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Former Employee - Professional Intern  in  Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Professional Intern in Orlando, FL

Pros

In order to be fulfilled as a Disney employee, you have to love the magic and have a desire to provide the magical experience for everyone.

Cons

Hard to gain a permanent position. Most people start out as contract employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. Keep up the good job!!

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    It's the happiest place on earth!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disney College Program Intern  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Disney College Program Intern in Anaheim, CA

    Pros

    After working here, you realize the potential there is to grow with the company. With its many departments and broad spectrum of areas you can get involved it, the opportunities are plentiful. It is competitive; but with the right mindset and determination, you can find yourself working across multiple realms. In this sense, it's a great company for personal growth. This company provides optimal opportunities to network.

    You are also surrounded by innovative thinking and an appreciation for diversity, in its guests and cast members alike. Being in a positive environment, where so many people who are passionate about the Disney brand, it is hard not to enjoy what you do.

    On a side note, working here also provides many other perks -- such as passes to the park, discounts, etc.

    Cons

    Working at parks & resorts, it is quite demanding. You have to be willing to invest a lot of your time and effort, working from the bottom-up in order to go far within this company. With seniority being a factor, getting the shifts or hours you like will be hard from the get go -- diminishing that "work-life balance."

    It is also a bit difficult to get time off. You must put in a request early on for a chance to get certain days off. And considering there's a point system, you will be reprimanded for any time you call in, come late, etc. This is understandable, though, since there is a high number of cast members, it's the only way to really keep everyone accounted for.

    Besides that, Disney's hourly rate for its cast members is around minimum wage -- unless you're working in management or corporate. So it's not a place to expect much as far as pay goes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although there are some cast member recognition events/activities, while working there, I felt there was a lack of acknowledgement from higher management. Managers & directors should invest more time in their cast members; especially relationship building with their direct team or department if possible. This will make it an even more magical place to be ... even while working!

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    Positive Outlook
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    Professional Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Disney is a great place to intern. So many different opportunities within the company and for advancement to a full time job.

    Cons

    I really have not encountered many con's while working here.

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