Disney
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Updated Nov 10, 2013

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Pros:
  • "They treat employees well and they respect the work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Overall, great company which offers good benefits & experiences to its employees"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you do work frontline your hours can be terrible and not conducive for a work life balance"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Some divisions have limited growth opportunities, less of a work/life balance, and long hours"
    in 28 reviews
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The premiere entertainment company.

Communications (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at Disney full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStellar onboarding and frequent executive communication.

ConsLower pay for perks like free entrance to Disneyland.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Disney as a contractor for less than a year

ProsSince Orlando IT is big, lot of opportunities.

ConsLot of contractors, so less of development more of maintenance. Late hour work, so Work life balance is missing.

Advice to Senior ManagementSDLC should be followed to save money and time. Very few full time workers, Management is thinking only cost and putting lot of contractors who leave and put all maintenance to other new comers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great foundation for a career

Chef Assistant (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Disney full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDisney gave me tons of career experience that has been the foundation and of course tickets to the parks are great

ConsSometimes you do feel like just a number since there are so many employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MBA Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Disney as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat managers, laid-back work environment, a lot of flexibility with getting the job done, ability to work independently to solve problems or with a cross-functional team, exposure to senior management, a wide variety of problems to solve.

ConsWorkload was far too light, it was hard to feel like I was bringing value at times. Not enough feedback on projects from management. Disney doesn't have positions for their MBA interns until they have headcount available.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very fun place to work, awesome experience to work in a place I loved.

Photopass Photographer (Former Employee)
Anaheim, CA

I worked at Disney full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits (who says no to free admission to Disneyland/Walt Disney World), discounts on merchandise and food, you play where you work and work where you play

ConsThe point system is very unforgiving in Disneyland, Walt Disney World is much more forgiving as they don't weight them as high as Disneyland

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome a little more involved with your Cast Members, they look to you for help and answers. There were sometimes where the managers were more intimidating than helpful and you didn't want to go to them. Be proactive with Cast Members and see what you can do to help them thrive and succeed in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Disney full-time

ProsPositive people, relaxed work environment, great perks, significant upward mobility for high performing individuals, good work life balance

Conscan be very bureaucratic and slow moving when it comes to making decisions; not a lot of autonomy and many approval processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful Internship Opportunity

Disney College Program Intern (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Disney as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Meet people from all over the world
-Fun work environment and experience
-Opportunity to network and take classes

Cons-Low pay - no other negatives

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun when you are young

Fry Cook (Current Employee)
Anaheim, CA

I have been working at Disney part-time for more than 3 years

ProsBuilt in social life. School friendly.

ConsOdd, inconsistant hours. Traffic and parking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I worked at Disney part-time for more than a year

ProsAwesome place to work! Lot's of fun!

ConsNone. This is a great place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for with lots of opportunities for people that want to exceed

Merchandise Planner (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Disney full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat community of people
Lot's of job opportunities
Embraces diversity

ConsPay may not be as competitive as other companies

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it fun, reward good behavior and hard work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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