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Corporate as all get-out, marketing-driven, no measurements, just old-school media mill

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Current Employee - Art Director  in  Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Art Director in Burbank, CA

I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

- learned a lot about how traditional media companies are attempting to be relevant online
- was able to play a key role in managing creative resources and leading a few initiatives
- given opportunities to take on more work
- social atmosphere

Cons

- extremely political
- cliquey
- trivial material (entertainment)
- Burbank

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Well, many people are happy with the way things are, although most of those I've spoken with are overworked. It's an extremely hierarchical organization, but I don't think there's any way around this for Disney.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start a corporate finance career

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of movement with 1-2 years in a given role being typical before a move is made. Friendly atmosphere, matrix structure. Promotions usually occur from within making it easier to rise up in rank. Finance is home to many younger analysts both male and female. Coworkers provide an intellectual and driven environment to work in.

    Cons

    Compensation packages may be slightly below industry average but demand for jobs is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company - treat cast members well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and access to the theme parks. Lots of resources for personal growth. Many different careers available from housekeeping to horticulture, if you want to totally change careers you can stay with the same company.

    Cons

    The company is very big and it takes a lot of politics to get things done. They are very slow to adapt and keep up with technology. The company doesn't seem to keep salaries inline with the industry and tries to use the benefits to make up for this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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