Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
855 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.  

    Rewarding and bothersome

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    Former Employee - Character Performer
    Former Employee - Character Performer

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

    Pros

    As a former character performer, the thing I enjoyed most was the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the "Make A Wish" children. In addition to this, I also found the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and work alongside them rewarding and exciting.

    Cons

    Disney is known for the magic it brings, however working there it became clear early on Walt's dream was not being well kept up. Rather than enjoying time with each guest, as a character performer, it was more about getting through the line of guests as quick as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Walt's dream. Allow the characters more freedom and let them create magic for each guest rather than allotting them only moments for a picture and autograph.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and grow in your career.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be mixed depending where you work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    different roles available most are low paying

    Cons

    there are none that i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Being a Cast Member

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    Former Employee - Custodial Busser in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Custodial Busser in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Work with fun people.

    Variety in work hours.

    Can have multiple jobs working in the parks so it's never too boring.

    Good perks if you love Disney in general.

    Cons

    Hard to find transfer opportunities to other departments.

    Difficult to advance up the chain.

    Some things get neglected by management no matter how many times it's reported.

    People with less seniority get more hours than people who have been with the company longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Client Services Coordinator Internship

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    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Freedom to choose own breaks, very little in-office time, free park admission, discounts, and admission to some really neat private events.

    Cons

    Not widely respected among office environment, often hard to advance with company after internship ends. Also split off days wasn't really ideal for events and time-off was sometimes a nightmare to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more networking assistance for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work, opportunity for advancement can be hard to find

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Caring management and coworkers
    Good work life balance
    Great culture around the office
    Everyone is always willing to share and help

    Cons

    Difficult to find visibility when successful
    Hard to move up unless you are willing to move across often

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    na

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    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
  9.  

    working for disney

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA

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

    Pros

    discounts on merchandise,parks,and other associations.plus other company perks

    Cons

    wish the always changing management team was more efficien.t

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you get to know the team you have so they can feel appreciated.

  10.  

    Great infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great training, opportunity if grab it, great leaders when you find them and great perks and support

    Cons

    Low compensation, no competitive salaries and very little accountability for leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation to fair industry standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to Work

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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 and Excellent Work life.

    Cons

    Nothing to specify

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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