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Walt Disney Company Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
822 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs (in 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    "Magic" includes a lot of politics

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's Disney. The brand and brands within are very motivational and there is a ton of pride working on such beloved titles and characters. You work with some amazingly talented people and great teams are formed with that talent and coming to work with those people is a treat, a challenge and rewarding.

    Cons

    Politics. Career climbers and "layoff season". Some people excel at Disney and others suffer from the constant threat of layoffs and turnover from change of direction in business strategies. You work hard and strive to move ahead, but all the sudden your boss is gone and a new face who knows nothing about your abilities and brings in their own trusted hands often pushes people either to try again next year or move on out of frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that cast members who survive "layoff season" and re-orgs don't have their careers stunted due to the politics decided above. "Retaining talent" is just a motto and not really promoted across the board. To many talented people walk out the door from frustration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Well oil machine

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    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A very well oiled machine. They look after their employees with lots of perks , training opportunities. Work life balance is good except when a production is in full swing then be ready to put in a lot of over time.

    Cons

    Management run the studio and seem to protect their own during layoffs. There is always a divide between creative and management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern, as a college student.

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Brand that touches millions of lives around the world.

    Cons

    Not the best place to launch a career, especially if your just graduating from college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enriching and magical.

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, experience, and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours, location, traffic, seasonal work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Disney is a great company to work for when considering the benefits, perks and just purely magical experiences you have the potential of having with guests.

    Cons

    Under paid for the amount of undesirable things you have to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency is a must and less hand holding of people that do not respect or deserve the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company if you do not need money.

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    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great perks, free entrance, good discount, cheap traveling.

    Cons

    They do not care about your schedule. Working hourly where everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep management in same area. Having them moved to different areas does not help us at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paranoid and deficient "management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    "The Happiest place on earth" - not There is a sense of euphoria of supporting a better world.

    Cons

    IN this one lesser known division and department, "Management" is not and does not. They are paranoid and deficient in skill. They beat down anyone who does a good job and does nothing to build morale or "mentor" toward development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SMILE! Respect the hard work people do. Mentor! Develop staff and yourself so you don;y have to run scared for your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You think you want to work here, but...

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the status is great. Not many companies have such a sense of history.

    Cons

    The work environment can be truly toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mediocre rise to the top. Since people are generally fearful for their jobs, risk taking and personal responsibility aren't common traits supported by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's Disney! Yay?

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kids and friends will think you hit the lottery working for the big D.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor you will be replaced shortly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher full-time employees and show the work force you respect artist and their families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical company

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Disney has great perks and compensation packages and allows employees to balance work-life duties. They take pride in having an educated and enthusiastic attitude towards employees and encourage new ideas.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of CONs at The Walt Disney company. They take steps to motivate and encourage additional training and education to enhance the employees contributions to the company. Depending on your education and role pay scale could be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are superior to most other companies and creative thinking is encouraged. A wonderful workplace environment to grow and develop your career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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