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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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3.7 671 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(430 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches(in 23 reviews)

  • The offices have a great work environment and positive, easy to get along with coworkers(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department(in 25 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job(in 36 reviews)

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    High Stress Low Pay

    Concierge (Former Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsYou do get to go into the Parks for free and get a discount on Disney Merchandise

    ConsTime off is based on seniority, long hours, poor communication, schedules are messed up all the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not enough pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfree tickets and discounts on merchandise

    Consstruggle to pay bills and survive

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

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    Terrible company.

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsNo pros I can think of.

    ConsWorst company you could ever imagine working for. I worked in a professional field and from day one was not provided mentoring or guidance one would expect from a company as big as Disney.

    I have worked for another Fortune 250 company prior to Disney and it was far superior. One major con is the fact the leaders criticize yet don't help you improve. The term "feedback is a gift" is regularly thrown around to sugar coat the constant berating by colleagues and leaders. If you are offered a job here, think long and hard before accepting. I can honestly say it was the worst professional experience of my life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect and develop them.

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

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    Visit the parks, but pass on working at Disney

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsIt is a well recognized brand. Free passes to the park for you and your family.

    ConsLow pay, long hours and obsolete technology means you will be very frustrated. The company embodies "group think" and so great ideas are squashed if a committee doesn't agree. Expect to be micromanaged as even Vice Presidents are involved in daily bug triage meetings. Very reactionary leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan ahead instead of reacting after the fact.
    Trust your team and delegate authority.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    someone once said- disney is penny smart but dollar stupid.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey'll tell you all you want to hear, promise you the world.

    ConsThey have no problem lying.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to people and be honest in your response. Its ok to say no.

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

     

    Non availability of work hours

    Housekeeper (Current Employee)

    ProsA Hawaiʻi Resort that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions in a quiet great area.

    ConsI'm applied for a full time job.
    I had been on call since 4 weeks and had not been given a single hour to work......

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, Poor Management, Strange Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsVery innovative, creative and extremely client focused

    ConsVery uncomfortable with the "culture", not for everyone. If you do not adapt completely it can be a difficult place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn a large organizations one size does not fit all. Care should be taken when evaluating people, skills and contributions. Audits and reviews are snapshots in time and not a true assessment of value to the company. Every circumstance is different.

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

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    NEVER work for this Company

    Executive Director Portfolio Management (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsLooks great on your resume

    ConsEveryday is a living hell in Mouswitz

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire your all powerful HR and hire a team of HR professionals who understand the term leadership

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

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    Stay away from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, great benefits and perks (free theme parks access, backstage tours, etc.), talented employees

    ConsThe leadership at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online (WDPRO) is the worst I've ever experienced. They are unorganized, egotistical, hypocritical, and out of touch. They've created a a toxic environment where everything is urgent and critical and subject to change at their whim. They have no concept of work-life balance. They firmly believe that everything will work out if they can just whip all of us moronic employees into delivering their grand visions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. You are running this organization into the ground and you are not qualified for your positions.

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

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    Shine and glitter on the outside, shitty company on the inside

    MBA Summer Associate (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThere is nothing good I can share about this company.

    ConsAs an MBA intern, I'd advise you to stay away from this company. They don't have a culture of internships, and don't know how to make interns feel welcome and at home.

    Their divisions are siloed and communication lines between them don't function. There is no way you can obtain the proper information to do your work if that information resides somewhere else than where you're working.

    The learning opportunities are limited at best, but I guess you can have the Disney brand on your resume. They have a revolving door, and most of their good people leave. So you get stuck with all the poor-performing employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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