Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, lots of perks

    Cons

    none yet that I can think of


  2. Great family feel, but not the best salary.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity for advancement as a manager to those who do not have a college degree. Great team building and support system with the Disney way of conducting work as well as great benefits and perks for employees such as park passes and discounts.

    Cons

    I have worked in the Entertainment department for 15 years but the company won't let me bridge my years of service because I dropped to seasonal status for a short period of time. However, if I had quit the company entirely and got hired back I could bridge my years of service. Also, the pay is not good when compared to the job/workload and comparable positions.


  3. Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of people and experience opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay slightly less than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Give clearer requirements.


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  5. RGSM

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

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

    Pros

    Days off back to back, amazing benefits, family friendly, professional environment, strong structure, traditional chain-of-command mindset

    Cons

    Variable Hours, Excessive heat when working outside in Florida, Everything else was positive

    Advice to Management

    Management was wonderful. Disney is a great company that anyone would be lucky to be a contributor to.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

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

    Pros

    a lot of smart people and great company with lots of perks. Very rich culture and make employees feel truly valued

    Cons

    Constant organizational changes; very disruptive; lots of hierarchies with slow processes


  7. Helpful (1)

    Love the company, hate the role

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard
    Current Employee - Lifeguard

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits, co-workers and managers always friendly and considerate

    Cons

    Avoid being a lifeguard at all costs! Disney is very overly-critical of their lifeguards and most people hate the role.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Guest Services Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure for future careers, great benefits, flexible work schedule, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    lack of promotion within company, pay is not great, typically have multiple direct reports

    Advice to Management

    create some more opportunities for advancement, streamline upper management so there are not as many chiefs


  9. Grat

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

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

    Pros

    Awesome athmosphere and great people to work with overall

    Cons

    Low pay usually for part time employees

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Management was always helpful and willing to listen


  10. Parks And Resorts

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home easy Access

    Cons

    Employee Bus is a problem most times


  11. Helpful (1)

    H/H Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attractions H/H in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Attractions H/H in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The personal and friends/family sign-ins are an amazing perk. Discounts on merchandise, food, and hotels are great too. I love my job and I love being able to make happiness and magic for the guests. No two days are the same, even if you plan them to be. Time flies while I am at work and I have a ton of fun! I love going to work everyday!

    Cons

    THE PAY. My department is unionized (a lot of them are) and you start out a few cents over minimum wage no matter what your experience is, and we increase 3% each year. I haven't been able to move up as quickly as I had imagined. Parking S-U-C-K-S and it is just getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who run the operation every single day - they know what they are doing and what will work best.



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