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Poor Leadership

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Upper Deck

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Interesting, smart, and fun people to work with.

Cons

Poor Leadership. Divisions were set up to have conflict.

Advice to Management

Don't treat the company as your private piggy bank.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It has been fun.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Upper Deck

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    The management staff is terrible.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Upper Deck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are few reasons to work for Upper Deck. The Brand has a strong awareness which makes the company look better on your resume than others. You get to work on sports but that is not what it seems as only a handlfull of teams and players get any attention.

    Cons

    UD has a history of not paying vendors. it makes it tough to maintain relationships outside of the company. Cash flow is also a big issue right now. Management is worried about keeping the lights on and some employees wonder whether or not the doors will be locked when returning from a long weekend.

    Advancement opportunities do not exist. They cast you for a role and you will play it out for as long as you can take it. You need to leave to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to core values, Make exceptional product. Stop worrying about the "whales" and get everyone involved in collecting again. If you don't someone else will.

    Show commitment to key and new business initiatives. Bailing and the first sign of weakness shows poor management.

    Get a vision for the company and share that across all divisions. I'd suggest a design driven approach rather than the poor leadership from a less than qualified PDT dept.


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