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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
866 Reviews
3.7
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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 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Seniority rules all but in the end pros outweigh the cons

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park
    Large discounts on Disney property
    Discounts throughout the U.S.
    Lots of customer interaction
    Costumes get washed for you
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    If you do not have seniority you get no respect
    It is hard to get a schedule that you want
    Park hours can make for long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to climb the seniority latter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Call Center in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Call Center in Celebration, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    dont have to be out in the heat

    Cons

    supper sticked policy, out of date equipment, you get in trouble if a member gives you a bad servay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience in radio promotions, event planning and execution, on air work and writing. Plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Did not get copy of work done. Not a much voice over work as would have liked

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disney Cares More About Profits than People

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

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

    Pros

    Studio lot is a great campus, good benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Very hard for woman to rise about a certain level. Does not promote career advancement. Layoffs occurred with the company doing virtually nothing for those who suffered from job elimination; 6 months later the company had the highest stock gains, record breaking finances, and yet tried to do it with the least personnel possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disney has a reputation for not caring, and the actions of the company in the past two years are an example of this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Disney is a cool brand that everyone recognizes. Cool coworkers.

    Cons

    IT Management will over override engineers on technical decisions. This is done without regard to the stability and availability of the systems. This top down approach makes it nearly impossible to improve the state of the current system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happiest Place On Earth?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady work, met some nice people.

    Cons

    Worked in finance with an all male management and it was a chouvenist pig's delight. Very sexist atmosphere. Hopefully, things have changed since I worked there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I've worked at Disney for 4 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Its a comfortable place to work at with tons of hours

    Cons

    Have to know people to move up in the company, work six days, pay not much

  11.  

    Account coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Paceful environment and work place

    Cons

    Overworked most times but balanced

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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