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- Senior Management
I worked at Marvel PublishingDoesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEO
If you're into comic books, it can be really fun to have a hand in bringing characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men to "life". Working directly in the publishing group can be fast-paced and exciting, and everyone you meet will think it's awesome you work at Marvel.
Management tends to treat employees dismissively, a culture of fear and surveillance is cultivated as a motivational tool. Favoritism and politics play a large part in promotion opportunities, it seems like everyone is a vice-president of something.
Advice to Management
Marvel will never hang our on to their best and brightest employees without treating them a bit better, but as long as they're making bags of money, they don't really have any incentive to change.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Marvel Publishing (New York, NY) in April 2010.
Since I applied to numerous paid positions with Marvel over the years and never even got so much as a reply back, I decided to do a little "experiment". I decided to apply to one of their hundreds of un-paid internships. And whaddya know?! I got an interview… sort of.
This so-called interview was one of the most negative and stand-offish experiences I've had to endure… To make a long story short, the AD sat behind me and worked away while his clueless subordinate undermined my portfolio page by page. I had a book full of projects featuring Marvel characters from a now defunct comic book magazine. This fact was completely ignored. To top it all off, at the end of this ego-killing-sit-down, Mr. AD's subordinate mentioned "some future freelance work". I realized this was BS when I never heard back… from anyone.
Have fun being under Mickey's rule Marvel… I hear "the Rat" is a Tyrant.
- Got the message that this internship was already filled when Mr. AD asked me "Have you been told about internships in other departments?" Thanks for wasting my time Marvel. Answer Question
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