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Great People, Poor Leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

I worked at Disney Interactive Studios full-time

Pros

Has some of the greatest, most talented people around. Has a good work/life balance. Some good perks.

Cons

Bad leadership, lack of direction and vision for the company. Leadership doesn't seem to have a good understanding of the market or a willingness to learn. Tendency to pass down blame and layoff people periodically.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust the people you hire.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Straight forward for QA Testers. When there's work, there's work. Don't expect to hang around during slow season.

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    Current Contractor - QA Tester in Glendale, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Tester in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Disney Interactive Studios as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Personally had no problems with other workers, leads or managers. Environment is casual and relaxed. Lots of overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime if you don't want it. Its not all mandatory, but you are encouraged to work as much as you want. Low pay but is some wiggle room for the experienced. Pay, however is fair considering industry standards. Depending on department/need, you might be on call for awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing in the projects to keep us working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun place, poorly managed

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Disney Interactive Studios as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Disney Interactive has a history of hiring and keeping only the best and most positive developers. Therefor the teams I work with have all been great. The people here are a blast to work with, and everyone is dedicated to their job.

    Cons

    Poor planning and mismanagement. Politics and face saving by management for disastrous decisions have really brought this studio down. The constant shifting and rearranging of the management (and now the dev teams) continues to drag the studio further and further into the hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your homework before jumping on an expensive idea. Stop putting your pride and personal opinions in front of the needs of the studio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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