Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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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. Great leadership and investment in staff make this an awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The company invests in the development of its employees. There is great work life balance, friendly people, 3 weeks paid vacation, good benefits, and the silver pass that gets you into almost any Disney park in the world for free! (with the exception of Paris and Tokyo)!

    Cons

    compensation is not quite as competitive in terms of talent market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this would probably be more geared toward compensation leaders. To keep ourselves competitive in the job market, we need to offer competitive comp to attract top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Awesome experience, as fan of Disney, this was a dream come true.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    They have lots of benefits, discounts, gifts. I felt very happy and comfortable.

    Cons

    The only cons is that me and every team worldwide were laid off. The same day they told us "today is your last day at the company" so it was a completely surprise for everyone. But "things" happen, I am very grateful for the experience I had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone was very openminded and nice. Always able to help and encourage employer's improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Prove your value. great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great company to work for as long as you're willing to work for it and prove your value to the company. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Depending on what division you're in, politics may be heavy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. You become a family and work as a team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Benefits and it's Walt Disney.

    Cons

    Nothing applied in this section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fabulous experience working for a Fortune 500 company

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    Former Intern - PAID Merchandise in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - PAID Merchandise in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Learning the culture of a Disney Cast Member, paid internship, seminars, behind the "magic" tours, free admission

    Cons

    Interns work a lot of hours depending on the location you're casted, limited amount of time between training and cast members first day on stage (working), bud transportation is unreliable. Limited amount of "call-in" days before termination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was lucky enough to have a great management team that supervised me. Most were very understanding if difficult situations arose, and they were always there to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. This is a company you will be proud to be a part of

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, great leadership, products are great, collaboration is key, strong relationship building skills required, the goals of the company are clear and everyone is going in the same direction, global company, stability and growth

    Cons

    Big ship may not be as nimble, depending on people or department, may have political environment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your internal employees with raises and market pay, the external ones are getting it so it's almost like your punishing those that have been with Disney (get out of the "I have to leave and comeback to grow especially in pay)" mentality.

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  8. Working for the Walt Disney Company has been an amazing, eye-opening, creative endeavor of development and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Everyone you meet is happy and loves their job, because this is truly one of the most fun and exciting places to work in the world.

    Cons

    Communication teams are small and headcount is not often created, making it more difficult to find a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the interns grow and learn and connect while here, so we can flourish whether within the Company or elsewhere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Magic.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Your days are literally spent creating magic for perfect stangers and you get to become part of their vacation.

    Cons

    Morioka don't appreciate how difficult your job really is. You are the front line when somebody has a complaint you are the first one to hear about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast members break their backs and most of the time don't get recognized for doing well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Excellent company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Thorough training, You could be extended or released early if you wanted, co workers were friendly, it was a magical place to work, if you showed up on time you had the chance to stay past your college internship, always chance for promotions

    Cons

    Forced extensions sometimes, low pay for college interns, some management had no experience in prior management positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great benefits and pleasant culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, out in the sun, lower-level management and organization could use some patch work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly to be more organize, time and effort wasted in wrong areas based on poor managerial planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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