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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
913 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs (in 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working for the Walt Disney Company has been an amazing, eye-opening, creative endeavor of development and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Everyone you meet is happy and loves their job, because this is truly one of the most fun and exciting places to work in the world.

    Cons

    Communication teams are small and headcount is not often created, making it more difficult to find a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the interns grow and learn and connect while here, so we can flourish whether within the Company or elsewhere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I loved working for the company. It was a great experience training and learning the culture and values of the company.

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

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours may not be flexible, and if not full time hours can be as little as 10hours/week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Thorough training, You could be extended or released early if you wanted, co workers were friendly, it was a magical place to work, if you showed up on time you had the chance to stay past your college internship, always chance for promotions

    Cons

    Forced extensions sometimes, low pay for college interns, some management had no experience in prior management positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Magic.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Your days are literally spent creating magic for perfect stangers and you get to become part of their vacation.

    Cons

    Morioka don't appreciate how difficult your job really is. You are the front line when somebody has a complaint you are the first one to hear about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast members break their backs and most of the time don't get recognized for doing well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience but not enough opportunities

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    Current Intern - Disney College Program Housing in Anaheim, CA
    Current Intern - Disney College Program Housing in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, great experience, caring work environment

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities, pushed temporary role rules to the limit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the gems that you've nurtured to be full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    VP Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and high level of collaboration. There is opportunity everywhere and people will engage you. Pay is competitive and the benefits are fantastic. Overall - this is the best storytelling and technology company in industry with the BEST CEO of any Fortune 500. Give it strong consideration.

    Cons

    Typical for a big company - executives can be a little over-bearing and the hours can be long. Perfectly manageable if you have a good level of IQ and EQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping empowering your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great benefits and pleasant culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, out in the sun, lower-level management and organization could use some patch work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly to be more organize, time and effort wasted in wrong areas based on poor managerial planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company with great culture

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    Former Intern - Finance Professional in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Finance Professional in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Internship program was structured very well. Taught me a lot about financial analysis work. Very strong culture with overall good people. Free access to the parks

    Cons

    Disney has a way of not being very transparent when it comes to assessing how you are doing on the job

  10.  

    I had a great experience working for The Walt Disney Company but I was part of the College Program.

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Fun environment, get to interact with people a lot depending on your role, schedule varies, which can be fun.

    Cons

    Not necessarily being granted requested time off. I think the wages are low if you are not just doing the College Program for fun and are relying on the pay to support yourself or a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is so different depending on where yo work. I enjoyed working with my managers so I would say they did a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work at for a First Job.

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    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    We get great Discounts during the Holidays, great perks like family Disney passes and your CM ID is your Annual Pass, Social Activities, Advancement Opportunities, Networking skills.

    Cons

    Physically non demanding but Mentally exhausting, pay is not great, sometimes difficult get a consistent schedule, and Cast Member Appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast Member appreciation will go a long way, it has declined over the years. Overall great management in the parks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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