Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. 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


  2. Great place to intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid internship (a rarity in the entertainment industry) Nice people Helped me get a job after completion of internship

    Cons

    You need to like the corporate environment There are some "Disney freaks" who are beyond obsessed with all things Disney.


  3. 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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  5. Fun Place to Work!

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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

    Great benefits, amazing culture, staff and leadership work well together....fun company to work for!

    Cons

    Low pay, no growth opportunities in Sales, work is demanding with high expectations, while support staff is limited. High stress & responsibilities for what you get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff to effectively & efficiently handle the heavy work loads.


  6. fun company to work for

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    Former Employee - Arcade Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Arcade Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fun to get into the parks for free. The people who work there are very nice. Its a good place to work if you are young and just starting out.

    Cons

    low pay and long hours, sometimes managers aren't great. there aren't many other cons that I can think of. Over all a good company to work for.


  7. Lifeguard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Such a wonderful experience! Get to meet really awesome people and be poolside all day and the professional setting is ideal.

    Cons

    Some of the managers love to micro manage so you will have to watch out for that. The pay is minimum but benefits are stellar.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your cast members instead of pointing out their flaws. Try to incorporate the theme in everything we do.


  8. Great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Travel Agent in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Travel Agent in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park Friendly environment Opportunities to grow in the company Good benefits A fun place to work

    Cons

    Very difficult to start with a full time job Flexible schedules You may or may not work 20 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Attentive


  9. Human Resources

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative and forward thinking. Flexible work options available.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities primarily only exist for positions in Florida, California or New York.


  10. Steeped in tradition, but steeped in tradition

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Disney as a creative employee is really a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The more you get into it, the more you enjoy it. For the true believers, it can really be a great time. There is such a thing as drinking too much kool-aid, but you have to be honest with yourself, suspend the cynicism sometimes and just soak in how cool it can be at times.

    Cons

    The structure of the company itself (at least where I was), is super inflexible. The old guard was relied on very heavily, and unoriginal ideas were the norm. Young, energetic talent was encouraged in word, but not by promotions or raises. Because, of course, it meant that you'd be promoting someone above someone who had 10 more years of experience (even if they were old and stale). This may be different in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Lean in to the future. Don't be afraid of creating a meritocracy, it'll only push everyone to be their best.


  11. Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked for a large conglomerate

    Cons

    the hours and the pay



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