Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Overall leadership understands the need for work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits for Disney lovers (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 36 reviews)

  • Working a variety of long hours (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Web Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Burbank, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! Coworkers are great Work is creative and meaningful Lots of growth

    Cons

    Can't think of anything! Hum. Well maybe the commute The campus is large Meetings

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Sr Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Disney has a great culture, and I love the team I work at - there's good work-life balance and senior leaders are fair. The people are very nice overall, and the work is always interesting because of Disney's strong storytelling brand.

    Cons

    Disney is a very hierarchical company, so mobility and promotion can be difficult and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employee development.


  3. Shark Tank

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Media in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Media in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, solid systems, well capitalized, high quality peers

    Cons

    mean spirited, cut throat, bureaucratic in the extreme,

    Advice to Management

    compartmentalize


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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Performer in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity of employees, working conditions, great company of fellow employees

    Cons

    Union difference between West Coast and East Coast


  6. Wonderful Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Information and Ticket Sales in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Information and Ticket Sales in Anaheim, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - It's Disneyland! The perks are amazing - Lots of Cast Events and exclusive memory-making experiences - HR is very good about hiring "Disney" people - everyone has a great attitude and morale.

    Cons

    - Scheduling can be a hassle if you don't adequately prepare -

    Advice to Management

    - Very little - management does a great job of keeping in touch with Cast Members and making sure morale is high. - Better communication between departments would be encouraged, especially for those Cast Members that are customer facing and need up-to-the-minute information.


  7. Behind the glitter and magic!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hotel Engineering Technician in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Hotel Engineering Technician in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    To start off, the job was excellent and the people are very helpful and professional. Management works with the engineers and ideas are shared company wide!

    Cons

    some trades have specific talent needs. Some, don't share ideas or their expertise in fear of losing seniority... nothing is further that the truth . some assistant chiefs are not as smart as they think they are.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for more communication between trades and management, and try to streamline the computer data entry so more work can get accomplished!


  8. Legal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers who are loyal to the brand and kind and hard working. Very collaborative and fun with lots of work perks

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted and there is a lot of traffic getting to Burbank. A lot of older management not with the times

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunity for advancement and be open to new technology


  9. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - TRANSITION SUPPORT ANALYST, Applications SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - TRANSITION SUPPORT ANALYST, Applications SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun company to work with. Lot of exposure in the business domain

    Cons

    Must have cafeteria in the South Flower office.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Okay, redundant work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great scheduling team especially if you are in school, very fun and organized team so there is rarely any problems with other cast members, customers, etc. Raises every year the same 10% for everyone if you are under the union. I really enjoy working here, it is the same thing every day which is nice sometimes since I go to school and might get stressed there, I am rarely stressed at work since it is the same redundancy.

    Cons

    Redundant work, after a year selling drinks at the same location gets old. As a cashier it is very easy to make a small mistake and get punished for it by not being able to train anywhere else for one whole year. I have no problems with this location, but I don't enjoy knowing that there is no room for me to grow for one whole year. It's enough for me to want to finds new job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so hard on your cashiers, they put up with a lot and cash management is a huge responsibility, for example putting paperwork in the wrong compartment results in not being able to move up/train anywhere else for the next year. Everyone makes mistakes, at least give warnings or something.


  11. Vice-President

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, insurance, stock options, company car and the all important "silver card"

    Cons

    very very corporate atmosphere, can at times feel isolated as it's so big with so many people at least that's the case at the studio

    Advice to Management

    keep speaking to executives and find out how they feel they're doing



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