Upper Deck Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Product Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time

    Pros

    It is with several years of hindsight that I can truly appreciate all I learned at Upper Deck. We were given a great deal of autonomy and respected for the knowledge we brought to the table. As I look back, I realize that many of my former colleagues have moved on to excellent positions. I value to relationships I formed while there as well as all the industry knowledge I gained.

    Cons

    Turmoil and legal issues permeated the company at the time which led to a large lay off. I do believe the current management has worked hard to rebuild the company's reputation and that they remain a very viable employer in the sports industry.


  2. good part time job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amiable atmosphere, good food, nice clients

    Cons

    long hours, low tips, not enough training.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Terrible work environment. Undervauled by upper management. Low pay for employees who actually make things happen.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Good stepping stone but only stay to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    No team support. Back stabbing to those who actually do their work and make things happen

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees who actually make a difference and pay them what they are worth!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fun people, interesting work, low pay, no trust in upper management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with (for the most part). Passionate about what they did. Good culture, with interesting clients and perks (LeBron one-on-one demo on-site)

    Cons

    Run by a mad man. Upper management terrified of CEO; afraid to take risks (unless they were illegal, then more power to ya!) Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck! Try to rebuild brand image and establish some good relationships in the industry, because McWilliam destroyed any of that in the final years.


  6. great job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Pressman Helper in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Second Pressman Helper in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are great to work with.

    Cons

    learning more about the jobs and company

    Advice to Management

    learning more about the colors to run.


  7. Great creative company, upper management could use a lot of help.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The creative leads and teams were all excellent in abilities to guide and perform. Encouraged out-of-the-box solutions.

    Cons

    Not very much room for growth, unless someone in a higher position vacates their position. At the time, salary increases were non-existent. The former CEO did not value the people who made the company what it is. Hoarded his money, didn't approve of any salary increases, and actually instituted a mandatory pay cut to the entire company because of wrong-doings on his behalf.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to really REALLY appreciate the people that actually make things happen, creates product.


  8. Lord help us all!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paper Pusher
    Current Employee - Paper Pusher
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Upper Deck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the work hours, some of the people are awesome. The pay is ok. I'm fishing for pros at this point.

    Cons

    That the company didn't close back in 2010 when it was doing horrible. The cons are management. Im looking for another job.

    Advice to Management

    More work means we need more people. Not just "people" people that actually work and make things happen.


  9. Great people, poor management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work environment was very fun, and the people you interact with day-to-day are great.

    Cons

    The pay is well-below similar jobs in the area, and the industry is not very stable at the moment.


  10. Very Cool Place To Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Upper Deck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay, environment, fun experience, networking

    Cons

    workload was too great at times

    Advice to Management

    none really


  11. Poorly managed company

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upper Deck part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people on the teams were very hard working

    Cons

    The direction of the company and the impossible deadlines



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