Upper Deck Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
14 Reviews

2.6
14 Reviews
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Richard P. McWilliam
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  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

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great job

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    Former Employee - Second Pressman Helper  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Second Pressman Helper in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people are great to work with.

    Cons

    learning more about the jobs and company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learning more about the colors to run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lord help us all!

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    Current Employee - Paper Pusher
    Current Employee - Paper Pusher

    I have been working at Upper Deck full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time for 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Cool Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager  in  West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in West Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Upper Deck full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay, environment, fun experience, networking

    Cons

    workload was too great at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poorly managed company

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people on the teams were very hard working

    Cons

    The direction of the company and the impossible deadlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved the people

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    Former Employee - Many Hats  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Many Hats in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved the variety of projects that comes your way. People were great!

    Cons

    Economy has made card collecting difficult for most.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Upper Deck

    Pros

    Interesting, smart, and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership. Divisions were set up to have conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Pros

    It is a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    The management staff is terrible.

    Disapproves of CEO

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