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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Great People, Hard to Move Up the Ladder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DC Comics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great group of people. Great, great executive team. There's definitely a sense of family here, should you choose to join in. Benefits are decent as it is part of Time Warner.

    Cons

    There aren't too many down sides but getting promoted is not their forte. It might be because everyone wants to work here, and no one's leaving. Ha! But really, it's tough to advance.

    Advice to Management

    As mentioned, the executive team is fantastic. President Diane Nelson is tops, even inspiring. The lower management, while good, are not without their faults. RECOGNITION for work achieved would be a great place to start.


  2. "executive asst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free comics and dvds when available

    Cons

    not so friendly management with lower employees

    Advice to Management

    need to listen to lower level employees

  3. "Supply Chain Management and Logistic Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Offered no stock options to employees.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative environment, lots of fun swag, working on comic books.

    Cons

    Upper Executive Team is completely disconnected from the lower level workers. They are great at praising the "great work" everyone does to make the sales numbers go up, yet they have no idea who any of these people are. Personal story: I once spent a company luncheon sitting next to the president of the company, talking and getting to know her. Two months later, she bumped into me, said "Excuse me" and continued walking as if she didn't even know who I was, because I wasn't important enough to remember.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management: Please take a greater interest in the people who are actually supporting your initiatives and grand plans.


  5. "Internship - excellent experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Direct supervisions and projects from general counsel. lots of hands on learning on all areas of publishing law. and free comics!

    Cons

    none that i know of


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It was okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mailroom/Mail Clerk in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Mailroom/Mail Clerk in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    That the people are nice and they give you free stuff like for example free comic books, free statues of a character, and also free video games.

    Cons

    That they had to let me go because they were downsizing the place and letting people go.

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work everybody was awesome and nice to meet.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The best place I have ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with exceptionally talented people. Fun work. Appreciation for a job well done. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Umbrella of DC Comics and Time Warner. Unfortunate layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lay off people who gave their all and worked so well with your company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A. Truly unique work environment with top of the industry talent."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best licensed characters to work with and free comics.

    Cons

    Owned by Warner Bros. meaning its managed by business thinking people. Not artistic thinkers.

    Advice to Management

    Let the talented comic people have creative control. Not corporate sell outs who don't know the details of the comic culture.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "The Worst Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my time with DC, I was pleased to be surrounded with peers that were hard-working and dedicated, willing to do anything they could to get the books out.

    Cons

    Where do I start? With the well-documented sexual harassment, the inconsistent vision of the company, lack of advancement, the terrifying feeling of being fired at any minute. I do not recommend working here no matter how much you want to work in comics. You'd be happier at Marvel.

    Advice to Management

    Please all get fired.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A new hope, waning..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Part of the Time/Warner corp giant, helps to insure great benefits and mobility if one is agile.
    Who doesn't want to work for Superman and Batman
    Lots of swag for those who are quick.

    Cons

    Culture has changed from cloistered and immobile to very corporate and immobile.
    Be prepared to spend a lot of time at one position. There are people who have been at the same post for YEARS. It's a giant corporation, you can get lost in the gears of it's machine. Don't expect to
    change things, but pat your back if you do.

    Advice to Management

    There are jewels in that stack that you manage, ones that can bring you into the next century. Stop burying them, instead cultivate and inspire them.


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