Walt Disney Company
3.7 of 5 661 reviews
www.disney.com Burbank, CA 5000+ Employees

Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.7 661 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe work atmosphere is always fun

    Consthe salary might not be very consistant with industry

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

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    slide operator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis a very fun job. Fun to talk to guest from different parts of the world. Awesome getting to enjoy the park as a guest for free.

    ConsSummer is not so fun because the sun is too hot you might just melt, pay is not very good like 8.15 per hour but yes its a good job to start with to just put your foot on the door

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more water fans at every slide op stand, help then enjoy the work they are doing without worying about the sun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disney Days

    Entertainment Character Host (Current Employee)
    Anaheim, CA

    Prosatmosphere, leadership, perks, friendships, time-off policies, guest service

    Consguest relations, commute, guests, pay, hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

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

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    Overall good company and benefits; many different positions and ability to move up.

    Custodial (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThere are many different roles and skills to be gained. Also decent benefits including relatively good healthcare.

    ConsWith such a large company it is easy to feel non-important and can easily make you go unseen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a magical place that sadly doesn't pay enough

    Lobby Concierge/Cashier (Current Employee)
    Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsI truly enjoy my job. There are some great perks too, like almost unlimited free admission to the Disney parks for yourself and a limited number of free admission passes to get family/friends in. You also get discounts on merchandise, food, resort stays, and cruises. I moved up pretty quickly my first two years with the company but then I pretty much plateaued because they company wasn't holding anymore of the training courses I needed in order to get promoted. The health coverage options are really great too.

    ConsYou work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays and the pay is barely enough to get by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery manager I ever had was great and very supportive of their cast members (employees).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyone thinks they're the next Walt Disney and will step on everyone to get ahead.

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsHealth benefits and educational reimbursement.

    ConsCulture and difficult senior management. Everything has to be blessed by at least four or more people, including people who have no seniority or expertise in what you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to set the example for collaboration and team work and then enforce it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great perks, little advancement

    Senior Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsExtremely family-friendly, good benefits, many perks, like tics to advance screenings, entry passes to Disneyland, and discounts on other Disney experiences.

    ConsMany perks don't mean a lot if you don't have a family. Raises are small unless you get a promotion, and promotions are few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take your loyal employees for granted.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to learn and grow as an individual

    ConsLack of advancement opportunity as it is based upon years of service and not quality of work provided.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very political and favoritism throughout the organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeeing how things are done and created behind the scenes

    ConsLow pay and nobody notices you unless you make a mistake.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more visible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company....not so great pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the atmosphere. Very friendly, and makes you feel like you're in a totally different world. Employee benefits are great

    ConsPay. Some of the casting directors make it difficult to move up/transfer to other departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome cast members would really like to grow with the company, but sometimes the leaders that are over you aren't very helpful in finding ways to do so

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

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