Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. Front Desk Host

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

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to interact with guests on one to one basis without being in a theme park.. Continual training to stay on top of guest and industry trends. Great perks( theme park admission, discounts). Great opportunities to cross train and move around company.

    Cons

    Pay, standing for long periods, some "costumes" or uniforms can be a bit unfashionable but on plus side the company pays for laundry service.

    Advice to Management

    Training during orientation needs to be more thorough and more immersed into the history and culture of the Disney company. It really sets the stage for a different approach to your new position within the company.

  2. Mouse costume actor.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of interaction with public. Love to dress up in Disney outfits.

    Cons

    Summers can be real hot in the suit, park visitors can be real jerks at times!

    Advice to Management

    More breaks, and lots of cool drinks in an air conditioned space.

  3. Produce content for marketing studio

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free park entry, some free movie screenings, and discounts to resorts and cruises.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor inexperienced middle-managers, lots of bureaucracy

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  5. The Mouse is Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, opportunity for growth, awesome brand

    Cons

    compensation varies on what part of Disney you work for. Sometimes below market.

    Advice to Management

    You have the best people, Don't let them leave over $$$$, retain them

  6. 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.

  7. Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brand; Everyone is proud to be part of the Brand and that the work they do is part of that.

    Cons

    I worked in the NYC offices, which were very different from the California offices. NY was much more in-flexible, did not offer the same employee perks, and, overall was much harder one their employees. As well, very long hours, and,lower salary, bonus, etc than can get in non-entertainment industries.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexibility to employees, as hours are very long; offer same perks in NYC as have in California;

  8. International College Program

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

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A happy experience, the management are easy

    Cons

    Minimum wages, program is too short

  9. Full-Time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

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

    Pros

    lots of perks and discounts

    Cons

    extra long hours and short breaks

    Advice to Management

    care for cast members

  10. High expectations, low pay-Walt Disney travel Co

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    Current Employee - Reservation Sales Agent in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Reservation Sales Agent in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Disneyland entrance, free parking.

    Cons

    low pay, no commission, not flexible with schedule needs. They want you to be fully available but only give you 20-25 hours a week if part-time.

  11. Release Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment.
    Healthy work like balance.

    Cons

    Heavy contractor usage and high turnover.

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