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Good place to work if you're senior staff.

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Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY

I worked at Walt Disney Company

Pros

The brand name opens doors, and it looks good on a resume. Company has good benefits.

Cons

There is a serious lack of middle management. If you start there in an entry level position you will not get promoted unless you leave and come back. The organizational structure of the company is mostly senior staff and their assistants. Therefore, assistants end up doing managerial work for little pay and a title that may reflect prevent higher positions in the future. While the Disney brand is well-recognized the name can only get you so far. Also, there is very little interaction among employees and management is very top-down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give your employees title changes and adequate compensation changes when they deserve it.

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    Great company to work for if money is not an issue.

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    Former Employee - Catering & Convention Services Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Catering & Convention Services Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Disney has a long standing history of providing excellent customer service and providing "magical moments" for their guests. Having experience working at Disney is a great resume builder. The health care benefits are excellent and affordable for additional members of your family. There are many other "perks" that are in addition to your salary, for example, park entrance, discounts and great holiday parties.

    Cons

    If you are an hourly cast member and have low seniority with the company, you have the last pick of the shifts which can mean late hours and not having weekends off. The pay rate at Disney is substantially below comparable jobs in the industry outside of Florida. When trying to advance, many times it is about who you know, not your performance. In my personal experience, I found that upper management already knew who they were going to give a promotion to before the opportunity was even announced. Also, sucking up to the boss would help get you ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that positions should be truly given by performance and who is best qualified for the job.

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    overall good company

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    Former Employee - Game Designer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    -the possible possibilities, the people, the energy, brand

    Cons

    -specific directors and senior management not listening,condescending and patronizing, lying, taking credit for other ppl ideas, poor listening skills, poor management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should listen. you should not lie. you should

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