Disney Studios Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
74 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    producer

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    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.

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    Disney Studios

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    Former Employee - Timing Director  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Timing Director in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    The trend is for more project based employment.

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

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledgments of accomplishments are always greatly appreciated by all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer Associate

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Burbank, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    VP Creative Short Form Content

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic creative environment to explore and create

    Cons

    The division only existed for 2 years

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios

    Pros

    -Fun work environment
    -Chance to work on some really cool titles
    -Most managers really care about their direct reports and look out for them
    -Most competitive salary in the business

    Cons

    -Employees are so comfortable in their positions that fewer people leave the company than usual (for most film studios). This can cause a lack of job mobility because turnover is so low. Nonetheless, turnover is low for the RIGHT reasons (work environment, pay, and benefits are fantastic), so not entirely bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to support your employees to facilitate such a warm work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Life Can't Wait

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ludhiana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ludhiana (India)

    I have been working at Disney Studios part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    better improve software,best development, fast response, best rate software never ever seen

    Cons

    not very easy to use, expensive rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to less the cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  10.  

    Great experience and Great persk

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    Former Employee - Film  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Film in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (Silver Pass gives you unlimited access to Disney Parks most of the year, great 401K, health insurance)
    Part of a great tradition and a great brand
    Great IP's to work with

    Cons

    There has been a great deal of turnover at the top ranks of the studio the past few years. That has resulted in shifting mandates where one head appreciates one approach and then that work is invalidated by a new mandate. However, all appearances show that the management has finally reached a stasis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    How can't you love making magic and bringing joy to people?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The breadth of the various companies under the Disney umbrella provides a lifetime of opportunity.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so if you're used to startups or fast-moving pivots you may get frustrated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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