Walt Disney Company

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  1.  

    Disney still a magical place

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    Former Employee - Video Producer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    The company strives to stay relevant, always takes a creative approach to entertainment.

    Cons

    A bit management top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow creatives to do their job, during management meeting set goals to accomplish, don't just meet for the sake of meeting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    College Program Internship

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    Former Intern - College Program in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - College Program in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    -Met many wonderful, now life-long friends through this internship. All of us share a love of Disney, and were excited to be "part of the magic".
    -Free park entrances to all parks, plus 18 guest passes for friends and family.
    -Great discounts at Disney hotels and cruises, etc.
    -Decent merchandise and food/bev. discount around the holidays.
    -Every job I have applied for or had after this internship was impressed-not many make it through their college program, especially with a spotless record. This is a great internship to have on your resume!
    -Can request certain days off and will be given them if no one else higher than you wants off.

    Cons

    -Insanely long work hours, with low pay (I had a slight salary increase due to role in attractions/entertainment).
    -Working on holidays (I expected this, but I worked 7-7:30 from Dec 23rd-Jan 2nd) Overtime pay was nice though.
    -Intense physical appearance requirements that could affect many- hair color, facial hair, nail polish color/nail length, tattoo restrictions, costume checks, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent college grads are a great market- they often have no solid job lined up for after Disney- offer them full-time employment in their role if space allows/help them transfer! I had many friends who wanted to be kept on full (or even part) time, but instead went home and now moved back to be seasonal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, Great perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Benefits at TWDC are top-notch, and the perks are unmatched if you have a family. Being able to put employment with this company on your resume opens a ton of doors when it comes time to seeking a new opportunity.

    Cons

    The company is very siloed, so it's a hard place to solidly expand your skills. Additionally, the company doesn't promote from within as much as you would initially think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your existing talent pool when searching for the right fit for openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long long process to get hired.

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    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
  6.  

    Its a good company

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    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
  7.  

    ok company with great benefits. If you want a life full time is not for you.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with park perks.
    Good managers.

    Cons

    Crazy schedule, full time means no personal time. Especially in the magic kingdom. Park hours get extended all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of opportunity to move up, for the past 2 years they have been on a manager hire freeze. Except if you are an intern you can basically go right into management. While regular cast members have to sit back and watch while we have to wait for the freeze to be over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Cheap labor but get to gain a lot of experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Living in Florida warm weather meeting people from all over the world networking

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement. Low wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a liveable wage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    It's the most Magical place on earth

    Cons

    There isn't an opportunity for advancement or increase in salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits. Decent Pay. Fine place to work.

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    Former Contractor - Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Coordinator in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Location. Free tickets to Disneyland. Casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not much room to move into other departments. Not much room for growth unless you make friends with the right people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The Mouse survives and thrives in spite of itself

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good health plan, 401k, park tickets,

    Cons

    Siloed business units, Tons of waste, Narcissistic leadership, Cronyism, Continual "reorgs" that fuel the dysfunction they are designed to quelch. Your boss gets credit for your work, you get nothing. The politics are mind numbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Happiest Place on Earth is an oppressive grind.
    Promote from within for a change, I watched you bring in total idiots over and over wasting time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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