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Milwaukie, OR
51 to 200 employees
1986
Company - Private
Media
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity & innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium & establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is ... Read more

Mission: A Dark Horse for the 21st Century

Dark Horse will strive to bring talented comics professionals together with motivated and invested employees to create a home for the best comics and products in the world.

Dark Horse Comics Reviews

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    I worked at Dark Horse Comics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits right away and PTO plan after one year. Fun events and perks. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Doesn't offer much PTO in first year and doesn't match or profit share 401(k). A bit of a disconnect between VP's and employees. Lower wages. There isn't as much growth opportunity but that is mainly due to size of company.

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    Licensing Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Dark Horse Comics (Milwaukie, OR).

    Interview

    It was the strangest experience I've ever had professionally. The very nice receptionist told me that the whole office was preparing for a big event so I should expect things inside to be a little chaotic. When I was shown in to the inner office area, it was dead silent and all the doors I saw were closed. It was so poorly lit and the decor was so minimal I wondered if the company was going out of business. I only saw one other staffer aside from the person who interviewed me, and the staffer looked like she had been crying.

    The VP who conducted the interview didn't ask me any questions. She described the ways they handled licensing for the intellectual property they controlled, and I asked some questions about that and compared it to the licensing work I had done when relevant. Then we would sit in awkward silence until I could think of another question to ask about the company. It was awful. Even now I still sometimes wonder, what the heck was that all about???

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