Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for - few complaints

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    They go out of their way to immerse you in the "Happiest Place on Earth" ideal. They pamper you with every amenity. They're kind and warm, and they hold the highest respect for the creative abilities that landed you with the company.

    Cons

    Disney suffers from the same ailment that every multi-national conglomerate suffers from. It's just too big. Business units are like small societies. They have to vie for resources to the detriment of the entire organization. And because it's so massive, trying to get something simple done can often quickly can get blocked by your typical bureaucratic processes.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing fine for the most part. Maybe pay yourselves less. Give a fairer share to the people at the bottom, without whom you would have nothing.


  2. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love working in Disney. Im employed at Disney's Animal Kingdom but i've worked in all the parks and almost every hotel. You have the freedom to work in different areas within your training capabilities and meet all kinds of people along the way. Just the experience itself is rewarding.

    Cons

    There can be unpleasant times, even in the happiest place on earth. You'll run into angry guest, unpleasant coworkers and even leaders - like anywhere else. Show up, Do you job, Smile and you'll be fine.


  3. Good Company.. Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Oviedo, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Disney is a great company to work for. They have great benefits. You get free park entry too for you and your family.

    Cons

    The pay is low. The hours can be long. There does not seem to be much room for movement up in the security division. Retired police officers get most of the promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the old people that will only last a few more years. Promote a younger group who is looking to make a career with Disney and will stay around for the long term.


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  5. Disney as a place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great integrity and customer focus

    Cons

    can be plodding and slow to react


  6. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Parks pass, great benefits, lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours. very competitive, high turnover.


  7. Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will gain hands on experience.

    Cons

    Long hours. Rude customers no social life

    Advice to Management

    understand the work which your ground level employees do.


  8. Disney Full Time

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    • 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

    There is always a good vibe from fellow cast members which helps you get through each day.

    Cons

    Hours can be brutal during major projects. There is no benefit for working over 40+ hrs.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. RGSM

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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.



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