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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
731 Reviews
3.8
731 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches (in 23 reviews)

  • The offices have a great work environment and positive, easy to get along with coworkers (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 26 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    provide QA services for US businesses

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Teams of very talented people

    Cons

    pay not as good as competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You'll love it or hate it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodial Guest Services  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Custodial Guest Services in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    great leaders, and co-workers, health insurance, direct deposit, great environment, and you get to make honest magic for guests every day.

    Cons

    working outside, hot summers, long nights, odd hours, guests can be mean sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they should ask their employees how they are doing on a regular basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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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.

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  5.  

    2 years of wasted time

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    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
  6.  

    Lobby Concierge

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    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
  7.  

    Painful

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    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
  8.  

    Really underpayed

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    Current Employee - Guest Relations Host  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Relations Host in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Perks are free park admission full medical and dental and some OT

    Cons

    Work way to much for way to little.NO support from leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give real feedback to help your team grow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for the resume, bad fore work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a great learning environment and looks awesome on a resume. Silver Passes are awesome.

    Cons

    You're always made to feel like you're about to be laid off. Can be quite heartless. Hard to get promoted. Many people leave and then come back to get raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Growing Experience in Customer Service.

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    Current Employee - Cast Member  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, Better than minimum wage pay, Experience, Friendly Co-Workers, Plenty of hours to work, lots of opportunities, Great Discounts.

    Cons

    Will NOT work with your schedule, Favoritism, not good enough pay for the work you actually do, lots of injuries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the wrong people, give more don't take away more, punish specific people not everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies in the world to work for! Great co-workers, great benefits. Every day at work is interesting, you meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    You may work some crazy hours, the resort operates 24/7. Be prepared to work on holidays.

    Recommends

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