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Disney Studios Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Disney Studios – Burbank – “Studio Lot Water Tower”

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3.5 71 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Disney Studios Chairman & CEO Robert A. Iger

Robert A. Iger

(19 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompensation, benefits and executive privildges

    Consnone, not at this time.

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    A fast pace company.

    Security Host (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThe Security Department pays well.

    ConsNot many oppertunitys to become perminant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    The happiest place on earth (to work)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic 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.

    ConsNot a lot of benefits! I thought we would be given full privilege to Disney benefits (park entrance, etc.) but I was mistaken.

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    Psychologically draining...with little mental stimulation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    The company is run really well and has a lot of structure, but dealing with people and co-workers is the tough part

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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 Senior Managementbe easier on VFX artists

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    Timing Director (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsGreat Company to work for.

    ConsThe trend is for more project based employment.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The experience of a lifetime is a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions around the world everyday.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThe best reason to work at Disney Studios is the opportunity to work with people everyday whose passion for what they do is a shared experience. The Disney cast members are the people who carry the torch and ensure that Disney's innovation and excellence in entertainment lives on. This excellence can be the experience of an adrenaline rush from a roller coaster ride to the action on the big screen. Everyday, someone, somewhere is being touched by a Disney brand.

    ConsA commitment and dedication to hard work is a given, and the rewards are immeasurable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledgments of accomplishments are always greatly appreciated by all.

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

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    Good company to work for.

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsExcellent perks- Disney passes, special events

    ConsHiring process is very long.

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

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    A fun thrill ride with ups and downs. Opportunity for growth was a minimum.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice faciliites and convenient location.

    ConsLots of old ideas that limit opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Associate (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    Pros-Highly structured intern program, aimed at exposing interns to as many different arms of the company as possible.
    -Fun perks like free access to Disneyland and seeing behind the scenes
    -Personally, my manager was very hands on and excited to teach me about our department & not just give me old papers to file all day (although that did happen)
    -Competitive pay

    Cons-There seems to be a lot of "office politics" going on
    -The execs are distant and mostly unaccesssible

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to get feedback from the lowest on the totem pole and the newest additions to the team-- they are the ones who may be able to see things in a way that people who have been there for years would not be able to.

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

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