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Disney Consumer Products Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  1. "Playmation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The true assets of this company lie in the people who make up DCP.

    Cons

    As a "startup", Playmation set out to re-imagine the "radio drama" into the 21st century as an immersive and interactive audio experience for kids. This might have been a case of imagination coming before the proper execution of an innovative product.


  2. "Director, Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Brands and content to promote and leverage

    Cons

    Annual cost cutting and positions eliminated, very little opportunity for career advancement, limited visibility from Senior management regarding strategy , limited input requested or utilized from sales team,

    Advice to Management

    provide more transparency and involvement from field personnel, engage with field team more frequently and advocate a more open dialogue

  3. "Design Manger"

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    Former Employee - Design Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun, supportive company, positive brand.

    Cons

    Large company with heavy structure naturally brings with it less inventive design work than smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    I felt supported b management.


  4. "Great for some but not all"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - If you are in the licensing side you can go up the ranks quickly
    - Lots of inspiration, creative series and speakers
    - Offer online licenses

    Cons

    - If in an administrative role or entry level job there is no room for growth even --
       They cater to Sr Managers and above.
    - overworked and take advantage of the fact that its "Disney"

    Advice to Management

    Create more job levels below Manager.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "creative artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    -A variety of projects to work on, some a year or two ahead of official public release
    -Flexibility to use skills/talent outside of own department or teams.
    -Lots of perks: free professional development classes, creative speakers/lecturers, and all the Disney perks

    Cons

    -there can be too much gossip and entitled/complaining kind of attitude
    -can feel too corporate at times and feel like people are stuck in their ways


  6. "Sr. Manager Franchise Development & Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Franchise Development & Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Franchise Development & Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fast-paced and exciting work environment, competitive salary and benefits, challenging projects

    Cons

    Uber competitive at times, strategy shift focus on quantity versus quality which has lowered the quality of the products in market. Focus on mass product primarily.


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    "Talented Creatives, but upward mobility is limited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    Amazing creative talent with a passion for all things Disney.

    Cons

    Depending which area you are in, upward mobility is limited.

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    "Senior Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent
    If you lived in LA, the free entry to the parks was nice, although there were many restrictions on the pass.

    Cons

    Far too top heavy. There were multiple Vice Presidents just in our small office. It lead to a lack of decision making from the top, which affected the ability to ship software.

    Advice to Management

    Put the same effort into having the "Disney culture" in your locations outside of the LA area, that you put into the LA area offices. I never really felt like I worked at Disney other than some art on the walls.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Accounting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Accounting Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Accounting Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are great! Free entrance to Theme Parks and discounts to Disney Stores. Your spouse even gets his or her own Entrance Pass.

    Cons

    Where to begin - first of all there's constant changes with Disney. So if you don't mind with changes, then Disney is your place to be. It's unfortunate that Disney isn't the happiest place to work at. There is constant layoffs with Disney which I'm surprised when Disney itself is doing well. During my 5 years there, it seemed like you would put your sweat into your job and Disney can easily replace you or don't care about you. There is no work/life balance at all being in the accounting world. Expect to work a lot. Everyone was bummed that they disallowed working from home (YOA). Also if you want a career change, don't expect HR to help you. I reached out to HR MULTIPLE TIMES (emails and phone calls) and they won't assist you or follow up with you if you need guidance. Also, it's hard to move up unless you kiss butt to management which I saw multiple times (when they didn't deserve it). I'm much happier and stress free where I am at now than being at Disney.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team - get to know them! Reward your team!!!! Your team are the busy bees and if they don't feel appreciated, they will eventually leave. Keep the morale up! Our team building events became work days pretty much...


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment & lots of perks

    Cons

    Sales can be demanding and not respectful to other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that work is distributed evenly and focus on securing larger deals vs. many small deals.


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