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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
803 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 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.  

    Had a great time working for this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    The pay was kind of poor for the position.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Amazing company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great Place to work....

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place with many creative people, and I learn a lot about the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    Poor in work-life balance and No communication, strategy, or respect from top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Fantastic experience, great people with a lot of opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Workforce Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Management

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great IE Experience in my internship. Supportive environment with many people to ask for help.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time offer

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great company to work for with good perks and great brand recognition.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Ample training budget, company will pay for relocation expenses, and Disney perks are great for a family. There are several segments to the business and it depends on which segment you work in as to how happy you'll be. They're all different and feel like separate companies at times.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than working for a start-up. Disney legal is very strict about what you can/can't say about what you've accomplished while working for Disney. I would like to contribute back to the community on open source projects and that is very hard to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company which I love and will always be with me no matter where I may go.

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    Former Employee - Editor & Product Marketing Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Editor & Product Marketing Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Diversity and wonderful perks for cast members.
    Trainings are done professional and in a creative manner.

    Cons

    Company should get all cast members involve in decision-making that may or may not affect them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't ex-cast members be able to work for Disney offices in the states, with past experience from Disney offices from all around the world?

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