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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
816 Reviews
3.7
816 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 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.  

    Dont expect a life if you work for disney

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Free park entry, percentage off merchandise, food, resorts

    Cons

    Pay is very low, expected to work all nights, weekends, holidays. I worked st reservation center, guests were very rude calling in. Every call had to be sent to.a guest survey svd if they didnt get discount or room they wanted they would fail your survey making incentives impossible to make incentuves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont make guests for important than cast members, pay better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Seniority rules all but in the end pros outweigh the cons

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

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

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park
    Large discounts on Disney property
    Discounts throughout the U.S.
    Lots of customer interaction
    Costumes get washed for you
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    If you do not have seniority you get no respect
    It is hard to get a schedule that you want
    Park hours can make for long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to climb the seniority latter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience-- learned a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, great experience and exposure to cool things

    Cons

    Leadership is completely detached from lower ranks. Politics override quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Disney is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Disney welcomes and values individual contributions and has a very good career development plan for employees. There are a lot of opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    The schedule is very demanding if you work in a center so that tends to limit how many years you can stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is very good at recognizing achievement - rewarding achievement - and getting career development plans correct. However a policy of deliberately pushing managers who are already achieving good results is not a formula that will keep people over the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well oil machine

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A very well oiled machine. They look after their employees with lots of perks , training opportunities. Work life balance is good except when a production is in full swing then be ready to put in a lot of over time.

    Cons

    Management run the studio and seem to protect their own during layoffs. There is always a divide between creative and management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Working at the Walt Disney Company was the perfect start for my professional career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    The culture of the company is very strong and you live it daily in all the processes and the way things are done.

    Cons

    The professional growth takes a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should take care of the creative side of the people and encourage them to grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience in radio promotions, event planning and execution, on air work and writing. Plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Did not get copy of work done. Not a much voice over work as would have liked

  11.  

    Payroll Associate

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    Former Employee - PAYROLL Associate in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - PAYROLL Associate in Celebration, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Disengaging work environment. Managers and supervisors weren't very friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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