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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
774 Reviews
3.8
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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 33 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.  

    very good experience, but hard to get promoted. good company overall, learned a lot of things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    I love to work there, training is good, benefit is very good too. free admission with three other friends, 20% discount with buying staff in the park.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted, some managers are not really care about the bottom line stuffs. but some are really good.

  2.  

    Good company, poor leadership in my division.

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, some good people.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and senior management unwilling to make changes; poor work life balance; no opportunity for advancement. Very political cultural and does not lean in the employee's favor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When almost an entire division is unhappy, look into why and make the necessary changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits and culture

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and great benefits

    Cons

    Low hourly pay and takes a lot of time to get to some work locations and be in costume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    thanks, I think?

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great Disney atmosphere with great people

    Cons

    low pay even with commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great time good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    The people. Cast members and guests

    Cons

    Long hours for most shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line and see your efficiency increase

    Recommends
  8.  

    Crew Member

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    Current Employee - Road Crew Member in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Road Crew Member in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to promotion, and company values to their consumers

    Cons

    trouble switching schedules if conflicts arose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Stress free (relatively); coworkers are not horrible; management is decent; no complaints about perks

    Cons

    Nothing horrible, about the same as any other regular work place; maybe more flexibility?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company-

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, exciting and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities in Seattle area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    studios

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Very good, I would do it again.

    Cons

    no cons, everything was very good.

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