Disney Parks & Resorts

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Good company to work for / Lots of benefits / Low salary

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

Lots of benefits, nice environment of work, Orlando is a lively city, people are in vacation mode, Disney usually doesn't fire anyone so if you get the job you are most likely going to keep it for a long time. Free tickets for high level jobs. Many stores and restaurants give discounts with your disney id.

Cons

More benefits instead of more cash, less possibility of growth. This thing requires me to type 20 words but I don't really have so much to say.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Easy Job With Little Stress and Good Perks, but Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Worked at a great restaurant in foods at Disneyland back in the 2000s with some great workers, leads, and managers. As a cast member not in a lead position, you won't have to deal with much stress unless you end up with a bad lead and/or manager. Can't recall having any serious issues with guests, but even if I did, leads and managers were there and willing to take the heat. That's a very welcome change from some other service industry jobs where the leadership/management often is missing after you have done everything you can to try and resolve a problem.
    -Perks include the free Disney entrance pass which allows you to sign in guests for free.
    -Guests mostly are in a good mood and happy although you will sometimes get that annual passholder that thinks he/she is God just because they have an AP pass.
    -Get annual raises due to the union; however, the raise isn't that much.
    -Once you become Full Time, you can conceivably make a career out of being an hourly employee if you have family and/or a spouse that supports you financially. Those that just need a low stress job with medical/dental benefits, sick, holiday, and vacation pay, 30+ hours a week, and job security with regular M-F 9 to 5 type hours with most holidays off (once one has enough seniority) will be very happy.
    -Though most hourly cast members when I worked were in the 18-25 demographic, you will still find plenty of employees of all ages. Lots of diversity in race, educational backgrounds, sexual orientations, etc. I suppose this can be a bad thing for some people though.

    Cons

    -The pay and hours when a cast member is first starting are awful. Expect to work as little as 8 hours a week during non-peak seasons if you are a CR which is basically the equivalent to a part-time employee. If you are in college, retired, or don't really need the benefits and money, the lack of hours might not be bad though. Pay remains low until you become a general manager.
    -Schedule is mostly closing late nights, weekends, and working grad nights in the early morning hours until one becomes FT.
    -Some crazy AP guests that are never happy and always threaten to give you a guest complaint to City Hall about trivial stuff that is out of your control.
    -Like any other large place with many employees, many of the people that get promoted to lead and management get there because they were "in" with the right clique and/or brown nosed their way, and not necessarily because of their work ethic. One can eventually get promoted though if they work hard and have no attendance issues. It will just take a bit longer than those that aren't friends with the right people and/or brown nosers.
    -Lazy employees that do minimal work just like anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. I realize that there is only so much that management can do in such a large bureaucratic corporation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to work... Hard to climb the ladder from the bottom.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts

    Pros

    Always fun to work for the Mouse! As a college student, it's a great start. You learn many values of a great company! Benefits as in getting in the park are awesome.

    Cons

    Trying to move up in the company from an hourly position is very difficult. It's best to get outside experience then come back as a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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