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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
740 Reviews
3.8
740 Reviews
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Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 31 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hard work but definitely worth it.

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks out for best interest of employee. Increased employee empowerment.

    Cons

    Getting hours are difficult if you are part-time despite being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people and distribute hours evenly.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    thanks, I think?

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In addition to the cache of having Disney on your resume, perks include:
    7 Commissaries
    multiple Starbucks
    babysitters onsite
    perks for carpooling, ridesharing, reimbursement for commuting expenses
    family- like culture (or attempts towards doing so, at least)
    free employee shuttles between work locations
    team- like atmosphere
    gym onsite
    a general sense of camaraderie and mutual respect just for being a part of Disney

    Cons

    completely blindsided when I was let go of. Management provided a nebulous explanation (at best) when I asked how I could have kept my job.. It was made clear I just didn't fit in, despite them giving every indication up until my firing that I was.

    co-workers are extremely fake and back biting. I observed co-workers attempting to spy on me and what I was doing throughout the day, even reporting back to managers about what I was up to. These were not supervisors- these were my peers.

    lots of young people wind up working here. The ones who make it have very conservative, back- stabbing, cut- throat corporate mindsets. You're either part of the mainstream "in crowd" or you're NOT. Personality is subtly discouraged. You are either meeting their silent expectations or you will be virtually ignored in hopes that you'll just "figure it out." This is the kind of place where they smile in your face as they twist the knife they ever so- swiftly stabbed you in the back with.

    you will be micro- managed as well as your work, your dress/ wardrobe, and general behavior will be scrutinized and nit picked to death, despite the illusion that it is a supportive, team like environment where you're part of a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people a chance before you dispose of them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great Disney atmosphere with great people

    Cons

    low pay even with commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun summer job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Really fun place for a first job

    Cons

    Limited growth within the recreation areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Strong employment brand that takes care of it's employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

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

    Pros

    Perks are great, strong growth potential if you show initiative, rich corporate heritage, strong brand identity

    Cons

    Large company = communication issues; leaders in some area's are micromanagers - but not all; change is slow to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great time good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people. Cast members and guests

    Cons

    Long hours for most shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line and see your efficiency increase

    Recommends
  8.  

    Long term Temporary secretary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    The beautiful lot and commissaries and depending on the department, the discount and park pass

    Cons

    Overworked and understaffed and awful office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the budget for the legal department!

  9.  

    Great benefits, cut throat corporate environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Interesting projects, current technology, great benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation with no personal connections. Middle management and executives without any employee loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to people who get the job done.

  10.  

    Crew Member

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    Current Employee - Road Crew Member  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Road Crew Member in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to promotion, and company values to their consumers

    Cons

    trouble switching schedules if conflicts arose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Stress free (relatively); coworkers are not horrible; management is decent; no complaints about perks

    Cons

    Nothing horrible, about the same as any other regular work place; maybe more flexibility?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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