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A fair to poor place to work, that used to be one of the greatest employers.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

TMP is the parent company of an empire built by Todd McFarlane and his wife. The office environment is very casual and employees can wear comfortable clothing all year round. Larger departments such as accounting have good opportunities for growth. The headquarters is located in Tempe in a central location in an upscale office park. Employees have access to special toys and comics that may be hard to find at retail outlets, and discounts at the retail stores.

Cons

The company under previous management has made some very bad decisions in the last few years and the owners and upper management now have an us against them mentality with the staff. The easy go lucky environment where performance is rewarded is long gone. Raises are inconsistent and the company is trimming costs as fast as possible. It is now a very stressful place to work and micromanagement is rampant, with everyone pointing fingers at everyone else.

Advice to Management

The company needs some outside help to help it get back on track. Promoting from within is detrimental when the same people are shifted around to different departments and no one has an external perspective. Communication from the managers down to the staff is poor at best and needs improvement.

Other Employee Reviews for Todd McFarlane Productions

  1. Satisfactory

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

    I worked at Todd McFarlane Productions full-time

    Pros

    Small company so you can learn a bit about many different facets of business.

    Cons

    Small company so you have to handle a lot of different responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. What should be an awesome company, was a tired, listing ship that lacked engines and a rudder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing/PR in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing/PR in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Todd McFarlane Productions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product line is fun, and well respected by target audience. Free Comics! For those people that love to name drop, working for Todd McFarlane can get you new friends that think, somehow, that he will make their dreams come true. Its more fun to say you work there, than say, Waste Management, or Arby's

    Cons

    The soul and energy of the company peaked in the early 90's, and have been on steady decline without new ideas or initiative. Key employees have survived by becoming sacred cow's to the owner. If you are not in this circle, no matter what you do, you will not achieve it. Ownership is not aggressive enough to search for new income opportunities, instead focusing on the tried and true, which has only bought declining revenue and sales, New ideas are welcomed, but not executed, being canned at the last moment when hard dollars need to be spent.

    Advice to Management

    So some soul searching. The market has changed since those early hey-days when it was innovative and unique. Now its a declining market, and everyone, including management knows this. Creativity and world building is what made this company thrive, and if anyone can do it, the ownership of the company should have that ability to create a universe that is fresh and unique, and an alternative to the other super hero dominated IP in the entertainment space today.


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