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Disney Studios Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
76 Reviews
3.7
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good hours, good benefits, they take care of you (in 7 reviews)

  • Part of a great tradition and a great brand (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries not on par with leading CPG companies, competitive work environment, long hours (in 6 reviews)

  • There seems to be a lot of "office politics" going on (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - A large variety of exposure
    - Work with highly professional people
    - Work life is respectable
    - Near L.A. a great city which is the heart of the entertainment industry

    Cons

    - Not a lot of opportunity to transition from intern to full time
    - Pay is a little bit low
    - Was an internship, so did not get full exposure to business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are high, benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Union members are not able to get as many benefits as other employers. In this case being in a union has made my experience at Disney worse.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Studio review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney Studios

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, friendly employees. Long-term employees are proud to be a part of the organization. Benefits are good, and park passes are a big plus for families and children.

    Cons

    Very very political and dysfunction is wide spread, and sometimes encouraged even at the management level. Business units work in silos, and cross-collaboration is weak.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place trapped in budget restraints

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Associate in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Associate in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible attitude, if you need to take a day they are good about it, and the management are the best

    Cons

    Disney chooses not to hire you a full 40 hours so you get limited benefits even though you work every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a wonderful journey so far!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Studios

    Pros

    Great environment and supportive, collaborative team members. Agreed - long-term employees are proud to be a part of the organization.

    Cons

    It can be a little challenging to navigate the organization at times given how large it is. But it's nothing that some persistence cannot overcome.

  7.  

    A fast pace company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Host in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Security Host in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Disney Studios part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Security Department pays well.

    Cons

    Not many oppertunitys to become perminant.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time

    Pros

    compensation, benefits and executive privildges

    Cons

    none, not at this time.

  9.  

    The happiest place on earth (to work)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Studios

    Pros

    Fantastic organization, strong history and traditions. You feel the magic when you are on-site and the people are so engaging and willing to help guide you through your internship.

    Cons

    Not a lot of benefits! I thought we would be given full privilege to Disney benefits (park entrance, etc.) but I was mistaken.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Psychologically draining...with little mental stimulation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Disney season pass, free screenings, the product is interesting (ie movie titles)

    Cons

    - office politics are absurd. Everyone is backstabbing each other and in defense mode. No one takes responsibility for anything.
    - one for one ratio of manager to SFA which leads to micro managing
    - no flexibility or appreciation....it's not a work hard play hard environment. It's a work hard and keep working culture
    - not treated respectfully...will give you a project at 5 pm on a Friday and expect you to complete it before going home
    - job is super easy and you don't have to use your brain...basically a vacation (with political stress)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating your staff members and the work they do for you. They are people, not computers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Disney Studios

    Pros

    -you get to work on hollywood movies!

    Cons

    -like any other fast-paced workplace, there are high demands and crappy bosses
    -hours and workload is way too much and demanding, if you're working in VFX

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be easier on VFX artists

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