Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Overall leadership understands the need for work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits for Disney lovers (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 36 reviews)

  • Working a variety of long hours (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Lead Mechanical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good family run company; great values.

    Cons

    Small business, everyone pulls their own.

    Advice to Management

    none at this point in time.


  2. VP Finance & Planning

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, World class entertainment

    Cons

    Politics, nepotism, too much bureaucracy


  3. Helpful (1)

    Had its ups and down

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    Former Employee - Fast Pass Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Fast Pass Cast Member in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Fun Coworkers Able to "create the magic" that so many people come to experience at WDW FREE admission to the parks, as well as free parking and discounts on merchandise and hotels.

    Cons

    ALOT of walking ALOT of standing on your feet all day You will deal with unruly guests who are irritated at things that are out of your control Can be easy to get confused with the electronic employee system that Disney uses at the park. Was a far drive for me the pay isn't the best Have to act happy all the time, (can be a con, was a PRO for me!)

    Advice to Management

    I would say that management does a good job, I didn't really get to learn all that they do so I can't really say much. I could say that the managers could be more interactive with the crew, like checking up on the team, making sure they are as comfortable as possible etc.


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  5. Disney review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of projects and a good place to work. There are a lot of good people to work with and the atmosphere, well, it's Disneyland.

    Cons

    Long commute and the 5 freeway is always very busy. some days it took me 3 hours each way.


  6. Truly Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing perks, supportive leadership, magical corporate culture, true sense of being valued, respected & empowered

    Cons

    Pay is not great (but the perks/benefits can make up for this depending on your situation). Like any large company there can be bad apples (both co-workers and leaders), policies you disagree with from time to time, day to day job frustrations, and it is a business so there is still work to be done despite the temptations of fun to had

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great traditions on which the company was founded. The hard working members of the Disney family provide world class service and create innovative products that are second to none!


  7. Web Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Burbank, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! Coworkers are great Work is creative and meaningful Lots of growth

    Cons

    Can't think of anything! Hum. Well maybe the commute The campus is large Meetings

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  8. alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, great company,good hours

    Cons

    angry guests where i worked was dark


  9. Great Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above min wage, fun, meet cool people

    Cons

    working late, horrible outfits, not understanding international language

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Sr Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Disney has a great culture, and I love the team I work at - there's good work-life balance and senior leaders are fair. The people are very nice overall, and the work is always interesting because of Disney's strong storytelling brand.

    Cons

    Disney is a very hierarchical company, so mobility and promotion can be difficult and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employee development.


  11. Cast Member

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Muppeteer & Performer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Muppeteer & Performer in Orlando, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Exposure and chance to learn different types of skills.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize talent better.



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