Walt Disney Company
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Walt Disney Company Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated May 1, 2014
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Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

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    Fun but old and slow.

    QA Game Tester (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat perks.
    Health, dental, an awesome pension scheme and little bonuses like free Disneyland entry and super cheap cruises.

    ConsIf you don't work in America, in the mothership, it feels like you're a second class citizen.
    There was lots of posturing regarding career development but my career did not progress at all in 18 months. I actually count myself lucky that I was made redundant and forced to progress my career elsewhere. A dangerously comfortable place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There really is magic

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Hammersmith, England (UK)

    ProsGreat company to work for, all the perks of working for an international company, the option to move around internally. There is constant change but they are the best at what they do.

    ConsNone really, I suppose it depends on who you work for but generally most people seem to have been in the organisation a few years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disney Magic for some...but not for all.

    Legal (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsA good ethos, good benefits such as premieres, screenings, Disney passes and discounts

    ConsNo internal room for manouvre, lack of support and opportunities. The company is doing well financially but has not rewarded pay rises and does not hold a Christmas party an longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some appreciation in the staff thatdo work hard and want to show inititative but are often pushed aside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    work hard, play hard!

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat colleagues
    Good benefits
    Feel like you're part of the brand

    ConsSlow promotion considering how hard you're worked
    Long hours
    Average pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelate pay to hours worked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Start as an intern and work the ladder

    Creative (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat ways to move up in the company. All you need to do is find new ways of showing you add value to the company in creative ways.

    ConsOthers also wants to move up, and might create a bit of tensions between two competitors that are aiming for the same position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it fun and people will work hard. I found it a great place to work because it was light and fun, as long as everyone was working hard. If someone was lagging behind it was dealt with on the side in a pleasant way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company but very hard work required

    Marketing Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsAtmosphere
    Great products
    Multicultural
    International
    Salary
    Benefits
    Preview of the movies

    ConsStress
    Pressure
    Long Hours
    Teams with less people than required

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in HR
    Increase the number of employees
    Increase the number of people in the teams
    Increase the number of Permanent contract instead of temporary
    Create a Job gate on the Company Website

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    the Disney store - Office - Ok place to work

    Allocator (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosnice product
    friendly staff - did not experience much office politics
    looks great on CV and has the wow factor
    Pay is average in comparision to Merchandising/Buying Market

    Conscan be very slow at at times except for christmas when sales shoot through the roof
    IT systems are basic
    for Merchandising/Buying the experience is not as strong as Fashion companies
    Stock Range is only bought 5 times a year instead of Weekly
    Poor communication from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication. Jobs need to have larger specs because many employees would be finished by 1pm and just looking at the Internet due to lack of work.

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