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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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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.  

    thanks, I think?

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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!

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  5.  

    No chance for advancement in company unless you know someone personally that work for company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Children are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    The hours not always consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees and consideration of the time your employees give to you to meet all the companies needs.

  6.  

    2 years of wasted time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attractions Host  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is awesome. Going to the parks for free is amazing. Its so much fun to see the happiness that you bring every single day to people.

    Cons

    Pay (in Orlando) is sub-par. People who work there are usually stuck there forever because they can't move up because of education, they can't save any money or go back to school, and can never leave. Also, the work gets very tedious. Moving up can be impossible, even with the right level of education. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the managers that Cast Members say are amazing. Get rid of the ones that every Cast Member hates, it really shows something about their character.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lobby Concierge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lobby Cncierge  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Lobby Cncierge in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    I had made good friends through the years

    Cons

    Favoritism, lack of career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and show your employees that you care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Painful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Kind people that are easy to work with up to about the first level of Management, but after that they care little about what they do to the people below them or how they treat them. View the people as raw resources they use up and throw away at will or at any time.

    Cons

    Ironically the poor ethics and morals of the company involving at least middle/upper management which is completely in contrast with the external image the company portrays. As one Director once told me "it's not about the people". Very poor career advancement and educational opportunities. Poor work-life balance. No loyalty to the employee at all regardless of the quality of that employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the teachings of Walt Disney and put them into practice rather than just give them lip service. Don't trust information provided solely by those that directly report to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Disney is such an amazing company, its easy to want to come to work.

    Cons

    Nothing really to say negatively, its like any other large company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior software enginnering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Office culture, perks, personal growth. ALL GOOD :)

    Cons

    Product planning should be improved.

  11.  

    Amazing company with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attractions Host  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chances for development around different corners, able to transfer into different fields over time. Access to the parks are the best

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best out there. Management didn't always have the Cast members best interests in mind when it comes to well-being and health at times. Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that cast will get exhausted if they continue to be scheduled long hours

    Recommends

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