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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
803 Reviews
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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 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not Very Magical

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

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

    Pros

    Free Park Tickets
    Discounted resorts stays
    Discounted Recreation
    Discounted Dininig
    Paid Training

    Cons

    compensation is way below average, the work life balance they preach about is non existent and forget about moving up within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider practicing what you preach and mayve pretend to even know how to relate to your cast members

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love

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

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are so nice
    Perks - Park admission/discounts

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Long hours
    Pay is low

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Stressfull

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent, Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent, Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer you free trips to San diego zoo,Sea World and some vendors bring in lunch

    Cons

    High stress,High turn over.If you are not a good seller do not take! If you are in the bottom 20 twice you will be separated from company! If you have 1 disciplinary even for dress code or bottom 20 say bye bye to that raise that is actually call a cost of living pay! transferred from Disneyland they get their cost of living increase no matter what!if you get a new phone system train everyone don't hand out a sheet of how too!
    Phone system sucks if you are not doing well in sells Document any problems and send to home email!They will try to get rid of you with out proof you could possibility lose out on Un Employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees if cast members are cross trained they should be paid more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology - IT - Depressing

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance is priceless. Overall leadership understands the need for work/life balance. Health benefits are still the best around. Salaries are competitive but not leading the way.

    Cons

    The Technology team is currently going through a poorly executed transition that includes a significant play with "managed resources" aka: Offshore support. Since the transformation was so poorly executed, morale is at its lowest in years, productivity is down. The almost 1000 IT Team members still have no clear direction. New leadership has been brought in with no earthly conception of Disney's brand, nor do they really care. Employees (Cast) have been DE-branded to the point that great talent is looking to leave. The off-shoring of technical jobs has reached new highs to the point the cast have no respect for the company any longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the most Senior Management. Time for them to open their eyes to the dismantling of the technology organization and stop shipping jobs to India. Take a look at the most recent Cast Survey results and ask questions and don't take excuses. Check morale and actual results and not disguised numbers that look good. Encourage CIO leadership to embrace Disney culture and leverage the talent within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place until you find something better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    The coworkers are like family. You form relationships that last forever. Good training great health benefits and park entry benefits

    Cons

    Management will try to get rid of you by making your life hard if you disagree with them. Can't get a promotion to save your life, and benefits are good because pay wages for regular workers are next to nothing. You will need 2 jobs to work here, and tat can be hard to do with Disney's strict availability policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your everyday workers back instead of covering for other management you will get much more loyal employees

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing Magical here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - WDPRO Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - WDPRO Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best things about working for DIsney are that it is and continues to be a place that is inspired by Kids dreams. The company has existed and thrives off of the belief that the core purpose is to make kids smile. The track record of being a company that has long time employees with careers in the decades is phenomenal.

    Cons

    While the Magic was what lured me to DIsney, it has long since gone. Employee morale is at an all time low for my division, vertical movement is pretty much non-existent, and good ideas are snuffed out by the winds of politics. There are way too many Executive positions, and not enough power to make change at the lower level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eat your own dog food. A quick scan of LinkedIn shows that several current Executives that have been at DIsney for more than a year now are still listing their former employers as current. How can a leader inspire motivation within a company if they don't want to associate with that company publicly themselves?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    xyz

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    good salary, free entry to parks

    Cons

    bad employees, no personal time given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give personal care

  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10.  

    Good company and people to work with. Stay below the VP level for security otherwise watch your back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All the companies under Disney are exciting. Parks, stores, ESPN, Marvel, etc.

    Salary is OK but a great resume builder. Good perks depending on the business unit your in.

    Cons

    Poor HR function. They really don't care. no cross training so if you want to move to another department of division you are on your own. Pay is just OK as most people use Disney as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a great place for creatives, values conformity over creativity.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Silverpass!
    Telling People You Work At Disney
    Good Benefits
    Nice Offices
    Nice people, mostly

    Cons

    To much Politics
    Quality isn't top of mind
    Lots of management layers
    Too many divisions at odds with each other
    Did i mention politics?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture.

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