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One of the best jobs to have.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Server in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Current Employee - Server in Lake Buena Vista, FL

I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Everyone is happy to be there and enjoys making magic. We get the opportunity to really make an impact on people's lives every day.

Cons

We are open every day. If you are looking for a job where you get holidays off or a set schedule, this isn't it. Also, full-time employment is hard to come by.

Advice to Management

Head back towards the dream Walt had of more employees making a career out of working at the resorts than working part time. The more part time employees there are, the more the resorts become a temporary way station on the way to other jobs. People don't want transitory careers, but stability - especially nowadays.

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  1. Professional Intern - Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Professional Intern in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Intern - Professional Intern in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Exposure to a unique industry and leader in the industry
    -Ability to present projects to upper management.
    -Great perks (park admissions and discounts, special events, etc.)
    -Resume booster (other companies really admire Disney experience)
    -Great coaching/mentorship program

    Cons

    -Pay is lower than at other companies for entry-level positions
    -Very structured and some unnecessary training components
    -Red tape that comes with being at a large company (Disney look and such)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unnecessary training classes. Skills are learned on the job anyway.

  2. A not to be missed, but wouldn't want to repeat experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Host/Hostess in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Host/Hostess in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Park admission - 16 times per year for your guests and unlimited for you. If you are seasonal it is 6 times fpr your guests. Shopping at Company D and Cast Connection. Getting to peak behind the magic. Opportunity to work with people from all over the country and college program kids from all over the world.

    Cons

    Management - some good, some bad but few great. Very hard physical labor - standing on your feet 8 - 10 hours with the sun beating down on you plus some of the costumes are really hot !! Pay is terrilble, but it's Disney. Don't work at your favorite park, as some of the pixie dust is lost when you are backstage.

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