DC Comics
2.9 of 5 14 reviews
www.dccomics.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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2.9 14 reviews

                             

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Diane Nelson

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I've learned a lot in this position, gotten plenty of swag, but the upward mobility is nonexistent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DC Comics

ProsFree comic books, free comic merchandise, free WB DVDs, access to WB seminars, access to WB employee discounts

ConsNo upward mobility, difficulty working with half the company on west coat

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was okay

Mailroom/Mail Clerk (Former Employee)
Bronx, NY

I worked at DC Comics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThat the people are nice and they give you free stuff like for example free comic books, free statues of a character, and also free video games.

ConsThat they had to let me go because they were downsizing the place and letting people go.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood place to work everybody was awesome and nice to meet.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Opportunity, But Not Enough Growth

Production Clerk (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA

I worked at DC Comics as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFree Comics
Social Gatherings
Catered Work Nights
Friendly Staff

ConsCareer Growth
Organization
Demand vs Pay
Upper Management
Time Management

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter organization and time management would be greatly beneficial to improve the work space and quality of work demanded from its employees. As an entertainment company, they would greatly benefit from the younger generation of employees who have a vast understanding of social media and a plethora of creative ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The best place I have ever worked

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWorked with exceptionally talented people. Fun work. Appreciation for a job well done. Great benefits.

ConsUmbrella of DC Comics and Time Warner. Unfortunate layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lay off people who gave their all and worked so well with your company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't work here unless you really love comics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DC Comics

ProsLots of free stuff: comics, cloths, merchandise, screenings, etc.

ConsManagement doesn't know what they're doing or what kind of work anyone else is doing either.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A. Truly unique work environment with top of the industry talent.

Associate Art Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe best licensed characters to work with and free comics.

ConsOwned by Warner Bros. meaning its managed by business thinking people. Not artistic thinkers.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the talented comic people have creative control. Not corporate sell outs who don't know the details of the comic culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Worst Leadership

Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIn my time with DC, I was pleased to be surrounded with peers that were hard-working and dedicated, willing to do anything they could to get the books out.

ConsWhere do I start? With the well-documented sexual harassment, the inconsistent vision of the company, lack of advancement, the terrifying feeling of being fired at any minute. I do not recommend working here no matter how much you want to work in comics. You'd be happier at Marvel.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease all get fired.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A new hope, waning...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPart of the Time/Warner corp giant, helps to insure great benefits and mobility if one is agile.
Who doesn't want to work for Superman and Batman
Lots of swag for those who are quick.

ConsCulture has changed from cloistered and immobile to very corporate and immobile.
Be prepared to spend a lot of time at one position. There are people who have been at the same post for YEARS. It's a giant corporation, you can get lost in the gears of it's machine. Don't expect to
change things, but pat your back if you do.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are jewels in that stack that you manage, ones that can bring you into the next century. Stop burying them, instead cultivate and inspire them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nothing ever gets accomplished

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics

ProsIt's cool if you like comics. As part of Time Warner, they have excellent benefits.

ConsAntiquated way of doing business, little room for growth, internal communication issues, very bureaucratic.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at DC Comics

ProsA fun creative environment which allows the baility to work on the best pop culture icons in the world

ConsAs a company in transition there is a bit of uncertainty and change affecting the company now.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to recognize talent and experience, reward it and let it grow

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