Disc Makers

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Disc Makers Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
10 Reviews
2.4
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good sales training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Pros

    People are nice, dress is business casual. Inservice training on the sales process is good if you're new at sales.

    Cons

    Not much promotion opportunities because everyone likes their job and stays put. Top-down decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The future is not so bright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Disc Makers are musicians or have a strong interest in music. This creates a social workplace that is mostly fun and energetic. Many appear to care about their job and the success of the business.

    Cons

    CD sales have had a big impact on the business. Several large layoffs over the last few years have had a heavy impact on moral. Management does not appear to recognize this and is not doing anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not much opportunity

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, casual work environment.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, pay not very competitive, ever shifting protocol.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is an OK job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disc Makers full-time

    Pros

    The owner genuinely cares about his employees. As long as you do your work correctly, no one bothers you. You get holidays off, and paid vacation.

    Cons

    There isn't much opportunity, and not much room to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pennsauken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ

    I worked at Disc Makers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25c Sodas/free bagels, very friendly and energetic staff, good management, great products

    Cons

    Compensation was not competitive enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end job, just a bunch of rich a-holes trying to get richer with no opportunities to get promoted. Depressing job.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Pros

    They gave you time off.
    They let me work 4 10 hour shifts.
    HR was good.
    Flexible about time off sometimes.

    Cons

    Management was very aloof and disconnected from employees.
    Only care about the shareholders making money.
    No feedback from management about where the companies going.
    No opportunity for upward mobility.
    You just want to work just hard enough to not get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a lot cooler to your employees and make it a fun place to work. Pay employees a lot more and fire the ones who don't cut it. Make it a place people WANT to work. Make it a place where the current employees WANT to work harder for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Comfortable environment and great coworkers but strange company politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pennsauken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ

    I have been working at Disc Makers

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Creative people
    Close to Philadelphia
    Helping indie artists
    Great products
    Friendly management
    Everyone is a musician
    Easy parking

    Cons

    Not enough time off
    Men promoted and respected more than women
    No women in senior management
    Some coworkers who have worked there for dozens of years are not very competent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a woman for a senior management position
    Evaluate longstanding employees' performance - may be way below newer employees
    More time off

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, if you happen to be one of the dozen or so people (out of roughly 400) actually making money.

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    Former Employee - Former Pennsauken Employee  in  Pennsauken, NJ
    Former Employee - Former Pennsauken Employee in Pennsauken, NJ

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Pros

    If you're into audio, music, or film, the people who work here are amazing. I've made some very nice friendships with coworkers. Casual dress code keeps wardrobe cost down. The hours are attractive (9am to 5pm), and at first, it doesn't feel "corporate" - it does feel challenging yet supportive at the outset.

    Cons

    A year in, you've gotten as much satisfaction as you're going to get. Abhorrently low wage for the work. Next to no opportunity to advance. All of the money is concentrated among the executive cabinet, with a few scraps thrown to team leaders (project managers of long tenure). "Raises" that don't come close to covering inflation. "Performance reviews" that serve merely as a reason to withhold a meaningful raise and don't correlate to actual performance. Lots of carrot and stick. Dramatic layoffs (think like 20%) without any procedural changes, employees just expected to do extra time to make the money for the executives. For a company buying up competing and complementary companies with abandon, crying poor during layoffs and sorry raises is insulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give good employees a reason to stay and a path to career advancement. Take some pay cuts yourselves, instead of just sloughing off one job in five.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sinking ship.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual dress, free water & coffee.

    Cons

    Management is cutting good people and leaving incompetent around. The place is getting more empty every month and it is very depressing. Not much on the horizon even though management tries to paint a sort of bright picture. Their technology is a dying one so they are moving to online & digital sales to keep them afloat. They will cut more just to ensure the board makes money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time reading staff email to see who is talking about ill about your company and make things better for those still working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off good, but the company is going down the drain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    No communication, layoffs, poorly choosen management, poorly set up departments, its all in who you know instead of how hard you work, poor employee moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn management skills, communication skills, stop the double standards, more timely training when necessary, more respect for hard working employees etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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