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Would love to work here again!

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It was the one place that I got to put almost all of my skills to work from guest servicing to creativity to acting.

Cons

There was a lot of pressure on making hourly goals. Even though I made my goals, my Manager was not and so I as well as the other Assistant Store Manager had to try to make up his parts of the day. When the DM hinted that we need to restructure management, my Store Manager told me "What would it look like if we had to demote you?" It wasn't based on my performance but the performance of the store and I was the lowest woman on the totem pole in regards to years being at Disney. So I found another job and left. No hard feelings although had I been the Store Manager and it was my fault then I would have "man uped".

Advice to Management

The advice I would give to Management is some of which they are doing: They are getting off the pressured sales and hourly sales updates. However they need to remember the reason for the store was to bring Disney into people's homes, for those who couldn't afford a Disney Vacation the store was their parks, and to bring Magic back into the lives of those who had forgotten.

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. Good benefits, steady, secure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, free access to the parks, creative atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted unless your manager dies. Hard to change ingrained corporate behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    Studio instability is tough on morale.


  2. Great Business Intelligence team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart Coworkers Interesting , large projects to work on. Opportunity to take on as many things as you can. Lotsa responsibility.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive Lots of Churn in the Business Intelligence group


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