Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. Magical! My location made the working experience great.

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    Former Employee - Sales & Merchandise Hostess in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales & Merchandise Hostess in Chandler, AZ

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great floor leads and managers in merchandise locations. I worked in the busiest store at Disneyland, and work was always fun and exciting even on the craziest of days. Lots of opportunities to create magical moments for guests and families. Easy to get days off and switch shifts. Point system for sick/late days is fair. Free admission is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Low pay because the company knows people like working for Disney. You definitely work there because of the environment, not for the paycheck. Fortunately I was just there for an internship, and wasn't trying to support more than just myself with the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Full time employees can sometimes look down upon the interns that come to work there every semester. Encouraging those employees to welcome the interns would make a world of difference.

  2. Manager, Standards and Practices

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful company with a quality brand.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Company is so large it can be overwhelming. Compensation is not competitive.

  3. The Disney experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and educational at the same time. Learnt a lot, the people were very nice and had an absolute blast.

    Cons

    It was far from work and I did not have any compensation for the traveling expenses- but th base salary was great for an internship so- no complains!

    Advice to Management

    The internship workload was minimal and very unstructured. I'd have liked for the work load to be sketched out at least vaguely before hiring interns.

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  5. Sr. Functional Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition, work life balance, excellent benefits and perks. Smart, creative talented people.

    Cons

    Complex systems and little documentation. Locally dispersed teams makes for difficult team cohesiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within and doing what you're doing.

  6. Great organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leaders and positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Advancement is very competitive and network based.

  7. Very friendly and open to allowing one to learn.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone wants to be there and loves their job. The work is challenging and rewarding. They also have some great perks.

    Cons

    If you don't buy into the system it'll be tough. This is true regardless of the field you are in too.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Writer and Artist

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    Current Contractor - Cartoonist/Story/Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Cartoonist/Story/Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work on quality products.

    Cons

    Not enough snacks in the snack room.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having fun.

  9. VACATION PLANNER

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An amazing environment to work in. Very well training process with amazing benefits. Great working shifts, in a very respectful environment

    Cons

    Low salary. They are very strict with the rules, regulations and Disney standards, which is great, but the salary could be better for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better salaries to improve working environment and therefor continue to improve guests satisfaction.

  10. Server

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Love it. Great company to work for

    Cons

    None. Follow the rules which are easy and be proactive

  11. absolutely wonderful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    staff is very friendly and i gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    pay could be a little better but it's good for seasonal work.

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