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Updated February 13, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DC Comics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Credited NYTimes best seller artist.

    Cons

    Not sure what to say here .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome people, great office space, cool perks, fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DC Comics full-time

    Pros

    Unlike most larger divisions, you get to see what DC is doing as a whole. You especially get to see a lot of creativity at work firsthand even if you're in a non-creative business role. The office space is an attraction in itself and never fails to impress. You also get cool perks like comics, collectibles, and movies, and they often have fun events and celebrations throughout the year.

    Cons

    Even though DC's IP touches every area of parent WB, the division itself is mainly still a print publishing company within a larger media-focused studio, making it feel siloed from the rest of WB. The building is also off-lot, which doesn't help that. With the exception of a few groups, chances are you'll never have anything to do with the media side, so you need to be passionate about the comic book publishing business to thrive here.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at DC Comics full-time

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, and good people

    Cons

    Corporate initiatives, not enough growth


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment not family friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DC Comics full-time

    Pros

    DC Has gone to a lot of effort to make their employees feel happy and welcome. Company tee shirts, cupcakes on Valentine's Day, flex Fridays during the summer. Company morale is important.

    Cons

    When you get hired at a low salary, you will stay there, with very little upticks. You will need to leave the company to make a career leap. Certain departments are family friendly but some are not.


  5. "A comic geek's dream job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and energy. Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. Helpful (5)

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

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, terrible pay and mid-level management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DC Comics full-time

    Pros

    The people were pretty great compared to others in the entertainment industry, The Time Warner benefits are fantastic. The CCO and the CEO were very inclusive and it has a family feeling.

    Cons

    The salary was terrible for a large city. The job itself wasn't defined so there was confusion as to responsibilities and management couldn't correct it. There were some difficult personalities that weren't addressed by management.

    Advice to Management

    Not all creative companies allow mistreatment of employees by "talented" people. Take it seriously when an employee is trying to do their best and comes to you with issues.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "executive asst"

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    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


  9. "Supply Chain Management and Logistic Coordinator"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate staff, great atmosphere and dynamic

    Cons

    Promotions come slowly, not able to contribute to the overall growth of the company.