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Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015
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    Quick Service Food and Beverage At WDW Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in October and was emailed in December about moving forward. After a few more online steps, I got an in-person interview at the Casting Center across from Downtown Disney. She asked me "Why Disney?" and we had a nice conversation, definitely not a difficult interview. She liked me enough to ask me where I wanted to work and what position I wanted, which was really nice! Overall, it was a long process but definitely worth it.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why Disney?" was basically the whole interview, other than maybe asking about a few things on my resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited off of Linkedin by Walt Disney World Resorts. My initial interview was with a recruiter which went ok. Since this was a technical position, I assume they are just making sure you can clearly describe what you do.

    Next I spoke with the hiring manager in a 30-60 minute telephone interview. The conversation was very good, the manager was pleasant. He asked more details about system administration and what I am looking for in a job and then gave details about his team and projects.

    The third interview was a online video interview that lasted 2 hours. I was asked very detailed technical questions about items on my resume. They were making sure I could do the tasks I placed on my resume.

    The fourth interview was on site in Orlando, which they paid for me to attend. It was not technical at all, much more personality and situation. The hiring manager and directory were very nice and we talked about the position and the types of projects they were looking to accomplish. I also interviewed with a mid-level manager who was very proud of himself. I did not care for him.

    I did receive an offer, however Disney did not offer any more money or benefits that I already was making. They offered $10K less than I said I was looking to make in the very first HR screen interview. The position required a relocation and their relocation benefits were terrible. Basically Disney makes an offer and then they expect you to accept it on their terms. They did not negotiate on salary, vacation, or relocation. In the end I turned down the job because I was not going to lose thousands of dollars for the privilege of working for Disney.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to maintain a mainframe   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because they didn't offer me any more money or benefits than I already make. They refused to negotiate and was shocked that I attempted to do so. After about a month of trying to negotiate, I declined the position. I figured that if this company was so hard nosed on the front end of the job, that working for them would eventually become a nightmare.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Attractions Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    I did the Disney College Program in Spring 2014. I applied and got invited to take the Web-Based Interview within two hours. The WBI was basically a survey that asked about personality traits and your commitment to safety and the workplace. Answer these questions truthfully and put extreme answers (Agree/Strongly Agree or Disagree/Strongly Disagree). Try to avoid neutral or undecided answers as it doesn't reveal much about your work ethics. Upon successful completion of the WBI, (you will find out immediately upon submission) you will be prompted to schedule a phone interview. Be sure you are home in a quiet environment when taking this and be prepared at least 30-45 minutes prior to your scheduled time, as my recruiter called me 20 minutes early. She asked basic work questions such as whether or not you are receptive to the pay, standing for prolonged periods, are able to lift heavy items, standing in the heat outdoors, etc. After the interview, it can take anywhere from a couple days to three weeks to hear a response as to whether you got hired, denied, or postponed on your acceptance.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in an emergency situation?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandise Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Smile and hold the conversation. There are no questions that grill you on knowledge. The recruiter just needs to feel comfortable that you can engage people, be friendly, and above all, smile!

    Interview Questions
    • I've found four locations at each of the theme parks, which one do you prefer?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was unorganized from the get go - my recruiter completely scheduled my interviews on the wrong day, and it took over 6 months for them to get back to me - hiring process was way too long.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions asked - anyone with a simple knowledge of HTTP processes and architecture would have no problem with interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, not even when I received a counter offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cast Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online for an hourly position and received an invitation to take a personality test a few days later. Immediately after the test I was informed that I passed and got to schedule my in-person interview.

    During the interview we went over my resume and job descriptions, and a few questions about why I wanted to work for the company and why I think I'd be a good fit. We took a break and then my recruiter gave me job descriptions for two positions that I might do well in, and to pick a preference. I was waitlisted for up to six months because there weren't any spots available, but contacted a week later for my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Call Center Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a pleasant experience in a very relaxing atmosphere. The phone testing was not very difficult. Everyone was pleasant as expected. After testing there was an interview with team leader and trainer. Also met with a manager and person that has position I applied for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disney College Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Web based interview for your skills and personality. Want to see if you are a good team member and work well with different personalities
    Phone Interview that was easy about 20 minutes. Ask if you've lived with others and how you handle it when you don't get along with roommates or members of your work team
    Helps to smile on the phone - upbeat company that wants to hire a upbeat personality.

    Interview Questions
    • How would I react to a customer waiting while other cast members stood by not paying attention.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Attractions Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    The process was very easy, I had to go to the casting center, wait in a lobby for 10-15 mins and got called back to an office. The questions were very simple just telling me about the position and the duties required.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to clean restrooms?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was told they would put me on a waitlist and as soon as a position opened they would call me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Atrractions Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Once you complete the application, there is an initial online interview in which you just have to answer a few basic questions honestly that assess your personality . Once you do that, you will receive an email stating whether or not you have been chosen to move on to an in-person interview. If chosen, you are then giver a weeks time to set up an interview which a time slot can be chosen online. All interview take place at the Disney Casting Center. During the interview I was asked probably less that 10 questions. Mainly, am I comfortable speaking in front of crowds, standing for long periods of time, comfortable with heights, do I know what is the most important thing when it comes to attractions (safety), and do I have reliable transportation.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, there were no difficult questions. Probably the easiest interview I've had in my life. If you have good energy, smile a lot, and seem to have good work ethic, then you will get the job. Disney likes their employees to have vibrant personalities so if you show that in the interview then you will most likely get the job.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lived 3 hours away at the time and the move did not work out in time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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