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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
1,172 Reviews
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1,172 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.  

    Decent job, mostly good people

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had good projects and solid teams, enjoyed going to work

    Cons

    Office politics, as with most places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Extremely good benefits.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Intern in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful team and they are so enthusiastic about what they do, it is almost contagious! Get to learn a lot and solve new challenges everyday. Plus the perks are great: office parties, park tickets, movie screenings and more...

    Cons

    No onboarding for new recruits/interns. Intern project work is not planned, you come and jump right into what everyone else is working on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great!!

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    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 an 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
  6.  

    Creating the magic!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Enthusiasm of fellow Disney fanatics.
    -Excellent benefits like free park access including passes for friends and family.
    -Working at one of the happiest places on Earth.
    -Learning a true standard of work ethics and behavior.

    Cons

    I worked as a DCP intern so they were decent about my scheduling but I've head from others that they can expect you to come whenever they need you. Which can be a good and bad thing. Good if you want more hours and more money. Bad if they start to expect you to work nonstop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being kind and supportive to your employees. Don't let Debbie Downers and bullies be mean to other employees. Most of my coworkers were happy, hardworking people but some had lost their enthusiasm for creating magic.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I want to go back!

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    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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training was extensive and got me well prepared for my role. I felt like I had a lot of leadership working here. You learn to be independent while working with a large group of Cast Members. Your expectations grow greatly for other employers and places of business in general

    Cons

    Sometimes it was difficult to agree with changes in management and hard to voice your opinion. Also, most part time positions are also working 5 days a week minimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Exciting, Fast Paced Learning Environment

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for parks and resorts is a really exciting and challenging place to be. Fellow cast members are very open and friendly, they are always willing to help you learn and grow in the company. You are always moving and on your feet, it's a great place to be if you enjoy helping others.

    Cons

    It's difficult to move up in the company. Since all of the work hours are based on seniority, it's very hard to get into the workplace and show your skills to be able to move up. With seniority based work hours, it is definitely not a job you can depend on full time, unless you are hired full time which takes approximately 3 years after part time experience depending on your resort department. It serves as a great second job until you can move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Job for school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allows the opportunity to go to school and work without killing yourself. The Vacation Planner role is the best role in the park. You sit in an air condition room and sale tickets

    Cons

    Tons of rules, you have an allowance of points before you let go. You have to make sure you get there early so you can be bused into the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing you can do, the company is too big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ODV Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of hours, free passes

    Cons

    The commute, even if you live close. It still states about 45 mins to park in k lot, get in the tram, and walk to your location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great position that gives you opportunity to connect with area managers. Not a good position to move up in the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great group of co workers - lots of eating choices - great way to get your exercise going between meetings - OK retirement benefits

    Cons

    Parking sucks - you work while others play - compensation is below market - lots of people that sit around and collect a paycheck - feels like I am in high school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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