Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
912 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    I loved working for the company. It was a great experience training and learning the culture and values of the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours may not be flexible, and if not full time hours can be as little as 10hours/week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for the Walt Disney Company has been an amazing, eye-opening, creative endeavor of development and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Communications in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Everyone you meet is happy and loves their job, because this is truly one of the most fun and exciting places to work in the world.

    Cons

    Communication teams are small and headcount is not often created, making it more difficult to find a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the interns grow and learn and connect while here, so we can flourish whether within the Company or elsewhere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disney

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good work
    Fun building games

    Cons

    Long term vision
    Lot of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some long term vision

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  5.  

    Magic.

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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

    Pros

    Your days are literally spent creating magic for perfect stangers and you get to become part of their vacation.

    Cons

    Morioka don't appreciate how difficult your job really is. You are the front line when somebody has a complaint you are the first one to hear about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast members break their backs and most of the time don't get recognized for doing well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Thorough training, You could be extended or released early if you wanted, co workers were friendly, it was a magical place to work, if you showed up on time you had the chance to stay past your college internship, always chance for promotions

    Cons

    Forced extensions sometimes, low pay for college interns, some management had no experience in prior management positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long long process to get hired.

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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

    Pros

    - Health care, 401k, Park passes

    Cons

    Everyone looks miserable and have been there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new people with fresh ideas and energy. An employee who does the bare minimum is just as dangerous as one that does nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sculptor in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Sculptor in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    It pays decent money for the work done.

    Cons

    No benefits. They hire through temp agency and keep people hired that way for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication directly with the primary art director would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, fun to be part of the magic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An inspiring company to work for with amazing co-workers to learn from. Opportunity to move and work within different business units. Great benefits, RRSP matching, yearly Theme Park passes and Disney Store discount. Flexible vacation policies.

    Cons

    Leadership upheavals and restructuring every 3-5 years, which greatly impacts department structure and creates an unstable and stressful working environment.

  10.  

    I had a great experience working for The Walt Disney Company but I was part of the College Program.

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Fun environment, get to interact with people a lot depending on your role, schedule varies, which can be fun.

    Cons

    Not necessarily being granted requested time off. I think the wages are low if you are not just doing the College Program for fun and are relying on the pay to support yourself or a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is so different depending on where yo work. I enjoyed working with my managers so I would say they did a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great benefits and pleasant culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, out in the sun, lower-level management and organization could use some patch work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly to be more organize, time and effort wasted in wrong areas based on poor managerial planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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