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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews

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83 Reviews
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Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman and CEO Thomas Staggs
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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.  

    It is a great experience to further my knowledge in the restaurant business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    You receive respect from the people you work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the workplace

    Recommends
  2.  

    All depends on your personality

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    Current Employee - Outdoor Foods in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Outdoor Foods in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    -MANY opportunities for advanced positions.
    -Many good employees to work with
    -Variety of jobs to do
    -Kept busy often
    -Days off are easy to obtain(for the most part)
    -They may ask you to leave early but the majority of the time, they will not force you to leave.

    Cons

    -Low pay for often very difficult work
    -Scheduling is often VERY difficult to work out
    -Very haphazard work hours
    -Sometimes 4-hour shifts
    -Management does not understand the complexities of the things they often ask you to do.
    -Often ridiculous rules make things more difficult for not just the cast member, but the guest as well.....and not for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make a concerted effort be considerate of cast members and assess deeply what rules you impose on cast members. And do not get mad when things don't go the way you want when you just made things 3x's as difficult

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a learning experience and showed where I don't want to be

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    Former Employee - Cook II in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cook II in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Perks, free admission if you have the time. Discounts on housing, merchandise, food. Notoriety.

    Cons

    Not alot of free time. Advancement opportunities are there but hard to attain given the sheer volume of employees. Must enjoy Disney and job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in interacting with employees, get to know them, understand them, disney is about family on and off stage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Disney Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    -Great college internship
    -Free park admission
    - Discount on merchandise and Disney hotels

    Cons

    -Low pay, must work overtime to make money
    -It can be hard to move up if you don't know the right people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop accepting as many college program interns, so there can be more full time job available.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your best Day at work is my worst, thats how good it is to work here.

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    Current Employee - Photo Pass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Photo Pass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    I get to make magic every day and feel I make a difference in the lives of our guests. It has its hard days like any job, but overall I get to have fun at work.

    Cons

    Its hard to get the same answer from two managers. Many cast members feel like a replaceable cog and eventually get burnt out after a few years. I have also seen several very talented cast members overlooked for promotion for less qualified cast members.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What a fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great culture. Amazing experiences.

    Cons

    Busy schedule. 24/7 opperation and availability.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun Job for College Students

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    Former Employee - Character Performer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Character Performer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    - Fun place to work.
    - Great pay and benefits for an hourly job.
    - In general, the company offers a great culture to be a part of.

    Cons

    - The type of work (i.e character work) can be challenging (i.e. weather can make the work uncomfortable, etc.
    - Sometimes, you must work long schedules (even though you do get paid overtime for doing so under certain circumstances).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general, you run a great organization. I would definitely work for the company again, as I felt that the company both respects and values their workforce. It was a great culture, and it was a great experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great staff and management their

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    Current Employee - Front Desk in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    great way to meet people, upscale work environment, treated well and given the chance to obtain responsibility. always in the

    Cons

    its a very large company and at disney land resort and parks its easy to see that they are big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher everyone based on their interview and make sure they are prepared for their interview or don't hire them yet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here is okay, needs more room for advancement

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

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    great people on teams, collaborative, innovative

    Cons

    people are promoted not by merit but by knowing the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your best employees to promotions before they leave.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandise in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Opportunities to move across lines of business
    Opportunity for growth
    Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Sometimes lackluster salaries compared with some external roles

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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