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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome for the right type of person

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

    I have been working at Dark Horse Comics full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run away. .. FAST!

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

    I have been working at Dark Horse Comics

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, great employees, casual, you can basically slack off all day and not get fired.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I've seen. Narcissism runs rampant through out management and there are no consequences for their behavior. Morale is so low that employees ask to get fired or laid off. HR and management is shady and not to be trusted- they do everything they can to divert responsibility for their mistakes and place it on to their employees. Being " thrown under the bus" is a chronic problem for regular employees. Management is broken from the top down, and like a poster said previously, the company is the owner's toy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some therapy, take responsibility for your actions, increase morale, increase pay (at least double what everyone is making-it would still be low, but seriously. ..) try treating employees with respect-you might actually increase productivity and save the company some money (which should go straight to the employees' pockets)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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