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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
803 Reviews
3.7
803 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 33 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working for Disney is like a childhood dream come true but nothing for sensitive individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for anyone that loves Disney characters and movies. That makes up for all the negative things that happen there.

    Cons

    If you are sensitive you won't last there. Most people are only looking out for themselves and won't hesitate to push you down if they feel they can get an advantage out of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try uniting the team and putting less pressure on employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Had a great time working for this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    The pay was kind of poor for the position.

  3.  

    Great company to develop your career if you really want it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Very fair system of scheduling and working. Managers are committed to your development.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer from one location to another or to most desired location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your cast members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Magical experience!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks. Awesome benefits. Amazing on going training.

    Cons

    Working with a bunch of "characters".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership was superb!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enriching and magical.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, experience, and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours, location, traffic, seasonal work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This was one of the best companies I worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    This company holds their brand at a high standard, and they take care of their employees. It was a team oriented company.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room to grow unless you moved to a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees more with their hard work, but other than that, management is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun and Exciting at first, lack of fair advancement upsetting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recreation-Slide Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Recreation-Slide Operator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great perks as mentioned in previous reviews, meet lifelong friends from across the globe.

    Cons

    Very low pay, advancement opportunities seem unfair, mandatory OT, and just generally treated not well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A fun job that is unfortunately ending due to budget cuts

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    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    The chance to represent a world-wide respected brand as The Walt Disney Company on a local level was an experience I couldn't have found anywhere else.

    Cons

    Lots of weekend work. Long hours. Struggle keeping sales team. Some work locations would be hours away throughout Michigan or Ohio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change and please be prompt on all communication. Easy to let things slip through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's Disney! Yay?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Kids and friends will think you hit the lottery working for the big D.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor you will be replaced shortly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher full-time employees and show the work force you respect artist and their families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable pay. A challenging work environment.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. This place eats managers for lunch so the vision/plan at the group level is always changing. The review system is just a box to be checked by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the review process work both ways, some of the managers are truly awful and need a lot more guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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