Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
800 Reviews
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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 33 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Magical experience!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks. Awesome benefits. Amazing on going training.

    Cons

    Working with a bunch of "characters".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership was superb!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enriching and magical.

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, experience, and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours, location, traffic, seasonal work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was one of the best companies I worked for.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company holds their brand at a high standard, and they take care of their employees. It was a team oriented company.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room to grow unless you moved to a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees more with their hard work, but other than that, management is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable pay. A challenging work environment.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. This place eats managers for lunch so the vision/plan at the group level is always changing. The review system is just a box to be checked by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the review process work both ways, some of the managers are truly awful and need a lot more guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A fun job that is unfortunately ending due to budget cuts

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    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    The chance to represent a world-wide respected brand as The Walt Disney Company on a local level was an experience I couldn't have found anywhere else.

    Cons

    Lots of weekend work. Long hours. Struggle keeping sales team. Some work locations would be hours away throughout Michigan or Ohio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change and please be prompt on all communication. Easy to let things slip through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company!

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    Current Employee - Reservation Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Reservation Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Unbelievable company! Unlimited personal growth and career advancement opportunities. Company values exceeded my expectations. Unlimited training opportunities. Best company I've seen in my 25 years of professional experience. I absolutely love it here and couldn't be happier!

    Cons

    Low starting pay, but benefits are exceptional and there is unlimited opportunity to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for this amazing company! Keep creating the Magic and stay true to Walt's values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Disney is a great company to work for when considering the benefits, perks and just purely magical experiences you have the potential of having with guests.

    Cons

    Under paid for the amount of undesirable things you have to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency is a must and less hand holding of people that do not respect or deserve the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company if you do not need money.

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    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great perks, free entrance, good discount, cheap traveling.

    Cons

    They do not care about your schedule. Working hourly where everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep management in same area. Having them moved to different areas does not help us at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    culture, heritage, innovative thinking, great leadership

    Cons

    large, more time off, bureaucratic, too many black-out dates

  11.  

    There is no place like Disney for gaining valuable work experience.

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    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Strong work culture that you felt from property to property, from park to park. Thorough training program. Great opportunities to take your own learning and advancement into your own hands. I learned so much on how to treat guests with Disney-level hospitality.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be all over the place for DCP interns (I was fortunate to have a regular schedule when I was there the first time). There seems to be a lot of horizontal movement, which is great, but not as much vertical movement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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