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Disney Consumer Products Glendale Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Overall the company is trying to allow for more work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and awesome experiences within the entire Disney Company (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "It's as great as you'd think"

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    Current Employee - Senior Motion Designer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Motion Designer in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere
    Chance to work on a wide variety of projects
    Brilliant colleagues
    Get to see stuff early

    Cons

    Not much ability for upward movement
    Slightly lower than average salary

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Depends on your division"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Park perks
    Intelligent coworkers making great technical strides
    Keurig coffee
    Cafeteria

    Cons

    Project cancelled due to technical issues

    Advice to Management

    Wait to hire staff until you know that you're going to continue the product for a 2nd version


  3. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    working with many talented people

    Cons

    less challenge for engineers


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  5. "Amazing projects, complicated politics"

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    Former Contractor - R & D Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Former Contractor - R & D Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Disney is a world-class company with projects and IP the envy of all. You get to work on projects everybody knows about, and many people love.

    Cons

    Disney has a complicated internal system for determining which projects get support, and there's a big divide between management and the people who do the work.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of employees don't trust upper management's pronouncements because they seem like marketing. Giving more realistic feedback and making employees aware of what factors go into budgets and planning would make people feel more secure, and allow them to plan better.


  6. "Manager, Licensing"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Glendale, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was fair. Excellent on-boarding and very streamlined processes (e.g. On site Apple Genius Bar) Benefits were great even as a contractor. Colleagues are REALLY sharp and experts in product development, licensing and marketing.

    Cons

    Politics! Senior management in the franchise I worked at was toxic! (VP was great!) Director was like the character "Miranda Priestly" from Devil wears Prada. She was rude and even made staff cry. In the short time I was there 1 person left (who was recruited from another Disney division) and another very talented Mgr from a licensee quit after 1 year. Lastly a fantastic Asst. Mgr was terminated wrongfully. HR was really focused on CYA and not serving employees. I ended my contract and would never go back to this franchise in Licensing. This part of Disney was not the happiest place on earth.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have been there over 10 years does not constitute you being a good manager or leader.


  7. "Undergraduate Associate"

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    Former Intern - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of responsibility at a junior level

    Cons

    Sense that everyone feared upper management

    Advice to Management

    Be more down to earth


  8. "Sr. Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, flexible hours, reasonable work amount, good life and work balance.

    Cons

    politics everywhere. The most of employees want to stay as a life time job, not many movements.


  9. "Creative Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    Pros

    The team I worked with was great. We worked well together. Overall the company is trying to allow for more work/life balance. There are many classes (worked related, growth/development related and misc.) offered both during work hours and on your own time. The company's volunteer program is vast.

    Cons

    Disney used to have a layoff every 3 to 7 years, but these past 4 years there were 7 layoffs and that was just DCP. It makes for poor morale. Your immediate management can make it nice, bearable or lousy.


  10. "Artist at Disney Consumer Products"

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    Former Employee - Animator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Animator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with great people. It's fun being on the "inside" and seeing what is going on in the company. Free access to the Disney Parks is a great perk.

    Cons

    Our entire team got laid off. Jobs come and go fast at Disney and are anything but secure.

    Advice to Management

    IT support was lacking, and when "administrative" privileges are limited that's a recipe for some stressful days.


  11. "Awesome Opportunity!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Glendale, CA

    Pros

    Great people to work with and awesome experiences within the entire Disney Company.

    Cons

    News on extensions for contract workers or interns comes pretty last second.

    Advice to Management

    Communicating with employees earlier.



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