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Burbank, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1988
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Rest assured, a video game by Disney Interactive Studios won't give anyone nightmares. Disney Interactive Studios is the gaming arm of The Walt Disney Company's Interactive Media Group. The unit produces family-friendly video games based on ... Read more

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    I worked at Disney Interactive Studios full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Great Company and enjoy the people that I work with. I love what I did.

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    There are some people that are difficult to work with/

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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Hollywood, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Disney Interactive Studios (North Hollywood, CA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for the position via the company's website I got an email from the recruiter asking to set up a phone interview with one of the marketing directors - the communication between the recruiter and I was pretty easy and the set up and confirmation was done within a 2 day span.

    The phone interview with the Director lasted between 45 min to an hour -- discussing the position and my experiences. She said she was "impressed" with my experiences, so she extended an invitation for me to meet the other directors.

    The process to set up the 1:1 interviews was when I realized the lack of communication between the departments. I emailed the recruiter and director my "thank you" emails saying I was looking forward to coming in, except when I got a reply email from the recruiter he mentioned he was never informed the interview had concluded or an invitation was extended to me. After what I considered a little miscommunication was cleared up, the recruiter said he would get back to me once the schedule of everyone I'd be interviewing with was aligned. After a week I began to wonder why I hadn't heard from anyone, so I shoot a follow-up email to the recruiter, and yes, he completely FORGOT he needed to setup a schedule for me to interview. And by that point, I had been pawned over to his assistant to set up and arrange the meetings.

    The day of the interview was also disorganized. When I got to the office my name was not on the visitors list, so a couple of calls needed to be made for verification. I was informed to wait for the assistant recruiter who would greet me, go over my schedule for the day, and introduce me to the directors, except neither the recruiter nor is assistant showed - not before the interviews, the breaks between the interviews or after the interviews. I never met them. And it didn't help the directors didn't know the planned schedule.

    The interview was scheduled to last 2 1/2 hours, but lasted 1 1/2 hrs, because 2 of the directors were too busy due to a meeting they "must" attend - those interviews lasted 15 mins with them going over the position AGAIN. I clearly knew what the position was and with the limited time they had you'd think they'd ask me questions past "which website besides disney.com do you think is executed effectively?".

    My interview concluded with one of the director who looked like she hated her job and the people she worked with. Keep in mind, this is the director I had the phone interview with. She mentioned it was a difficult company to work for, a company were the people wouldn't think twice of throwing a colleague under the bus. She also mentioned how disorganized things could be, and sometimes it was difficult to identify who to contact with a certain request. This process made me think twice on whether I'd accept an offer if one was made. Honestly, I would have simply because in reality Disney looks good on a resume. After my last interview, the hating director walked me to the lobby and told me a decision would be made in a week because it's a position they were looking to fill ASAP, therefore they will contact me accordingly.

    I knew I didn't get it, because after a week and half of trying to reach out to the directors and the recrutier on the decision I was ignored. No email. No phone call. No post mail. No pigeons. No cloud notes. Nothing.

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