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Walt Disney Company Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
740 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 31 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.  

    Fun but old and slow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Game Tester  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Game Tester in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    There really is magic

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    None really, I suppose it depends on who you work for but generally most people seem to have been in the organisation a few years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Legal  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    work hard, play hard!

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relate pay to hours worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Start as an intern and work the ladder

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company but very hard work required

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Atmosphere
    Great products
    Multicultural
    International
    Salary
    Benefits
    Preview of the movies

    Cons

    Stress
    Pressure
    Long Hours
    Teams with less people than required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    the Disney store - Office - Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Allocator  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Allocator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    nice 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

    Cons

    can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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