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Human Resources Coordinator

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Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Burbank, CA
Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Burbank, CA

I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

For permanent employees there are great benefits including discounts to merchandise and theme parks. Also, great educational reimbursement program.

Cons

The studio heavily values MBA grads. They still have a challenge in recruiting Diverse talent. Very top (executive) heavy and bottom heavy with minimal growth opportunities toward the mid level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It may be a good idea to not rely too heavily on MBA and Generation Y talent. There is a lot of great talent that you may be overlooking because they do not necessarily fit that mold.

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    Disney World placed me in the worst and most mindless job where you are not allowed to speak to cast members

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    Former Employee - Costuming in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Costuming in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They finally switched my mind numbing job to costuming at the Magic Kingdom. There I was training to help open a new parade called Move it Shake it ....i forgot the rest. That was fun! I also loved staying at Vista Way because there were always events going on as well as fun activities they would organize for us college interns. Also, the Disney buses can take you to fun bars and restaurants and you never have to drive!

    Cons

    Minimum wage is less in Florida than in California. I absolutely despised the job they first placed me in because I was supposed to work in costuming. Instead, they placed me in the building where all the cast members bring their sweaty clothing for us to take care of. I would then spend at least 5-6 hours straight putting clean cast member costumes away allllllll dayyyyyy loooooong. I wouldnt have been so upset if I was a high school graduate who needed any job.......but I was getting my college degree then and knew I needed to be challenged ten times more than just putting clothing away in their rightful place. Also, they are very very strict on dress code......even though no one could see us because we worked behind the scenes of the Magic Kingdom. If i recall correctly, you may only get three or four reprimands....and then you are terminated. I had received two reprimands. One was because my makeup didnt look "natural" enough because I was wearing red lipstck. The second time was because my eyebrows did not match my blonde hair. i was forced to dye my eyebrows blonde which made me look even less "natural". When I grew my eyebrows out to their natural brown color, I decided to cut bangs so they could be covered....thus having no more reprimands. I am now almost done with my masters at CSUN, and applied for a professional internship with Disney. They really liked me on the phone, and I had made it to the last cut for a management internship. The reason why they called me back to tell me I wasn't considered anymore was because they looked back at Disney records and realized I had those two reprimands. If i knew these reprimands were a big deal for a future with Disney, I would have never worn red lipstick or had naturally brown eyebrows. Although Disney is a great company to work for, I had an unusual experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not give reprimands to cast members who do not have matching eyebrows with their hair. it is ridiculous because some of my fellow cast members also received reprimands for their naturally blonde hair not matching their naturally brown eyebrows.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Meh

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meh - experience is a good thing and Disney is good on the resume

    Cons

    Meh - the work environment can go from good to bad in an instant with the expectation that everyone will become a stepford "This is the Happiest Place On Earth" robot...

    be prepared to check your brain at the door or suffer for thinking and having a point of view to help the moral of the company and ultimatley the experience of the employees....SAD!!!

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    Meh - Retrieve back your sold souls and care about yourself and others and not just the dollar. Life is more than that, even at work. Let's truly embody what we sell to the world, a sense of family and hope for fun and 'magic/faith'

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