Walt Disney Company
3.7 of 5 656 reviews
www.disney.com Burbank, CA 5000+ Employees

Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.7 656 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(419 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches"
    in 23 reviews
  • "The offices have a great work environment and positive, easy to get along with coworkers"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance depends on your department"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Low pay, long hours and obsolete technology means you will be very frustrated"
    in 32 reviews
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    Disney College Program

    College Program (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsAmazing experience! I would suggest this for anyone looking to further their career or add a major company to your resume!

    ConsIt's at times easy to get lost in the shuffle or feel like you are making a difference in such a big corporation with so many employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved every moment

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat opportunities, people and framework for growth/ learning opportunities

    ConsBig company means sometimes silos exist. Lots of politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to start your career

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities to grow. Great experience working for a massive multi-national. Benefits were good, but a bit expensive. Lots of cool perks if you work in the right area.

    ConsLadder climbers galore. Need to always watch your back for someone. Compensation does not encourage staying with the company for a long time. to move up you have o leave and come back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more incentives for good people to stay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    slide operator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis a very fun job. Fun to talk to guest from different parts of the world. Awesome getting to enjoy the park as a guest for free.

    ConsSummer is not so fun because the sun is too hot you might just melt, pay is not very good like 8.15 per hour but yes its a good job to start with to just put your foot on the door

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more water fans at every slide op stand, help then enjoy the work they are doing without worying about the sun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful growth

    Promotions Assistant (Former Employee)
    Albany, NY

    ProsMy time with Radio Disney apart of the Walt Disney Co. allowed me to understand the importance brand which has done wonders for my future in marketing

    ConsSome long trips, generic sound made it hard to be local.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsI really enjoyed the inclusiveness I felt from day one. I immediately received a benefits package, and they were ready for me to start on my first day... little things like my Email, Corporate Card, etc were laid out and ready to go! Many companies let you start and it takes weeks to feel like they want you there!

    ConsWithin the office I worked in, my manager and I didn't see eye-to-eye. It wasn't a personal thing, and not even a fault on the manager... we just had different management styles.

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    Working at Disneyland was an awesome experience!

    Custodial Busser (Former Employee)
    Anaheim, CA

    ProsCast members get in the park free and receive discounts on merchandise.

    ConsGuests can be rude... especially if their vacation isn't going as expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe work atmosphere is always fun

    Consthe salary might not be very consistant with industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dream Job as Jungle Cruise Skipper

    Jungle Cruise Skipper, Magic Kingdom Operations, (Former Employee)
    Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsI loved working on the Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World. My team was great. Most people I met really believed in Walt's dream and wanted to cultivate a feeling of enthusiasm and magic. It is fast paced and very safety oriented. I liked meeting so many friendly people everyday. I liked making magic. I liked free entrance in the parks.

    ConsIt's a low pay for the toll it can take on your emotional health at the end of a bad day (heat, crazy guests, et c). However, I thought it was very much worth the effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wished that upper management had tried to make a lasting connection between College Program kids, part-timers, and full-timers. There was definitely a division.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disney Days

    Entertainment Character Host (Current Employee)
    Anaheim, CA

    Prosatmosphere, leadership, perks, friendships, time-off policies, guest service

    Consguest relations, commute, guests, pay, hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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