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Highly Political Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (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 Management

    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.


  2. Good for the right person...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent facility. Lots of peers.

    Cons

    Corporate drama and politics. Not a tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture creativity or define what you want better.


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