Walt Disney Company

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  1.  

    Worked there five years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    you will meet tons of people from all over the world and you will make great friends..

    Cons

    that's about it. meeting new people was the best part about the job, job itself sucked, no room for growth unless you know somebody, and leaders act like they want to help you then forget about you. Basically just a number in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Lots of brilliant people being held back by large corporate beaucrocy

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Lot's to learn.
    Some teams are working on fantastic projects.

    Cons

    Long hours on most teams.
    Lots of legacy stuff to support.
    Seattle team doesn't really get the Disney benefits. Free park pass is useless when you have to go to Florida or California to use it.
    Cigna for healthcare sucks bad in Washington and is the only option.
    Really hard to make real progress due to the corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on killing off legacy systems to reduce the support overhead. Offer better benefits in the Seattle office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Walt Disney - Food Service

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    Former Employee - Chef in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Chef in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Huge company a lot of opportunity for advancement. Great employee perks such as discounts, and admission for you and family to all parks.

    Cons

    Very strict with time off. Low pay rate for under management employees/cast members. High expectations with little compensation. Transportation to work location difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Valuable experience all around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A creatively driven company at its core; one that inspires and impresses with its ownership/dominance of the market. Highly driven, competitive, and economically sound. A place where you will find great talent.

    Cons

    Sheer size of the organization results in high degree of bureaucracy. A lot of cooks in the kitchen for every discipline. Decision paralysis resulting from too much time taken on consensus building. Resistance to change in many respects, traditions that hold back new ideas. Changing career paths or crossing over into another area of the company is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is so much untapped talent in the employee base - it remains untapped because upper level management doesn't recognize creativity on the part of anyone who doesn't have the words "Creative Director of ___" in their job title. A good idea shouldn't be ignored because of who or where it comes from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still Has The Magic...

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Smart, talented, passionate people
    - World class, global entertainment brands. The caliber of content, products, and experiences that Disney creates is consistently top notch.
    - Great resume builder
    - Interesting, challenging work
    - Powerful infrastructure/resources available
    - Many opportunities for advancement or learning new businesses. I think some people can get bogged down in staying in one division but if you're open to change, it's fairly easy to move within the company and try something new.
    - Recently updated vacation policy (salaried employees start with 3 weeks)
    - Great benefits (Insurance, 401k, pension, tuition reimbursement, etc.) and perks (Silver Pass, discounts, screenings, Macs, etc.)
    - Dining Do's: Walt's Chili in the Commissary and a handful of great lunch options in nearby Toluca Lake (Mo's, Olive & Thyme, Sweetsalt, Arde's)

    Cons

    - Layoffs happen constantly. If not in your division/department... somewhere else in the company. If they're not happening today...there are rumors that they're about to happen. Re-org, re-structure, lather, rinse, repeat. This can leave you with a "What if we're next?" anxiety and a sense that everyone is replaceable.
    - Politics, politics, politics
    - "Decision by committee" culture
    - Some teams understaffed
    - Promotions happen at a snail's pace and largely in designated cycles. When they do happen....
    - ....the inability to negotiate salary when promoted internally is frustrating but not unique to Disney.
    - Dining Don'ts: A few years ago, they replaced McCormick & Schmicks on Riverside with The Claim Jumper. Do not eat at The Claim Jumper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service Delivery Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    There are numerous opportunities for a broad range of careers. Also, the work/life balance is pretty excellent in most of the Disney segments.

    Cons

    It's really easy to become specialized in such a big organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic, atmosphere is fantastic

    Cons

    Feeling like just a number

  9.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great company loved everything about working at Disney

    Cons

    Only issue is the long hours- if you don't like it this isn't the job for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wonderful and always improving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Good pay, great resume builder/stepping stone,

    Cons

    Long hours, no 401k for first yr

  11.  

    DIsney College Program Food and Beverage Intern

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    Former Employee - QSR in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - QSR in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Interning at Walt Disney World was a great glimpse into what a major company has to offer. Great experience, fast paced, and overall good place to network.

    Cons

    Long hours can definitely make you exhausted during shifts that overlap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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