I was wondering the same thing?
Expecting lackluster responses across the board. Pitiful.
Mattel issue weak guidance for 2019. Stock is fluctuating between -16% to -18% for the day.
I just saw that there is a new department at Mattel called Mattel Television. Does anyone know what this is? Is it real? I also just heard that american girl will have a movie even if the company is falling apart. I have heard about a bunch of movies... read more
Based on the earnings, are we finally getting the bonuses we deserve?
Please UPVOTE this post if you'd leave Mattel if you'd be able to find a comparable job. Please DOWNVOTE this post if you'd stick with Mattel even if you'd be able to find a comparable job.
What is the corporate layoff guestimate?
Another Mattel movie? I keep reading these announcements about movies but are any of them really being made? I remember alot of announcements in the years I was there and no movies ever actually happening. Is this just hype to raise stock price? Does... read more
Is the good man still around? What happened to the rumors of him being investigated? How does he survive?
So quiet here. You'd think that everyone was ALREADY laid off. Not to fear, dear reader, all is not lost. Barbie will save the day..... until we're sued by Momster Jam for tooling their brand off and Netflix does a barbie spoof movie, drafting on the... read more
Any word on Mattel’s year-end results or Q4?