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Disney Consumer Products Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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3.6
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Disney Consumer Products CEO Bob Chapek
Bob Chapek
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, Lots of resources, Great Leadership at top levels(in 16 reviews)

  • "Overall the company is trying to allow for more work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Love my role at Disney Consumer Products, but would love full-time opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Retail Marketing Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The community, people are so friendly, collaborative, easy to work with

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, processes can be slow, lots of change, would like full-time opportunities

    Disney Consumer Products2019-02-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the happiest place"

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    Former Employee - Design Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to work with some talented artists and directors at the studio and Pixar. There are also some fun projects.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism and the gossip does not help. Some people are just out for their own advancement and will waste no time throwing their co-workers under the bus. Long hours and unmanageable deadlines lead to a lot of stress. The low pay and, little advancement, do not lead to any good morale.

    Disney Consumer Products2019-04-05
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nobody at the top has real experience in Consumer Products"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart, hard working, amazing teams of people. You get to work on some of the best franchises in the biz. Having Disney on your resume carries a lot of weight.

    Cons

    Expect months of rumors about then the inevitable annual round of re-orgs and layoffs by the end of each fiscal year. This division in in crisis as the retail world shrinks and competition grows. They just don't seem to know what to do about it. Leadership believes in raising rates and laying staff off to make the books look promising. It's NOT a sustainable strategy although it remains Chapek's MO as he makes his...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring back employee surveys with verbatim segments. You need to hear what people are actually going through. Stop hiding behind surveys and really open yourself up to criticism. You are hemmorhaging talent. You should look into why that is.

    Disney Consumer Products2019-02-11
  4. "Changing Culture - Merged with Parks & Resorts"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Disney isn't going anywhere. Solid benefits. Interesting perks if you are into the Disney brand. A huge number of employees compared to most other companies. Having Disney on your resume still continues to impress.

    Cons

    Since DCPI merged with Parks and Resorts, the culture of positivity that was once nurtured is gone and no longer seems to be valued. Upper management is focused on themselves and the bottom line. Its becoming more and more just a job. Punch in/punch out. In order to truly create magic, you have to make the job space inspirational and magical itself. This may happen in other divisions within Disney.

    Advice to Management

    Return focus on creating a culture of positivity and focus to get the best out of your employees. A town hall or email here and there is what's done at a typical company. Is Disney typical?

    Disney Consumer Products2019-01-28
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clear avenues for advancement and mostly receptive peers

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    When there are big changes, please be more transparent rather than reassuring blindly

    Disney Consumer Products2018-11-29
  6. "Digital Designer (contractor)"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products for less than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot from talented coworkers. Looks great on resume to be working at Disney.

    Cons

    Lots of last minute changes in direction in marketing due to poor management.

    Disney Consumer Products2018-10-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "comfortable, but a lot of reorgs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work with decent benefits everyone friendly

    Cons

    I was laid off during a reorg there can be some backstabbing

    Advice to Management

    Too many people at the top. Not enough people doing real work

    Disney Consumer Products2018-10-10
  8. "Great place to start a career and to work in general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, Lots of resources, Great Leadership at top levels.

    Cons

    A large enterprise with much of the associated bureaucracy tape that comes with being so large. Difficult to have an individual impact.

    Disney Consumer Products2018-08-30
  9. "Lead Data/Analytics Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    New Technology, excitement of Disney Magic.

    Cons

    Changes, bigger company, less flexibility with technology usage

    Disney Consumer Products2018-06-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disney Interactive Games"

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    Former Employee - Analytics in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Consumer Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very talented employees, I learnt a lot from them - Passionate people

    Cons

    - Hard to get ideas heard - Hard to understand/follow company strategy - Low salary for the market

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees

    Disney Consumer Products2018-06-06
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