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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
1,225 Reviews
3.7
1,225 Reviews
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Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman and CEO Thomas Staggs
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers great benefits which include free admission to Disneyland anytime (in 99 reviews)

  • There was a strong community spirit among cast members I've never experienced elsewhere (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Senority of older cast members can make advancing difficult and take to long (in 73 reviews)

  • Transition to full time: expectation is to work long hours for lower than market avg (in 70 reviews)

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104 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Not the best choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture and history.

    Cons

    Perks and pay don't coincide with the demands of upper level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Free entry
    Meeting new people
    Diverse group of people

    Cons

    Management
    Lack of communication
    High school all over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between cast members would be nice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A Magical Learning Experience I would not do again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Magic and prestige of working for the Happiest company on earth, Free entrance to Parks, and other perks

    Cons

    Work Life balance, Time Off Policies, Extremely Political, No Merit based advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Disney I left was not the same company I hired into; bring back the magic and joy of the employees and the rest will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Park and health benefits are great!

    Cons

    Good ol' Boys Club that only wants "Yes" men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    College Partnership Program - Janitor

    Former Employee - Showkeeper in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Showkeeper in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The good part about working at a Disney Park is that you get to meet people from all over the world every time you come to work and go to all parks for free on your days off (water parks we still had to pay 1/2 price).

    Cons

    It was incredibly hot most days, involved lots of outdoor work and initial training was highly boring and consisted of long videos. The work uniforms are horrendously bad, and there is a mini-society of workers in Disney which is like a pyramid system. The workers who are characters are at the top, the puppeteers are down a notch, area managers are third, and regular janitors/venders/merchandise workers are at the bottom. Others were "too cool" to hang out with us many times. Also, the company does nothing to keep workers from displaying overtly inappropriate sexual behavior while on the clock. I was really tired of seeing it. So long as workers hid from the people who were guests in the park (around a corner, in an alleyway, behind a building) they could make out with each other, or fondle one another and it was pretty much disgusting and unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your policy about public displays of affection or enforce the policies you have. Definitely think about getting different uniforms for your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible treatment to College Students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disney College Program in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Disney College Program in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Able to go to the parks for free, Helped with resume

    Cons

    terrible pay, terrible hours, terrible housing, terrible treatment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    free food from the cafe

    Cons

    hot weather at the park

  9.  

    Poor Pay, easy job and great chance to meet international people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Good chance to meet people from across the world
    - Easy job
    - Great chance to get a suntan
    - Can talk to some interesting customers, so long as you keep your 'Disney' smile

    Cons

    - No holidays if you're on a work programme
    - Poor pay
    - No flexibility in management
    - Poor structure for working, you can basically take 2.5 days off sick each month with nothing said

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Blah

    Former Employee - Security in Bay Lake, Orange, FL
    Former Employee - Security in Bay Lake, Orange, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tickets and guests are great.

    Cons

    All security castmembers are jerks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your hard workers!

  11.  

    Contract Data Controller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location to go to work. - Heck, its an amusement park.

    Cons

    A growing majority of positions are moving towards contractor employment for limited terms. If you take a position as a contractor at Disney, save your pay and leave time to find another job after they dismiss you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication lines to the workers. Hiding a department head in California does not give access to his working team in Florida, Paris or Tokyo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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