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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
817 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 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.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Fantastic.

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    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    There's a reputation for a reason. The training, care, details, time, effort, all of it...absolutely worth every second of my life and I suggest everyone at some point in their lives work for Disney.

    Cons

    Hours can be a little extensive at times, but that's to be expected in any hospitality industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the needs of the guest with the needs of the team and business more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Amazing company!

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    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
  9.  

    Great Place to work....

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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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