Mattel Named to FORTUNE’s 2011 “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for Fourth Consecutive Year
January 20, 2011

Mattel Moves up the List Nine Slots to Rank #69

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been ranked #69 on the 14th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the fourth consecutive year Mattel has been named to this prestigious list, moving up nine spots in 2011.

"At Mattel, we are creating the future of play, each and every day. We are extremely proud once again to be named as one of the best places to work," said Alan Kaye, senior vice president of human resources at Mattel. "We are honored to have been recognized for the fourth consecutive year, and thank our employees, whose creativity, passion and commitment to play and all things fun keep Mattel among the best year after year."

Mattel offers a world-class work/life environment with competitive salaries and outstanding benefits for employees and their families. Reflecting its focus on families and children, Mattel provides a range of special benefits to its employees, including half-day Fridays, career and professional development, volunteerism and philanthropic opportunities through the Mattel Children’s Foundation and Mattel PLAYers volunteer program, new baby welcome gifts, adoption assistance, toy discounts, free tickets to local events, educational assistance and on-site childcare at certain locations.

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To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year’s survey. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

 

The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 7 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, Jan. 24, and now at http://www.Fortune.com/BestCompanies.

About Mattel:

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) (www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2011, Mattel was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the fourth year in a row. Mattel also is ranked among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens" and the "World’s Most Ethical Companies." With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs approximately 27,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are "Creating the Future of Play."

To learn more about careers at Mattel, go to: http://www.mattel.com/careers

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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