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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews in Anaheim, CA

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,248 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers great benefits which include free admission to Disneyland anytime (in 99 reviews)

  • There was a strong community spirit among cast members I've never experienced elsewhere (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Senority of older cast members can make advancing difficult and take to long (in 73 reviews)

  • Transition to full time: expectation is to work long hours for lower than market avg (in 70 reviews)

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  1.  

    Greatest place to work on Earth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are probably the best thing about this place. The people are also really great, management is awesome, and they're work with your school schedule

    Cons

    Guests can be a pain sometimes, but it's not a deal breaker. There are bad guests anywhere you work. The schedulers here can suck a lot of the time (giving you shifts in areas you're not trained), however the mangers also deal with the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The check-in benefits are the best (16 check-ins per year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice people, average pay for part timers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Prep in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Food Prep in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Generally most people are friendly, the park is clean, they have high standards of doing things.

    Cons

    High standards means they will enforce them so any little mistake will be commented on depending on your boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Perks are amazing 16 free visits throughout the year for 3 people, more if you have dependents. 20% discount for all cast members anywhere except the smaller vending carts. Company D is Disney's employee store. During summer and the holiday time you get an extra ticket to go into the park without any restrictions or block outs. You also receive a holiday coupon book with 50% of places in merchandise, and food,free popcorn or drink.

    Cons

    the pay sucks, and the drive is horrible. Parking takes to long sometimes, costumes are not always the greatest. Takes forever to get through when you forget you're badge its a long process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Its a fun part time job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The cast(Co workers) make this place bearable! The guests can sometimes make your day alot better and you can meet a lot of interesting people. A lot of opportunities to move up in the company and get a lot of hours if you are a part time cast member.

    Cons

    The people suck. The management team sucks. Pay is really low also prepare to have no social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work better with the cast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Place; Difficult to Move Up w/o Networking Skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most satisfying employers from the perspective of being able to make guests happy by doing simple little tasks that are a part of your job. A lot of really great people to make friends with too. The point system can be a Pro occasionally too. Four Keys cards and Guest Compliments can be flattering too.

    Cons

    No matter how educated you might be, moving up is probably 50% networking and social skills (and probably 30% points on your record card, 10% education, and 10% luck). If you have a Master's degree in engineering, you'll still be loading people onto Splash Mountain if you can't network and you've got 20 points on your record, even if you're resume is more impressive than your competition. And while they're flattering, Four Keys cards and Guest Compliments seem to have no weight on your record compared to your point total; a CM with 0 points and no Four Keys' or GCs is still considered by most managers to be a better Cast Member than one with 20 Four Keys' and 5 GCs if the latter has 15 points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although it won't happen, the point system should be weighted; the more often you're scheduled, the more opportunities you have to accumulate points. As a result, CM's scheduled more often are going to rack up more points than those who are rarely scheduled since they have so few chances to even get points. Rather than a cumulative total, consider a rate metric, such a points per hours scheduled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Free entry
    Meeting new people
    Diverse group of people

    Cons

    Management
    Lack of communication
    High school all over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between cast members would be nice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company to work for at the corporate level. Great benefits with very talented people.

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

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to work at a place where people are committed to making a great experience for our guests. Most Cast Members are very talented and passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    The pay can be lower than other top performing companies. Difficult to advance due to low turnover. More red tape due to size of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to develop Cast Members career paths and create opportunities to advance. Help assist in their personal goals and aspirations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Waste of over one year of my life. The Walmart of theme parks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Club 33 Back of House Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Club 33 Back of House Lead in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free entry any day except a few high traffic days.

    Cons

    Low pay. Impossible to get full time. Varying hours and shifts. They want 100% and give you 0%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward HARD workers instead of lazy long time cast members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parade Drummer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Parade Drummer in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits which include free admission to Disneyland anytime!

    Cons

    The company is always going through changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the high standards, and maybe add more full-time opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was great!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Program in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - College Program in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was amazing, I enjoyed seeing so many happy faces everyday. Also the pay was decent enough. I don't have too many complaints.

    Cons

    My only problem is that the managers were occasionally difficult to deal with, though I usually don't have a problem with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your attitude, come on it's the happiest place on earth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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