Walt Disney Company

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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".

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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.

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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks like park access and big discounts

    Cons

    The move at the speed of a turtle to get things done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good benefits, steady, secure

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA

    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.

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    Studio instability is tough on morale.

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