Walt Disney Company Interview Questions in Burbank, CA

Updated Jul 11, 2015
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    Media Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was a drawn out process. I applied in December 2014 and didn't hear anything back until late May 2015. The process was straightforward once it happened. The interview format consisted of the typical (questionnaire, phone interview, in person). I had two phone interviews. The first phone interview was with the recruiter and she was very thorough. She was very nice and told me about the position and what to expect. I then interviewed over the phone with the hiring manager, who at first appeared very nice, but as the conversation went on he became very brash. I asked him questions about the position and others after he interviewed me such as what is the most rewarding part of working at Disney, and the most challenging. I think interviewers of all levels forget that us candidates are also interviewing the company at the same time they are interviewing us. I could tell he was offended at the questions I asked, as we didn't speak too much after I asked those questions and his responses weren't thought out or crisp. I still love Disney and what it stands for despite the negative experience with the hiring manager for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? Tell me about your background. What is your favorite Disney character and why? Do you feel you are overqualified for the job? Tell me about a time when you worked on a project and was challenged by it. How do you handle working in a fast paced environment?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    You have to apply online and then if you are qualified a recruiter will call. There is a short phone interview where the recruiter decides to submit you to the hiring department or not. Then wait for department to call.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interacting with each cast member at Disney has been a pleasurable experience. They are incredibly welcoming and have the upmost interest in your career path. From what I have experienced, working at Disney would be an incredible experience especially if you can gain a global position within the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Disney? Can you explain your leadership skills?   Answer Question
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    ProcurementMBA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Had an initial phone screening, followed by an interview by a procurement manager. Filled out initial application online and the process has been smooth, no timelines have been presented with more information to come.

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA).

    Interview

    Strangest interviews I've ever experienced. First interviewed via phone with dept head who talked most of the hour-long "interview." Before the call ended he said they would call me for the next step. Went to Burbank for in-person interview. The surroundings are very quiet, hot, no one walking around, not friendly - not like one would expect for this particular company. During the next interview, the same person said all of the same stuff he said in the first interview. He had NO questions for me. It was up to me to interject why I was a fit, ask questions. When the interview ended I asked if he had any concerns about my ability to do the job and he said no. Then I didn't get the job. I wasn't even the slightest bit disappointed because it was so strange.

    Interview Questions

    • They never asked me any questions. They do use a bicycle analogy to explain how their team is set up and they use this analogy over and over and over.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA).

    Interview

    I interviewed for a position in the Disney ABC Group. I applied on the Careers site and heard back from a recruiter the next day. A recruiter scheduled an interview with me and it was a short interview on the phone. He asked questions about my resume, work experience and fit with the company. A different recruiter contacted me after my first interview to schedule a video interview (was not in the area) with the director of the department. I believe there was not a manager at the time. The interviewer was 15 minutes late because he did not realize the interview was via video. He was very outgoing, and asked a few questions about myself. He kind of came out as a little stuck up, as he hardly asked me any questions. He mostly asked me to ask him questions and I didn't get very much information about the job. During my interview some one in his office also interrupted the interview and he actually made me wait while he talked to the person who came in. It was a bit unprofessional in that regards. The interview overall was okay though, I wasn't sure if I got the position or not. I did not find out how I did on my interview/no feedback. I found out on Disney careers that I did not get the position.

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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring process was pretty basic. they called me and talked to me on the phone for a while. not many relevant questions. then after about a week i got a call that they wanted to schedule a bunch of interviews in one day. they asked me if the time was ok and i asked if we could move it earlier but they said no. so they really just wanted me to come in when they said to come in.

    Interview Questions

    • they asked the typical work questions. but then they asked why do you like what you do.   Answer Question
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    Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I went through several rounds of interviews in Burbank and everything was seemingly going very well. My last interview was MONTHS ago and no one bothered to respond to my follow ups. It's heartbreaking to interview with your dream company and then to wait around for months hoping someone will call. We put a significant amount of time into interviews and risk our current jobs only to be ignored in the end. The least Disney could do is provide applicants with the closure they deserve.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview then on-site interview with HR person, peer within department and boss. Next round is with senior persons within department and the manager who will be a direct report to this position.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA).

    Interview

    2 phone interviews (first with recruiter about basic skills, 2nd with hiring manager --both 30 minutes and neither really difficult. Just asked: "why disney?" and skills related to job. then 2 in-person interview (first interview - two 30 minutes interviews with senior managers then 1 hour panel interview; second interview - 30 minutes with VP).

    Interview Questions

    • Very easy overall, nothing too technical or really about the job. Just asked general questions about experiences and "give me a time when you had to come up with a solution after looking at data?"   Answer Question
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