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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
771 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    management, strong leadership, development, company vallues

    Cons

    flexible work hours and salary

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    DATG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the best managers I've ever worked under. Great articulation of the company's brand. Corporate culture great for employees with children. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Moving up can be challenging. At times very political. Unless you work in Burbank or Orlando, it can feel very disconnected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Relationship driven company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities for both personal & professional growth, strong brand, lots of diversity, ability to stay with one company but do multiple different jobs, easy to establish a network of people in all lines of business to help achieve goals, company culture ensures everyone develops excellent guest service skills, great internship programs for college students to start their careers

    Cons

    Large corporation where you can sometimes feel completely replaceable, long work hours if you work within theme park operations or resort operations, being the company is so large it is hard to know all the answers to guest questions & you are taught to very say "I don't know"

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  5.  

    The best team ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    A lot of benefits good cast members and helpful staff is really good work for disney and is a good feeling be part of the team.

    Cons

    None that I find but it will be great if the cafeteria is more cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up guys your making it great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Unlimited access to parks and studios, which is wonderful.

    Cons

    A lot of old projects you might need to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love the company but disappointed with the politics...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits if you are a Disney fan.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics - you need to get in with the right people if you expect to move anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job when hiring internal candidates - 9 times out of 10 they are there because they love the company but it's VERY discouraging to know that someone coming from outside the company will make a lot more than you because "you are an internal candidate and they can't jump your base salary that much."

  8.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Supportive, Opportunities for personal growth in your career interests, as an hourly - can change work locations every 6 months, as a manager - diversity in responsibilities, numerous volunteer opportunities and to get involved into areas you support. Empowered to make decisions to assist your guest, life-time memories as you create a positive impact on guests vacations.

    Cons

    As a manager, long hours, inconsistent shifts, little balance. Personal development is independent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the individual manager, regardless of level, for their personal development and need to change work locations to keep challenging themselves and diversify their experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very positive environment..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working Lead Food & Beverage in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Working Lead Food & Beverage in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Disney is an unbelievable company when it comes to guest service and providing nothing short of the very best service for them. They will give you top notch training and the rest is up to you. You pretty much get what you put in.

    Cons

    A lot of young people work here so it can feel like high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time learning what your cast does on a daily basis so you have a better understanding what they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    System Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere would be the best reason to work here. While you are there to work, it doesn't hurt that everyone you interact with is almost always in a good mood!

    Cons

    The split between upper management and employees can be difficult at time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Training, Support, Experiences and development

    Cons

    Limited movement, location, fredon to express yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your teams and support them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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