Disney Consumer Products

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A very unhappy place to work since new upper management arrived. Culture of distrust, and constant fear of job loss.

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Former Employee - Executive Team Member in Glendale, CA
Former Employee - Executive Team Member in Glendale, CA

I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Incredible Facilities Team who have been there for a very long time, and know there stuff (with the exception of the Director who is not of much help with any request - he seems to be the person who is always "in a meeting"). Starbucks on the DCP campus. Some classes offered by the Learning and Development segment free of charge if you have the time.

Cons

The upper management lacks leadership skills, and knowledge of the licensing business. Terrible morale, people quitting without having new opportunities in place. Promotions given to all the wrong people, with talent and experience rarely a key element in the decisions. Layoffs seem to be a regular occurrence with re-org after re-org... Not enough support for day to day "work" - in other words top heavy with staff who mostly sit in meetings, and try to look good for the upper management. The Human Resources department is not helpful, or particularly knowledgable. The company seems to want to make them become more "strategic business partners", without regard for the actual employees. Pay is not great, but not terrible. It is not worth it to work in an unhappy environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

New upper management, more suited to the licensing and product development world, is the only thing that could make DCP a good place to work again. Morale is lower than necessary. Less talk and more action. No one likes hearing "One DCP" repeatedly from upper management because when it is not backed up with actions it means nothing. Create an environment where there is accountability. Rather than having an actual course on how to navigate the politics of DCP, focus on changing that part of the culture to be that of a more accountable, honest, and rewarding place to work. Innovation is more than just a word, and it cannot happen in a place where creativity cannot thrive. Look to your lower level staff and promote from within for the right reasons. It will pay off, and turn over might slow down.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    So much inconsistency

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

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand to be a part of. Good place to learn about licensing. Leverage these experiences for future opportunities (outside of the company).

    Cons

    More political than any place I have ever worked before. Not a meritocracy. A few gems at the management level, but most have little to no accountability for what it means to be a leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just when you think culture and accountability has hit rock bottom, there's still a basement ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible experience with high quality people that possess strong personal values.

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

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

    Pros

    The people. By far the single biggest positive are the people you get an opportunity to work with. The HR Team does an outstanding job of finding intelligent, talented people of high quality character.

    Cons

    Success tends to be predicated on an individuals presentation and not as much on objective performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focus on the human capital side of the business.

    Recommends
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