Disney Consumer Products Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Great to be part of The Walt Disney Company and generally an excellent consumer products organization, if turbulent.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disney values, characters and products are top-notch. Great benefits, campus, salary and culture.

    Cons

    Financial pressure, changing management and strategy have stressed out the organization unduly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of employees and train people better on the values and operations of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. good place to work, salary is decent

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    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Glendale, CA
    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    outsourcing projects to other companys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recruit people from locals and do not out source to any other companys

  3. Creative Director

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    Former Employee - Vice President Creative Director in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Creative Director in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products

    Pros

    Everyday was a new challenge of working on over 25 Disney properties and creating new stories to each one for new consumer products.

    Cons

    Some of hte challenges were the different limitations per property of what could and could not be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep improving the compensation structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    I had a good internship experience that helped train me to succeed later in my career.

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    Former Intern - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good events for interns. Good opportunity to network. Great coworkers and the chance to build a lasting network of smart colleagues. They also hire interns to full time.

    Cons

    Not all good interns are hired as it depends on the needs of the different departments the intern networks in. Pay is not great and no benefits. Glendale is not a great place to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more insight into future opportunities with the company for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products

    Pros

    Helpful people, great program, great culture

    Cons

    Lots of organizational changes, layoffs

  7. Creative Director / Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Creative Director in Glendale, CA
    Former Contractor - Creative Director in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creative exciting environment. Wonderful people.

    Cons

    Big company. Lots of changes all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it's important that your people know how much they are valued. That seems to be lacking.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The best of times, the worst of times

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products

    Pros

    Company name and assets. Loved being part of the 'team.' Love the history and the culture and met some of the finest people ever.

    Cons

    They burn you up and throw you out and in my case, hired a new subordinate of fraud (3 mo on the job and documented for falsifying time-sheets) in my place at 20k less/year of my salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Very friendly climate with good opportunities if you know where you want to go in your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Disney takes care of their employees and is quite invested in their personal growth and well-being. The company does a good job of keeping you informed of their long term goals and their plans to get there.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be overlooked if your dept in understaffed. Expect to wear a few different hats under the banner of one job title. Office politics can frustrate you if you have a "same team" mentality. It can be hard to change outdated policies and ways of thinking that have never been questioned due to an old status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long and hard on the feedback from the employee surveys, then take action where appropriate and necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing brand; smart, hard-working people; Byzantine politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Almost everyone you work with at DCP is clever, creative and hard-working. Working with a brand like Disney is a once-in-a-career experience. Perks like the park passes are great if you like that sort of thing

    Cons

    Decisions are slow, many of your co-workers are extremely risk-averse, and the politics are really quite something. Expect to make less than people with your title at other studios; and expect your title to be a notch or two below what it would be elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Average, manager didn't have much time for me.

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and happy employees, company encourages cohesiveness amongst interns, employee meetings with high level management, openness to meet and communicate with senior management.

    Cons

    Could be good or bad depending on your superior- mine had little time to integrate me in projects. Others had great experiences that took them to great places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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