Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated July 1, 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

    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.


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Software Engineering Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. RGSM

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. 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



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