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Excellent exposure and great hours

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Former Contractor - Cast Member in Orlando, FL
Former Contractor - Cast Member in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

If you like interacting with people, it is perfect. Benefits include unlimited entry for parks and great discount for merchandise. It has great prospect in future.

Cons

Pay can be better. You have to be very active and energetic all the time so it may not be for everyone. And sometimes the shift needs you to work in holiday.

Advice to Management

Keep the guests in first place.

Other Employee Reviews for Disney Parks & Resorts

  1. Helpful (4)

    WDPRO - Confused, disorganized business unit, social cliques, blatant favoritism. Stay away.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free park entry (for cast) + 3 guests, access to amazing/awesome people in the broader organization (if you seek them out), decent discounts on hotels and vacations.

    Cons

    Cheap, cheap cheap! Lowball salaries, wouldn't even provide water (much less snacks) during 3-day training in a building with no running water! Frequent reorganization. Culture of fear, CYA, avoiding responsibility, delaying, blaming/scapegoating. Incompetent management. All-day conference calls/meetings and impossible expectations. Very little opportunity for advancement. Some good people have remained stagnant (job and salary) for 5-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the plan before you communicate and make changes to the organization. Practice what you preach - not one member of management (nor 90% of employees) exhibits the core value of bravery. Obsession with process, 20+ stakeholders, 100% consensus, 3 managers for a single employee, wasted time with mandatory training/meetings, and incompetent middle management. Any new/different ideas are dismissed immediately. Good people are laid off/fired for not conforming. 60%+ of the organization are contractors, treated as inferior to cast. (I was a cast member, and felt ashamed at the treatment I observed.) Shame on you.


  2. It takes a durable and healthy person to do this kind of work, it's not an easy gig.

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    Former Employee - Wardrobe Host/Hostess in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Wardrobe Host/Hostess in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seeing how the "magic" happens was interesting. Having access to the parks is great IF you have a family. Learning and gaining experience from a creative environment.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow within the company. Treated poorly by middle management and fellow cast members. No work / life balance. Too much mandatory over-time.

    Advice to Management

    You're losing talented people because the managers below you are holding them back.


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