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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.7 677 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(432 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 26 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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    An experience worth having.

    User Experiance Designer (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat people to work with. It's hard work but all the people I met were very nice. I had a wonderful team.

    ConsThough the people there were wonderful no matter how much they may like you if there isn't a position open seasonal work can't turn to full time. It's hard to get a job there. A lot of the people will tell you to work your way up to another position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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

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    Great Company not so great pay

    Lead (Former Employee) Anaheim, CA

    ProsLove the atmosphere. And it's fun interacting with the guest. ...

    ConsIt's very difficult to move passed lead in most departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of your office more and talk to the cast members.

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

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    a magical place that sadly doesn't pay enough

    Lobby Concierge/Cashier (Current Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsI truly enjoy my job. There are some great perks too, like almost unlimited free admission to the Disney parks for yourself and a limited number of free admission passes to get family/friends in. You also get discounts on merchandise, food, resort stays, and cruises. I moved up pretty quickly my first two years with the company but then I pretty much plateaued because they company wasn't holding anymore of the training courses I needed in order to get promoted. The health coverage options are really great too.

    ConsYou work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays and the pay is barely enough to get by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery manager I ever had was great and very supportive of their cast members (employees).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits and atmosphere

    Web Developer (Former Employee) North Hollywood, CA

    ProsGreat reputation and worldwide brand. Great perks. Everyone has been a a pleasure to work with.

    ConsComing from college I was under-paid (and Disney has been notorious for underpaying). Long hours.

    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.

     

    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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    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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    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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