Disney Consumer Products

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Disney Consumer Products Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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Disney Consumer Products President Bob Chapek
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Pros
  • Great people, smartest I've ever worked with (in 8 reviews)

  • Chance to work with great people with great career (in 2 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. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Fairly flexible work schedule, better starting vacation than most, people that work here

    Cons

    Decision making is very slow


  2. not all magic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    Working at Disney Consumer Products gives you access to an amazing brand in addition to good work atmosphere, flexible hours, and good work-life balance

    Cons

    The corporate wheels turn slowly at DCP. The decision making process can be very slow even though results are expected in a very timely manner.


  3. Lack of opportunity unless you are in L.A.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brand, great experience, great product

    Cons

    Difficult to work remotely. Corporate forgets about those who work in the field.


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  5. Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefites are great and I have met my best friend there, I have a nice network of friends and that's why I've stayed for so long.

    Cons

    They work you until your ragged, I usually only take 1 lunch a week due to all the deadlines and workload. Have been asking for more hands on deck but the team is too lean and not much budget for a temp. Cater to executives rather than individual contributors and seem less concerned with losing employees who are lower down or at entry level. When someone is vicious on the other hand, since it's a large company it takes a LONG time for anything to get rid of them, lots of politics around having a person get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Have HR be more aware and affective with their dealings with employees who are not executive level. Most often people who go to HR who are not executives will not be helped it seems they are out to protect the or Manager + population.


  6. Love it most of the time

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    Current Employee - Art Director/Creative Director in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director/Creative Director in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most creative and nice people in the planet work here. Great projects and something new is always going on. Love the work and the people.

    Cons

    Lots of re-orgs all the time. This gives the wonderful people I get to work with a sense that their jobs could go away in a flash. Which has happened a lot. Especially since marvel has come on the scene. They seem more concerned with projects then great design. They are doing more work with fewer people and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that you guys are creating an environment of insecure creatives.


  7. Not the Happiest Place on Earth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Silver pass, heath benefits, you "get" to work for Disney

    Cons

    pay is not comparable to industry standards. theres a lot of political games you have to play here even at lower levels. Marvel has taken over and there's no more Disney culture.

    Advice to Management

    managers should to more management classes and learn to be managers. mid-level management here is not very good.


  8. Challenging and Exciting

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Senior Management when I was there. As a Merchandise Manager I had a lot of autonomy when it came to assortment planning and P&L.

    Cons

    Very deep rooted culture so changes did not occur easily. Interaction with corporate could be frustrating. New ideas or ways needed to many approvals. Monotarily Rewarded productivity and success

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-managing with employees that have proven themselves would be very beneficial to productivity. Thank you for your recognition of those individuals that do surpass targets and goals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Exciting opportunities, frustrating system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, wide exposure to opportunities, genuine love of the brand, OK benefits,

    Cons

    No internal coworkers are motivated to collaborate (too competitive), distrustful, money is always the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking yourselves so seriously. It creates an environment of stress, distrust and self-importance. None of which help make better products.


  10. Fun and creative environment!

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of really fun and creative people to work with. Work-Life balance is great.

    Cons

    Projects could start looking pretty similar after a while, depending on the team you work with. But cool team building events make up for it.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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