Mattel Earns Great Place to Work Certification 

By Amy Thompson, EVP and Chief People Officer, Mattel

At Mattel, our purpose is to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We know this incredible work wouldn’t be possible without our people, which is why we are thrilled to share that Mattel is now Certified™ by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. This esteemed recognition is based entirely on what our employees say about their experience in working at Mattel. This year, 87% of our employees said it’s a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based company. You can learn more about what our employees have to say here.

Great Place to Work Certification is the definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. The Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. 

We are passionate about fostering a culture where all employees have the opportunity to realize their full potential. At Mattel, that means focusing on total wellbeing, delivering comprehensive programs to support physical, emotional, social, financial and career wellness. We are proud of the unique ways we leveraged these programs to support our teams through the pandemic and know that our culture is forever changed for the good.

We also know Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard – when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. With a woman cofounder and women’s representation in leadership throughout our history, we have a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and continue to cultivate a work environment that promotes equality, inclusion and empowerment. I recently shared a progress update on Mattel’s Diversity & Inclusion Goals where I announced our achievement of 100% pay equity for all employees globally and provided updates on our ongoing philanthropic initiatives to help create a more diverse and inclusive world. 

While Mattel as a company is being recognized as a Great Place to Work, it is really our people that are being celebrated. We believe every employee plays an important role in creating a culture of belonging and environment where we can all thrive. Behind each of our impactful efforts are our hard-working and passionate employees. Their contributions have made us not only an IP-driven, high-performing global toy company, but a Great Place to Work. 

We are honored by this recognition and look forward to continuously improving our High Trust Culture through the experiences and ideas of our amazing people. 


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