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Walt Disney Company Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Group Sales Professional Intern Interview

Group Sales Professional Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online to about 20 different professional internships. Was contacted two days later to set up an HR phone screen which consisted of very standard interview questions. Was contacted about a month and a half later for individual interviews with hiring managers. The Group Sales interview was also fairly standard and was very much focused on what I had done in my previous job. The hiring managers were great - we laughed a lot and it was very laid back. Received a formal offer the day after the interview, but was told I had the job moments after the interview. I don't believe this happens often so don't expect to hear back so quickly!

Interview Question – Asked question about a photo on my Facebook page.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as it's an internship.

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Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Walt Disney Company.

Interview Details – Found the job posting online, first got a screening phone call from the HR department, and eventually went in for an interview. Everyone was friendly, but there was a small research exercise with questions that caught me off guard. It was a good experience overall since there was no difficult questions, and the manager and supervisor that joined the interview were both nice people with easy going questions.

Interview Question – Didn't really ask any difficult questions, they asked mostly the general behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst

Interviewed at Walt Disney Company

Interview Details – The interview process is extremely long. It can take months from the initial submission of your resume to your actual first day of work. There are generally multiple rounds of interviews. In my case, between each round of interviews 2-3 weeks went by. So it often feels like you aren't making progress, when in fact you are.

Interview Question – I was transitioning into a new functional area so the most difficult question for me was why I would be a good fit given that my background was different from what I was applying to.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There's not much room to negotiate since salaries as set by a corporate compensation team to stay within a narrow range based on the title of the position.

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Cook for International Food & Wine Festival Interview

Cook for International Food & Wine Festival
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in September 2013.

Interview Details – Disney visited the campus of my Orlando culinary college on a recruiting mission for the upcoming International Food & Wine Festival being held at Epcot. It was suggested by the chef instructors this would not only be excellent experience, but would look very good on our resume or portfolio. I applied online and was called the next day for an interview. The culinary human resources person was very professional, accommodating and eager to hear what my career goals were in this field.

Interview Question – Industry specific questions such as identifying different types of knife cuts, food groups etc. Name three types of greens.   Answer Question

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Technical Specialist Interview

Technical Specialist
Lake Buena Vista, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in August 2009.

Interview Details – Fortunately, I was interviewed by the department manager, who was a good man, with a focus on what I was looking for as a member of his department. However, he was fired with no explanation given. (Not unusual in Disney's IT division.)

Interview Question – "How much do you expect to be paid? Be very specific with a dollar figure."   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Difficult - the interviewer's response was a simple yes-no to the figure you proposed.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Server Interview

Server
Lake Buena Vista, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in May 2009.

Interview Details – Meet with casting, but never sit with a manager to be interviewed

Interview Question – have you ever served before   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Sourcing Specialist II Interview

Sourcing Specialist II
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in August 2013.

Interview Details – At least 3 rounds. First is screening by HR. Second is a phone interview with Hiring Manager, and third is a few other managers who would interview.

Interview Question – How do you know if a price you pay is fair or competitive if there are no alternative sources?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

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Clerk Interview

Clerk
Tampa, FL

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Walt Disney Company in July 2012.

Interview Details – was awful the person interviewing never had interview before, they will give anyone a job, no interview process.

Interview Question – what do you think of me   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – not very professional, they would hire anyone that can sign their name

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No Offer

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Disneyland Resort Health and Safety Internship Interview

Disneyland Resort Health and Safety Internship

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Walt Disney Company.

Interview Details – I applied for the position months ago and didn't hear anything for a while. Fortunately, I was asked to have a phone interview for the position. I had a single phone interview with a Disney HR person. Questions that were asked me included: "Why are you interested in a Disney Professional Internship" "Talk about a difficult interaction you had with a coworker and how was it resolved" and "What are important qualities of a leader" I was then able to ask questions to the HR representative. The interview took about 25 minutes.

Interview Question – How do your skills fit with this specific internship?   Answer Question

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Professional Intern - Engineering Interview

Professional Intern - Engineering

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Walt Disney Company.

Interview Details – Got a call a few days after applying asking to set up a phone interview for a few days later. The interviewer was with HR, no one directly involved in the position. Asked general, non-technical, behavioral questions. "Why Disney?", "Tell me about a time you had to lead.", etc. About six of those questions in total. Then ended with logistical confirmations such as whether you could transport yourself to the job location if hired, etc. Let me know that she wasn't sure if the hiring manager was going to do further interviews or if they would hire based on these interviews, which seemed odd to me as this is different than what others have said on here. Said someone would let me know in 2-3 weeks, it's been 4 and haven't heard anything, so who knows?

Interview Question – If you were leading a team, how would you organize it?   Answer Question

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