Disc Makers Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Good work environment, but company is at the tail end of it's life

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pennsauken, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pennsauken, NJ

    I have been working at Disc Makers (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is fairly tight knit, lots of cross talk with middle management. Office environment is casual. Benefits and time off are half decent after working here for a few years

    Cons

    The industry is floundering as a whole, causing a shift in focus from high quality work to low priced mid-quality work. The company is generally understaffed, and pay is below market. Very little upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Aggressive expansion into other areas has spread the company thin. Decide what you want to be, then focus on that niche market.


  2. sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to really care about growing and developing talent.

    Cons

    Bottom line, cut and condense.

    Advice to Management

    save face leave now.


  3. Good sales training.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


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  5. The future is not so bright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time

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

    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 Management

    See above.


  6. Not much opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, casual work environment.

    Cons

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


  7. It is an OK job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disc Makers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  8. Great Workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ

    I worked at Disc Makers full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation was not competitive enough


  9. Helpful (1)

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Pennsauken Employee in Pennsauken, NJ
    Former Employee - Former Pennsauken Employee in Pennsauken, NJ

    I worked at Disc Makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A sinking ship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disc Makers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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