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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
869 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.  

    na

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Call Center in Celebration, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    dont have to be out in the heat

    Cons

    supper sticked policy, out of date equipment, you get in trouble if a member gives you a bad servay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disney Cares More About Profits than People

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Studio lot is a great campus, good benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Very hard for woman to rise about a certain level. Does not promote career advancement. Layoffs occurred with the company doing virtually nothing for those who suffered from job elimination; 6 months later the company had the highest stock gains, record breaking finances, and yet tried to do it with the least personnel possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disney has a reputation for not caring, and the actions of the company in the past two years are an example of this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Dont expect a life if you work for disney

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Free park entry, percentage off merchandise, food, resorts

    Cons

    Pay is very low, expected to work all nights, weekends, holidays. I worked st reservation center, guests were very rude calling in. Every call had to be sent to.a guest survey svd if they didnt get discount or room they wanted they would fail your survey making incentives impossible to make incentuves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont make guests for important than cast members, pay better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paranoid and deficient "management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    "The Happiest place on earth" - not There is a sense of euphoria of supporting a better world.

    Cons

    IN this one lesser known division and department, "Management" is not and does not. They are paranoid and deficient in skill. They beat down anyone who does a good job and does nothing to build morale or "mentor" toward development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SMILE! Respect the hard work people do. Mentor! Develop staff and yourself so you don;y have to run scared for your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not Very Magical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Free Park Tickets
    Discounted resorts stays
    Discounted Recreation
    Discounted Dininig
    Paid Training

    Cons

    compensation is way below average, the work life balance they preach about is non existent and forget about moving up within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider practicing what you preach and mayve pretend to even know how to relate to your cast members

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Stressfull

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent, Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent, Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    They offer you free trips to San diego zoo,Sea World and some vendors bring in lunch

    Cons

    High stress,High turn over.If you are not a good seller do not take! If you are in the bottom 20 twice you will be separated from company! If you have 1 disciplinary even for dress code or bottom 20 say bye bye to that raise that is actually call a cost of living pay! transferred from Disneyland they get their cost of living increase no matter what!if you get a new phone system train everyone don't hand out a sheet of how too!
    Phone system sucks if you are not doing well in sells Document any problems and send to home email!They will try to get rid of you with out proof you could possibility lose out on Un Employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees if cast members are cross trained they should be paid more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Amazing place to start my young career.

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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

    Pros

    Working for a company that truly values their employees.

    Cons

    I have not come across any cons. I love working for Disney.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    none nope not good very bad

    Cons

    too many to count waste of time, disney tax kills productivity and innovation, large bureaucratic company, fragmented teams, poor communication throughout, no opportunities to advance career, most people leave and choose to come back later as a means of self-promotion, very little collaboration, hr does not care, poor compensation,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership = dysfunctional, a big political circus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Does Not Deserve Top 25 Ranking

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Theme park tickets. Seriously, get your experience and then run for the door.

    Cons

    Non-existent work-life balance. Incompetent lower level executives are championed and retained. HR thinks staff turnover is healthy. A unique company history is not enough to make the top 25 list for culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people above market, not below.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Stress Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Concierge in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Concierge in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You do get to go into the Parks for free and get a discount on Disney Merchandise

    Cons

    Time off is based on seniority, long hours, poor communication, schedules are messed up all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend

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