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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
820 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Amazing company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservation Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Reservation Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Unbelievable company! Unlimited personal growth and career advancement opportunities. Company values exceeded my expectations. Unlimited training opportunities. Best company I've seen in my 25 years of professional experience. I absolutely love it here and couldn't be happier!

    Cons

    Low starting pay, but benefits are exceptional and there is unlimited opportunity to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for this amazing company! Keep creating the Magic and stay true to Walt's values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Disney is a great company to work for when considering the benefits, perks and just purely magical experiences you have the potential of having with guests.

    Cons

    Under paid for the amount of undesirable things you have to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency is a must and less hand holding of people that do not respect or deserve the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company if you do not need money.

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    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Great perks, free entrance, good discount, cheap traveling.

    Cons

    They do not care about your schedule. Working hourly where everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep management in same area. Having them moved to different areas does not help us at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    culture, heritage, innovative thinking, great leadership

    Cons

    large, more time off, bureaucratic, too many black-out dates

  6.  

    There is no place like Disney for gaining valuable work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Strong work culture that you felt from property to property, from park to park. Thorough training program. Great opportunities to take your own learning and advancement into your own hands. I learned so much on how to treat guests with Disney-level hospitality.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be all over the place for DCP interns (I was fortunate to have a regular schedule when I was there the first time). There seems to be a lot of horizontal movement, which is great, but not as much vertical movement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great company to work for with good perks and great brand recognition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Ample training budget, company will pay for relocation expenses, and Disney perks are great for a family. There are several segments to the business and it depends on which segment you work in as to how happy you'll be. They're all different and feel like separate companies at times.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than working for a start-up. Disney legal is very strict about what you can/can't say about what you've accomplished while working for Disney. I would like to contribute back to the community on open source projects and that is very hard to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic experience, great people with a lot of opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Workforce Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Management

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great IE Experience in my internship. Supportive environment with many people to ask for help.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time offer

    Recommends
  10.  

    Magical Place To Work

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disney is a great place to work. The company benefits were outstanding, the best I ever had. I enjoy working in the creative department and seeing the magic being created.

    Cons

    Hard to move out of an Administrative Assistant role into a higher position. Assistants are expected to support numerous executives and can be stressful at times.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paranoid and deficient "management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    "The Happiest place on earth" - not There is a sense of euphoria of supporting a better world.

    Cons

    IN this one lesser known division and department, "Management" is not and does not. They are paranoid and deficient in skill. They beat down anyone who does a good job and does nothing to build morale or "mentor" toward development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SMILE! Respect the hard work people do. Mentor! Develop staff and yourself so you don;y have to run scared for your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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