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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.7 671 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(430 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches(in 23 reviews)

  • The offices have a great work environment and positive, easy to get along with coworkers(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department(in 25 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job(in 36 reviews)

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    I didn't just enjoy the magic, I made the magic happen

    Attractions Host (Former Employee) Anaheim, CA

    Prosbeing part of the disney family of excellence. Making smiles happen and dreams and memories live for years to come.

    Consdistance (drive for me anyway) to get to the park every day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever sacrifice the magic in order to save money. Do all you can and more to keep this place the happiest place on earth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Fun and interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun environment, interesting place to work.

    ConsNothing really. Great part-time job.

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    Best possible place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis is an amazing company that provides top-notch benefits to its employees. I would have stayed for the duration of my career had there been advancement opportunities in my market.

    ConsWorking in a market with limited opportunity for growth made it a challenge to really connect with things happening in major hubs like Fla. or CA.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    dinsey

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA great atmosphere, easy to pick up extra hours or get days off. Awesome perks.

    ConsNot much room for advancement during the disney college program but could if you were full time/part time.

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    Free Disneyland tickets!

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsFree Disneyland tickets! Need I say more? The Splash mountain makes it all worth it.

    ConsManagers ignoring problematic employees to not look bad to their managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved with your team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company.

    Director (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsEvery segment except for Interactive is the industry leader.

    ConsDifficult to move across segments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote development across the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI really like the working environment at Disney.

    ConsI have not found any cons yet

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    High Stress Low Pay

    Concierge (Former Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsYou do get to go into the Parks for free and get a discount on Disney Merchandise

    ConsTime off is based on seniority, long hours, poor communication, schedules are messed up all the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not enough pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfree tickets and discounts on merchandise

    Consstruggle to pay bills and survive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible company.

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsNo pros I can think of.

    ConsWorst company you could ever imagine working for. I worked in a professional field and from day one was not provided mentoring or guidance one would expect from a company as big as Disney.

    I have worked for another Fortune 250 company prior to Disney and it was far superior. One major con is the fact the leaders criticize yet don't help you improve. The term "feedback is a gift" is regularly thrown around to sugar coat the constant berating by colleagues and leaders. If you are offered a job here, think long and hard before accepting. I can honestly say it was the worst professional experience of my life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect and develop them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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