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Disney Studios Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Disney Studios – Burbank – “Studio Lot Water Tower”

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3.5 71 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Disney Studios Chairman & CEO Robert A. Iger

Robert A. Iger

(19 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good hours, good benefits, they take care of you(in 7 reviews)

  • Part of a great tradition and a great brand(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries not on par with leading CPG companies, competitive work environment, long hours(in 6 reviews)

  • There seems to be a lot of "office politics" going on(in 4 reviews)

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    Fast Paced, Non-Stop, Intense but Fun

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany interesting projects, opportunity to rise, lots of office parties.

    ConsThe atmosphere can be very tense when deadlines are coming down to the wire, or films are doing poorly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Creative, Hard working environment

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsExcellent image to employees from benefits for family and hard-work, inspiring to be part of a creative team, Cohesiveness, team-building a must, benefits, theme park access. Always great to hear reactions from people who know you work for Disney.Great proximity to valley and westside.

    ConsTurnover, senior management changes, direction of video business, vs. theatrical. Current management and acquisitions of Marvel and LucasFilm create new opportunities, but some may lose jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience with real professional people

    Consultant (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsTV production company with a very strong brand

    Consneeded to be more involved in Alternative programming

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlternative programming is growing very quickly and they need to spend more resources on this area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, i had a great time at Disney over my nearly 20 years there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat brand to work on. Very proud of the work I did.
    Very smart people...best of the best.
    During Eisner's rein, priorities were clear.
    Motivating to do well.

    ConsEmployees were not always treated very well, or that they mattered. In the 1990's, you were made to feel completely dispensable.
    The studio had a bit of a secretive nature. Tough politics. Kill or be killed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "we create happiness"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsQuality product, Brand name, Global recognition

    ConsNo leadership program (high potentials, emerging leaders etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow true leadership and empower employees to develop both mentally and career wise

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, but stay focused on you.

    Manager (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsTraining and developement
    World class management
    Good project

    ConsPolitical enviroment
    constant fear of restructuring

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage true cooperation and collaboration

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    Great place to work.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsFantastic place in the studio. Relaxed, good benefits including silver pass ("unlimited" access to Disneyland with guests), good brand name.

    ConsNothing much against Disney itself. It's a great place. I however had the misfortune of working with a manager and only co-worker who were bullies and good friends. Didn't help that the requirements were vague whereas deadlines weren't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing really. I had the bad luck to work with two guys who were aggressive and good but they sometimes confused the problem with the people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good company to add some weight to your career and resume, but I am not sure if it is a place to stay for long.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsPrestige of the company can make your resume look good and good benefits and perks such as Silver Passes to its theme parks.

    ConsSalaries are inferior compared to other Forturn 100 companies; Management is not putting talented employees to the best use

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should give more opportunities to talented employees.

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    A great place to learn the film business

    Senior Business Planner (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat opportunity to work at a studio that's very thoughtful about how they finance their films and pay talent.

    ConsNot as much mobility within different groups at the Studio.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople in the current positions are very talented. Find a way to allow people to move around more within the studio to develop various skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing place ...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart creative people
    Believe in the dream of Disney

    Conspolitical place
    false sense of family / hours long / little recognition of what it takes

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff at least two or three layers lower than you about initiatives, & get their thoughts on a regular basis. Know their names.

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