Disney Studios Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
73 Reviews

3.7
73 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place trapped in budget restraints

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    Former Employee - Call Center Associate  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Associate in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios part-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Overall a good workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and wages are good, positive office environment and others are fun to work with, the work is satisfying and keeps me interested.

    Cons

    Office politics have been an issue occasionally especially in terms of promotions and firing decisions, not completely satisfied with the organization of certain departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fast pace company.

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    Current Employee - Security Host  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Security Host in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The Security Department pays well.

    Cons

    Not many oppertunitys to become perminant.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7. 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.

  8.  

    Disney Italy. Good learning field, badly paid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You might have a chance to work and learn beyond the responsibilities traced by your job title. Though, don’t expect to be paid for it.

    Cons

    Company values are only for compliance, not put in practice or embedded in the culture. Lack of professionalism but that gives you room for learning and getting your hands at work everywhere if you want to. Even though, don’t expect to be rewarded for it. The only reward would be your learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster meritocracy. Do not reward people for the number of years in the company but for their contribution to it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Psychologically draining...with little mental stimulation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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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