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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
818 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Well oil machine

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    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
  3.  

    Great Experience-- learned a lot.

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    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
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    Payroll Associate

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    Former Employee - PAYROLL Associate in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - PAYROLL Associate in Celebration, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Disengaging work environment. Managers and supervisors weren't very friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fun and Exciting at first, lack of fair advancement upsetting

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    Current Employee - Recreation-Slide Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Recreation-Slide Operator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great perks as mentioned in previous reviews, meet lifelong friends from across the globe.

    Cons

    Very low pay, advancement opportunities seem unfair, mandatory OT, and just generally treated not well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology - IT - Depressing

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IT in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IT in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance is priceless. Overall leadership understands the need for work/life balance. Health benefits are still the best around. Salaries are competitive but not leading the way.

    Cons

    The Technology team is currently going through a poorly executed transition that includes a significant play with "managed resources" aka: Offshore support. Since the transformation was so poorly executed, morale is at its lowest in years, productivity is down. The almost 1000 IT Team members still have no clear direction. New leadership has been brought in with no earthly conception of Disney's brand, nor do they really care. Employees (Cast) have been DE-branded to the point that great talent is looking to leave. The off-shoring of technical jobs has reached new highs to the point the cast have no respect for the company any longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the most Senior Management. Time for them to open their eyes to the dismantling of the technology organization and stop shipping jobs to India. Take a look at the most recent Cast Survey results and ask questions and don't take excuses. Check morale and actual results and not disguised numbers that look good. Encourage CIO leadership to embrace Disney culture and leverage the talent within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love

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    Former Employee - Park Greeter in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Park Greeter in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are so nice
    Perks - Park admission/discounts

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Long hours
    Pay is low

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    xyz

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    good salary, free entry to parks

    Cons

    bad employees, no personal time given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give personal care

  10.  

    Good company and people to work with. Stay below the VP level for security otherwise watch your back.

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All the companies under Disney are exciting. Parks, stores, ESPN, Marvel, etc.

    Salary is OK but a great resume builder. Good perks depending on the business unit your in.

    Cons

    Poor HR function. They really don't care. no cross training so if you want to move to another department of division you are on your own. Pay is just OK as most people use Disney as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very good experience, but hard to get promoted. good company overall, learned a lot of things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    I love to work there, training is good, benefit is very good too. free admission with three other friends, 20% discount with buying staff in the park.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted, some managers are not really care about the bottom line stuffs. but some are really good.

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