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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Dark Horse Comics

Pros

nice place to work gr8 incentives

Cons

work is quite monotonous management is not that good.

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  1. Good people, relaxed environment

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

    I have been working at Dark Horse Comics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is staff on board that are dedicated, fun and have great ideas that truly contribute to the work. The environment is totally casual and you can decorate your space pretty much how ever you want. Donuts and bagel days have been happening more and they seem to be trying harder at listening to staff suggestions. . 3 different buildings with office staff and the vibe can be different in each one. Trust is there to self manage (in most departments) in a very timeline driven environment. Great health insurance and free gym membership. Cool comps and idea is "cool" to work in comic industry and can nerd out over some of the creations.

    Cons

    Other benefits are standard but improvements could be made. 5 days paid time off after 90 days and then 3 weeks after one year. Accrual each pay would be better. More fun things though could be done to bring different departments together. Being spaced out in a few different buildings even if across the street doesn't always help promote "team environment" and it keeps it a bit silo'd in some departments. Training within the department could be more consistent but there are lots of staff who have been there for a long time that you can fill in the knowledge gaps with

    Advice to Management

    Engage your staff more, offer additional perks that match the idea of what the company wants to be. Allow for more community events.


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    Awesome for the right type of person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukie, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukie, OR

    I have been working at Dark Horse Comics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - High mobility rate, very easy to be recognized for performance - Great work life balance; few people work more than 40 or so hours - Cool coworkers, liberal and relaxed environment. Definitely no need to put on a 'work face'. Extremely casual dress code. - You don't have to explain what you do to people, they know what it is. - Opportunities for actual fun business travel - Flexible time and schedules - Very little micromanagement (in most departments) - Good basic benefits: sick, personal and vacation, really good health insurance.

    Cons

    - Pay is on the low end of standard for publishing. Not a HUGE con, you know it's publishing going in, but you won't get rich working here. Pay increases seem to vary wildly across different departments. If you have a good boss who really goes to bat with upper mgmt on your behalf, you can do ok. - Not a lot of tangible perks outside of the standard benefits offered. Gym membership is about the only 'additional' benefit offered. The cool factor and the company culture are a big intangible benefit, but if you don't care about those things, you might feel a little cheaped out upon.


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