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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
822 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs (in 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    "Magic" includes a lot of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's Disney. The brand and brands within are very motivational and there is a ton of pride working on such beloved titles and characters. You work with some amazingly talented people and great teams are formed with that talent and coming to work with those people is a treat, a challenge and rewarding.

    Cons

    Politics. Career climbers and "layoff season". Some people excel at Disney and others suffer from the constant threat of layoffs and turnover from change of direction in business strategies. You work hard and strive to move ahead, but all the sudden your boss is gone and a new face who knows nothing about your abilities and brings in their own trusted hands often pushes people either to try again next year or move on out of frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that cast members who survive "layoff season" and re-orgs don't have their careers stunted due to the politics decided above. "Retaining talent" is just a motto and not really promoted across the board. To many talented people walk out the door from frustration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Seniority rules all but in the end pros outweigh the cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park
    Large discounts on Disney property
    Discounts throughout the U.S.
    Lots of customer interaction
    Costumes get washed for you
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    If you do not have seniority you get no respect
    It is hard to get a schedule that you want
    Park hours can make for long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to climb the seniority latter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Account coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Paceful environment and work place

    Cons

    Overworked most times but balanced

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I've worked at Disney for 4 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Its a comfortable place to work at with tons of hours

    Cons

    Have to know people to move up in the company, work six days, pay not much

  8.  

    Great Experience-- learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, great experience and exposure to cool things

    Cons

    Leadership is completely detached from lower ranks. Politics override quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Well oil machine

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A very well oiled machine. They look after their employees with lots of perks , training opportunities. Work life balance is good except when a production is in full swing then be ready to put in a lot of over time.

    Cons

    Management run the studio and seem to protect their own during layoffs. There is always a divide between creative and management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to develop your career if you really want it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very fair system of scheduling and working. Managers are committed to your development.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer from one location to another or to most desired location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your cast members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work overall.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable pay. A challenging work environment.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. This place eats managers for lunch so the vision/plan at the group level is always changing. The review system is just a box to be checked by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the review process work both ways, some of the managers are truly awful and need a lot more guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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