Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
784 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    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
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  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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?

  6.  

    Fantastic Company

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    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
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    The Walt Disney Company is a magical company

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    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Enjoyed immensely

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    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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  10.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

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    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
  11.  

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

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    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

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