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Highly Political Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

A wide range of transactions and business segments
Work and life balance

Cons

Career advancement/change within the company is mostly political and relationship based, not performance driven
HR department creates more barriers to attract good talents, than helping to attract talents
Inefficiencies of the company due to politics and processes lead to unmotivated workers
Not the best compensation for employees but great compensation for the executives

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a flat org structure to promote competitiveness and become efficient
Need more competitive HR staff
Promote internal mobility to all levels

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Hired to be agent of change, stymied immediately (by those who hired me)

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    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work load is manageable and the workplace is generally stress-free. The culture encourages co-workers to be friendly and personable. If you enjoy the parks, then the unlimited pass is a very nice benefit.

    Cons

    Coworkers seemed to fall into two groups of Disney experience: 3 years or less with the company or 10+ years. My interpretation of this dichotomy is that (1) young professionals become frustrated with the corporate bureaucracy and many antiquated business practices (and leave) and (2) since Disney is one of the few private companies that still offers a pension, the "lifers" cling to their position (and protect it) until retirement. De facto, it appears that Disney prefers very loyal employees over very apt employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An upgrade in the technical skill set of your staff will allow you to operate at the same level for a fraction of the labor costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good for the right person...

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent facility. Lots of peers.

    Cons

    Corporate drama and politics. Not a tech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture creativity or define what you want better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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