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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
770 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 41 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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!

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture, nice management

    Cons

    Not much to say here as i enjoyed my contract with Disney

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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