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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
217 Reviews
3.8
217 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.  

    I am in the College Program in Attractions and it's amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Program - Attractions in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - College Program - Attractions in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    You have access to enter the park for free on your off days and we get discounts.

    Cons

    I currently don't have any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, diverse environment.

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

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Great benefits that no other company could match.

    Cons

    Very low pay for the type of work done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    You work while others play.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Relations Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Relations Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    The Resort has numerous benefits; free park admission (with very few blackout dates), Admission for family (16 days a year), Cast Member recognition events, education reimbursement (full-time), and of course you meet a lot of great people. This company also has taught me a great deal of discipline, being late is not acceptable.

    Cons

    Like I said above, you work while others play. Your social life often consists of your Disney family, your family and friends outside of Disney will have a hard time understanding that. You will be working on holidays and the weekends and for low pay. Pay depends on the department you're hiring into and whether you will join a union or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my current situation I am in high demand, therefore getting time off around certain times during the year is very difficult. We are not able to book vacations in advance because we have to wait for time off approval. We either book our vacation to get a cheaper price and hope we get the time off, or wait to see if it's approved and end up paying a high price for booking later.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Host in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Host in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Free Admission, Tons of Friends made, You work at a theme park

    Cons

    Management, little to know growth in role, drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE. CAST MEMBERS CAN NOT GET BY ON WHAT YOU PAY.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greatest place to work on Earth

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    • 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
  7.  

    It was fun at the time and I made some amazing life-long friends.

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Flexible schedules so you can go to school. Fun perks like getting into the park for free. Get to meet lots of people from all over the world.

    Cons

    They have ridiculous rules about physical appearance. Managment can be cliquey. And I've heard that they don't do as many extra events for cast members when I was working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Custodial

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    Current Employee - Custodial in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Custodial in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    The interviewer was a very nice person. Made you feel welcome.

    Cons

    Everything is seniority based to prepare to work weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice people, average pay for part timers.

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    • 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
  10.  

    cashier

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    • 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
  11.  

    Its a fun part time job.

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    • 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

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