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48. Mattel
Mattel
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 48 (Previous rank: 70)
What makes it so great?
Perks are what you might expect at world's largest toy company: 13 paid holidays, two paid days to volunteer in schools, two onsite child-care centers, five paid days of parental leave (for new mothers and fathers), adoption assistance, half-days on Fridays all year long, and onsite toy stores that offer discounts. In the last quarter of 2008, Mattel eliminated 307 U.S. positions through combination of early retirement, attrition, and layoffs.
Headquarters: 333 Continental Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245
2007 revenue ($ millions): 6,000
Website: www.mattel.com
Employees  
U.S. employees 5,552
Employees outside U.S. 27,000
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) N/A
% job growth (1 year) N.A.%
% voluntary turnover N.A.%
Applicants 33,064
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 100
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
N.A.
N.A.
Most common job (hourly):
N/A
N.A.
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 32%
% women 60%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 14
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 5
From the February 2, 2009 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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