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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
779 Reviews
3.7
779 Reviews
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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 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing place to start my young career.

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    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
  2.  

    awful

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    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 an 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
  3.  

    Does Not Deserve Top 25 Ranking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Stress Low Pay

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    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
  6.  

    not enough pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    free tickets and discounts on merchandise

    Cons

    struggle to pay bills and survive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    No pros I can think of.

    Cons

    Worst company you could ever imagine working for. I worked in a professional field and from day one was not provided mentoring or guidance one would expect from a company as big as Disney.

    I have worked for another Fortune 250 company prior to Disney and it was far superior. One major con is the fact the leaders criticize yet don't help you improve. The term "feedback is a gift" is regularly thrown around to sugar coat the constant berating by colleagues and leaders. If you are offered a job here, think long and hard before accepting. I can honestly say it was the worst professional experience of my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and develop them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Visit the parks, but pass on working at Disney

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It is a well recognized brand. Free passes to the park for you and your family.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours and obsolete technology means you will be very frustrated. The company embodies "group think" and so great ideas are squashed if a committee doesn't agree. Expect to be micromanaged as even Vice Presidents are involved in daily bug triage meetings. Very reactionary leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead instead of reacting after the fact.
    Trust your team and delegate authority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    someone once said- disney is penny smart but dollar stupid.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    They'll tell you all you want to hear, promise you the world.

    Cons

    They have no problem lying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to people and be honest in your response. Its ok to say no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No chance for career development
    No chance for increasing salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offer good medical coverage insurance for all employees
    On time payment

    Cons

    No development career based on professional achievements
    No training for employees since 3 years ago
    No international possibilities
    No local empowerment
    No clear information about salaries for positions
    Part time requests due to maternity are penalized with no further development career
    No enough qualiffied Senior Management
    Promotions and recognitions are very limited and sometimes the way they are given is not very fair or at least clear. A lot of managers were promoted tiem ago just based on the time that had been working there, but not because their achievemnets or contributions. This has created a very bad management team in some cases.

    Salary is not very good either compared to its competitors in Spain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluation of professionals based on functions and excellence in performance
    More focus on proper strategy regarding human resources
    Offer international career
    Offer training
    Offer career development
    Focus on talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Non availability of work hours

    Current Employee - Housekeeper
    Current Employee - Housekeeper

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

    Pros

    A Hawaiʻi Resort that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions in a quiet great area.

    Cons

    I'm applied for a full time job.
    I had been on call since 4 weeks and had not been given a single hour to work......

    Doesn't Recommend

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