Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated September 1, 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. Guest Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, great atmosphere, usual positive environment, great interaction with guests

    Cons

    Pay is not enough, long hours in a very hot day, convenient if location has AC, if not gets really hot


  2. A place where you can make magical experiences for Guests to remember in a lifetime!

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    Current Employee - Hotel Front Desk Agent in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Hotel Front Desk Agent in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with your fellow Cast Members! The Cast member exclusive events! Great teamwork environment!

    Cons

    Very limited promotional opportunities! There are some office politics in the organization. Not the right leaders for the right locations. There are some average leaders that stay for a long time! We are so busy that it does make it hard for the front line Cast Members to deal with unhappy Guests.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Teams needs to rethink more advancement opportunities instead of lateral moves.


  3. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn what makes this great company exists about 100 years and still keep themselves young and cool. They are just so good at business. Smart, fair, and open-minded people. Challenging & interesting tasks.

    Cons

    everything is good but salary is relatively low.


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  5. Best place to work at for a Disney fan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits and discounts. It's hard to beat the free entrance to the parks. Depending of where you work, you can get 35% off merchandise, free screenings among other discounts and exclusives for employees only.

    Cons

    Depending where you are, it can be high school all over again.


  6. Linux system administrator

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    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody knows who Disney is. By way of contrast, very few people know who F5 is and nobody has heard for UIEvolution or sweetlabs.

    Cons

    It is very big, and very confusing

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of assigning responsibility to a person for each system.


  7. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Guest Services Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Services Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    having the opportunity to work for the Disney Company is great. Training all the time. Free park entrance.

    Cons

    the magic from some people is slipping away. people coming to work for Disney more and more are here for a job and job only. In the past it wasn't just a job......

    Advice to Management

    start filtering out the bad seeds......


  8. good job opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay customer service based good benefits

    Cons

    Can work long hours in the direct sun can be scheduled long hours

    Advice to Management

    Not letting bad cast members ruin morale at job site


  9. Senior Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Disney benefits and discounts, health benefits (medical, dental, eye), 401K company matching, charity company matching program, access to free classes to improve leadership and job skills, and great access to latest technology and research to get the job done

    Cons

    Weak pay when you climb the latter within the company, lean teams which leads to burn out and high stress, and high turnaround within departments

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and hire more people


  10. Sr Mgr, Financial Accounting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Good career path if you stick around. Do need to work hard. Just like other places there is no guarantee that hard work will 100% pay off but that's a must

    Cons

    People of significant positions tend to hang on for a long time and promotion (especially after certain level) is hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Company-wide career program such as mentorship, rotation, networking and lunch and learn. They go a long way in retaining talents and developing talents


  11. Busser

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    Current Employee - Busser in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in Fountain Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good benefits, fun place to work. You will enjoy bringing a smile to guest's faces and making their days that much better.

    Cons

    Union for foods department seems unorganized, not listening to a lot of workers needs. Should have a better system for voting on contract agreements.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to give attention to every area working under you. Treat every work station with the same respect.



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