Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
773 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 41 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 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Encouraging and flexible.
    Progression within the wider company

    Cons

    progression in a department and overseas transfer

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

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Disney has great perks and compensation packages and allows employees to balance work-life duties. They take pride in having an educated and enthusiastic attitude towards employees and encourage new ideas.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of CONs at The Walt Disney company. They take steps to motivate and encourage additional training and education to enhance the employees contributions to the company. Depending on your education and role pay scale could be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are superior to most other companies and creative thinking is encouraged. A wonderful workplace environment to grow and develop your career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Happiest Place On earth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Theme characters everywhere in all the parks at each location!

    Cons

    Getting to the front of lines can be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grease the walk ways

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  5.  

    Enjoyed immensely

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, employee discounts and employee/family events on the studio lot. There really was a sense of family. You feel proud knowing the company's long history and innovative spirit. Great values overall and work/life balance is emphasized. Very synergistic company meaning that you learn about the rest of the company which is fascinating.

    Cons

    They do have a lot of reorganizations - sometimes it feels like they proceed with some projects too quickly without enough research or resources ultimately leading to undesirable results and revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider a development or mentorship program for employees below manager level.

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  6.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good pay, some of the best co-workers to work with and some great perks such as the cereal cart in the mornings, free park passes, Disney silver pass, Disney discounts at the Disney store, and on a variety of products online, in stores, restaurants, you name it!

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not much room for advancement depending on which Business Unit your work for, however that could be different for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to network and learn from a fortune 500 company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disney provides so much opportunities if you seek them out. I can so much personal growth and confidence while working with other cast and guest. I have so much magical memories that I share with others.

    Cons

    Pay is standard and there is not much room for negotiation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback in the beginning and not just the end of the your review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the Disney company just under 13 years before I left. I started right out of HS and was able to grow as a professional through many different positions there. Top notch training and some of the best leaders I have ever worked for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Internal equity. As someone who worked there for so long (and in HR so I knew what people around me were making) I saw some inequality in the salaries. They should pay the people who have dedicated so many years to the company the same as those hired from the outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work but definitely worth it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Looks out for best interest of employee. Increased employee empowerment.

    Cons

    Getting hours are difficult if you are part-time despite being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people and distribute hours evenly.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Crew Member

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    Current Employee - Road Crew Member in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Road Crew Member in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to promotion, and company values to their consumers

    Cons

    trouble switching schedules if conflicts arose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    studios

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Very good, I would do it again.

    Cons

    no cons, everything was very good.

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