Disney Consumer Products

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Disney Consumer Products Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
76 Reviews
3.1
76 Reviews
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Disney Consumer Products President Bob Chapek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, smartest I've ever worked with (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, fun place to work, work life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be overlooked if your dept in understaffed (in 6 reviews)

  • as with any big company, there are a ton of politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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 It can be hard to change outdated policies and ways of thinking that have never been questioned due to an old status quo.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
  2.  

    my review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very fun place to work

    Cons

    intern ship was too short

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as an intern (less than an 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
  6.  

    Undergraduate Associate Program (Intern 2008)

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

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

    Pros

    It was really a fun learning experience. I learned so much within 6 months of this internship. Worked closed with the creative director and anyone in my team.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons...it was just fun and so much knowledge to be gained in 6 months.

  7.  

    Great internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Hire in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Hire in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Despite Consumer Products being a pretty large part of the Disney brand, the interns will work with small departments and teams, which helps with networking and making the interns feel at home! You will also have a chance to work with a lot of other interns to connect with, all with diverse interests and experiences! I also got to talk to my supervisor a lot, who was the department director, and got to give a lot of feedback and get great career advice!

    Cons

    Work is pretty rigorous at times, but it helped me to produce a lot of great work samples to show future employers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to launch a career. Very slow moving.

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

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Lot to learn.

    Cons

    Very Slow internal movement. Staying too long could slow your career and motivation. Unfortunate as it should be completely opposite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nimble. Promote talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You can do anything for a year

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products

    Pros

    Living in a foreign city

    Cons

    Lack of management support in the center

  10.  

    Very Satisfying working at the happiest place on earth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Global Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Global Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I reported to an amazing boss at a presidential level .so I was given the responsibility and the freedom to execute my projects .And received amazing support .

    Cons

    Our division was growing so quickly (my responsibility was to raise the creative bar while hiring a team of people) .and my boss was also hiring other SR VP level people as well which created a lot of stress for everyone getting to know their roles and their fellow teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benfits at the level of VP were really good ,along with a free pass 365 days of the year for the parks .The Disney Company values their employees more than any I've ever known .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beginning to Stabilize

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with; Senior Management is becoming more knowledgeable about how to manage four businesses under a single Integrated Retail umbrella. New Senior team is very smart and make swift decisive choices that are often good.

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is really limited; the turnover is exceptionally high as the company has been vigorously restructuring/calibrating for the last three years; if you are not part of the new regime you can kiss your hopes for advancement good-bye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize employees who are extremely talented and work to advance them versus recycling already installed bad talent expecting a different result from them, otherwise the good people who are really talented will continue to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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