Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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. Front Desk Host

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to interact with guests on one to one basis without being in a theme park.. Continual training to stay on top of guest and industry trends. Great perks( theme park admission, discounts). Great opportunities to cross train and move around company.

    Cons

    Pay, standing for long periods, some "costumes" or uniforms can be a bit unfashionable but on plus side the company pays for laundry service.

    Advice to Management

    Training during orientation needs to be more thorough and more immersed into the history and culture of the Disney company. It really sets the stage for a different approach to your new position within the company.

  2. Magical! My location made the working experience great.

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    Former Employee - Sales & Merchandise Hostess in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales & Merchandise Hostess in Chandler, AZ

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great floor leads and managers in merchandise locations. I worked in the busiest store at Disneyland, and work was always fun and exciting even on the craziest of days. Lots of opportunities to create magical moments for guests and families. Easy to get days off and switch shifts. Point system for sick/late days is fair. Free admission is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Low pay because the company knows people like working for Disney. You definitely work there because of the environment, not for the paycheck. Fortunately I was just there for an internship, and wasn't trying to support more than just myself with the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Full time employees can sometimes look down upon the interns that come to work there every semester. Encouraging those employees to welcome the interns would make a world of difference.

  3. The Mouse is Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, opportunity for growth, awesome brand

    Cons

    compensation varies on what part of Disney you work for. Sometimes below market.

    Advice to Management

    You have the best people, Don't let them leave over $$$$, retain them

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    Performer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    You meet so many great people here.

    Cons

    Well, as with all companies, more money would be nice.

  6. Full-Time

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    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

    lots of perks and discounts

    Cons

    extra long hours and short breaks

    Advice to Management

    care for cast members

  7. International College Program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A happy experience, the management are easy

    Cons

    Minimum wages, program is too short

  8. Manager, Standards and Practices

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful company with a quality brand.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Company is so large it can be overwhelming. Compensation is not competitive.

  9. It was the some of the best and worst days I've ever had. I would do it again.

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    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get lots of benefits although the pay is not great. If you're a disney fan, it's worth all the money you would spend on vacations there anyway. The training provided is the best I've ever been through and I met some of the best people I'll ever know.

    Cons

    Guest service is rough. People will yell at you and management was terrible in certain parts of the parks. They wouldn't advocate for you at all and didn't really care about your life.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to talk to your staff.

  10. Merchandise Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

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

    Pros

    It allows me to have different opportunities to move around in the company

    Cons

    the pay is not that great

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    Writer and Artist

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    Current Contractor - Cartoonist/Story/Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Cartoonist/Story/Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work on quality products.

    Cons

    Not enough snacks in the snack room.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having fun.

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