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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
817 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.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great family friendly company. Work-life balance is good. Offers a lot of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities only available if you work in LA/NY/Orlando

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Happiest Place On earth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Theme characters everywhere in all the parks at each location!

    Cons

    Getting to the front of lines can be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grease the walk ways

  3.  

    College or Retired

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    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked in the park, and I loved the guests! I never had a bad day because of a guest. Even if they were having a bad day, I was able to turn it around, and I loved that.

    Cons

    If you're going in and working at the parks, 80% are either college kids, or retirees, and very few in between. The former love drama and cause it where there isn't any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun job, but not for long-term

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Pros are that working as an associate at Walt Disney World is extremely organized. I have a new retail job where I keep thinking how terribly disorganized they are in comparison to my time at Disney. Also, you get to meet other associates from all over the world. This is a great part-time job (with obviously tons of perks - free park entry, etc.) for college students. Also, you never have to worry about not getting hours! It's also really simple to give away or trade shifts.

    Cons

    The main challenge my first summer there was the really late hours, sometimes I'd stay until 3am.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great training ground

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training ground - super smart people, great products and you are a part of an amazing legacy

    Cons

    work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs. Pay is not as high as competitive places and promotions are few/far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire some amazing people, but do not necessarily plan to grow them within the organization. Investing more in a growth plan planned into your annual budgeting and 5yr planning cycles could help you be an even stronger company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits, good pay, some of the best co-workers to work with and some great perks such as the cereal cart in the mornings, free park passes, Disney silver pass, Disney discounts at the Disney store, and on a variety of products online, in stores, restaurants, you name it!

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not much room for advancement depending on which Business Unit your work for, however that could be different for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed immensely

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, employee discounts and employee/family events on the studio lot. There really was a sense of family. You feel proud knowing the company's long history and innovative spirit. Great values overall and work/life balance is emphasized. Very synergistic company meaning that you learn about the rest of the company which is fascinating.

    Cons

    They do have a lot of reorganizations - sometimes it feels like they proceed with some projects too quickly without enough research or resources ultimately leading to undesirable results and revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider a development or mentorship program for employees below manager level.

    Approves of CEO
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    Disney has provided me with ample opportunity to solve challenging problems and grow professionally.

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    Current Employee - Technical Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The company has an enduring legacy. "It's fun to do the impossible."- Walt Disney. Creativity and a sincere drive to serve the consumer magical experiences underpins everything we do here.

    Cons

    Benefits package is mid-tier, not as good as working for a pure technology company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a technically visionary CTO to the executive ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, good people, large enterprise environment with many new technologies

    Cons

    New leadership teams in Studios is one of the worst

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    College Program Internship

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Free access to all the parks, get a great understanding about the "Disney Way" and how powerful great customer service goes a long way.

    Cons

    Minimum wage even though you work a ton of hours. Disney promotes that you'll get on the job training for your particular degree but they don't care about your degree. They only care about your past work history when deciding your role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns should be in positions to understand their major/field. Otherwise, interns are strictly cheap labor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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