Nice to finally see the company on the rise once again. not sure I understand the whole NFT, but why not? If it works, I say exploit it like workers in a chinese factory!!
Every time we have a recession, Mattel enters the layoff mode. Is this time going to be different? What do you think?
I am in a dilemma whether to accept an offer. The offer is good but the catch is that I would have to move and that is a serious problem for me. Then I start thinking about all the reasons I don't want to be here anymore, there are too many. On... — read more
I have been working here for more than 12 years. I have experienced everything in this company, but only now, for the first time, I would like to be laid off. I'm sure I'm not the only one? Unfortunately, it seems that Mattel now puts a lot of... — read more
If the rumor that Mattel has held talks with private-equity firms about a potential sale is true, than I am a little concerned. I don't believe that this could lead to the final deal in the near future, but who knows. Here somehow everything is... — read more
From the WSJ - Mattel has held talks with private-equity firms about a potential sale, people familiar with the matter said, just a few months after the famed toy company declared its corporate turnaround complete. Mattel has held informal talks with... — read more
The pandemic craze that helped us recover and frankly - in my opinion - saved the company from going under at the last possible moment is now over. That means that the numbers are about to start going down again and we're going to be the ones to pay... — read more
https://toybook.com/mattel-promotes-steve-totzke-to-president-and-cco/ Did Ynon finally send sl------l Richard D packing? This is the best news since they hired no-talent RD in 2014. I know nothing about Totzke but he's already 10X better than... — read more
https://globaltoynews.com/2022/03/23/americas-most-trusted-companies-how-the-toy-industry-fared Twenty-five consumer goods companies made the list; three were toy companies. Hasbro #1, Funko #5, and Mattel #8. As the list only included publicly... — read more
Mattel is just another company that supervises its employees all day long to make sure they don't work a minute less than 40 hours. However, when an employee has to work longer, Mattel pretends not to see it. These double standards frustrate me the... — read more
Can someone explain the logic behind returning to the office when nearly everything is done by zoom? Why are we wasting hours commuting only to sit in cubicles and then have meetings in a conference room with others on zoom? We could be doing this... — read more
I intend to start over at another company. Mattel's totally lost vision. Everyone should always think of themselves first and always look for something better. It would mean a lot to me if someone who has worked here and at Hasbro can make some... — read more
Another former Middleton AG person here. In addition to the those in the warehouse, were positions eliminated on the 2nd floor? If so, which ones?
Has anyone received a litigation letter in the mail regarding Mattel and their SEC troubles? I received on yesterday and I'm wondering if these things are scams or worth signing up for?
Mattel Wins Disney Princess Toy Deal, Joining Elsa of ‘Frozen’ With Barbie https://www.wsj.com/articles/mattel-wins-disney-toy-deal-joining-elsa-of-frozen-with-barbie-11643198404 What do you think of this?
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.