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Updated January 3, 2018
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Anne M. Sweeney
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  • As funny as it might sound there is no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Some upper management can come off as if they don't want to be bothered by you (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly people, good working environment.

    Cons

    nothing much about this area.


  2. "it's a blast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - getting to play with super cool toys (enterprise technology)
    - super chill bosses, teammates
    - as long as I get my job done, I can work on my pet projects for the team - there is very little micromanaging
    - bosses / teammates are receptive to input
    - it's a huge company with very decent perks, and I don't mean just the free Disneyland tickets
    - mentorship program with the ability to contact cool people in other units and pick their brains on how they get things done

    Cons

    These are not as much cons as they are areas of potential improvement.

    - Disney-ABC it's a huge company, the biggest in the M&E field. This means some bureaucracy is bound to happen - and does.
    - Finding people or teams responsible for specific areas or projects can be a challenge.
    - IT methodologies and frameworks are determined on team and project level - which is awesome - yet (a) collaboration and knowledge sharing is limited, (b) it's not clear what the company's cultural values are if everything is determined on a team / BU level.

    Advice to Management

    Make efficiency a mantra.

    ("Efficiency" means a lot of things: from doing more with less to constant improvement that is "wired" into processes, with an eye on what each person, team can do better, position themselves better for current and future challenges and projects.)

  3. "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks and great benefits

    Cons

    Poor training, toxic environment, unrealistic expectations


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Everyone genuinely wants you to succeed and is willing to help
    -It's Disney, what more can you ask for?

    Cons

    - None that I can remember at this time


  5. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television full-time

    Pros

    Disney ABC Television is a great place to be part of the top trends in the world

    Cons

    Very corporate. Long hours and not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Mix things up. Day to day can be very tedious.


  6. "Great company but many re-orgs and downsizing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good working environment, big organization with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    The TV side is changing fast and the company is struggling to keep up. There are constant downsizing and condensing of jobs so everyone is overworked. Many of these changes seem haphazard and arbitrary.


  7. "Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Park tickets, sometimes, if you can get to Los Angeles or Orlando, Many discounts and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much "self-service", not enough time to do the number of jobs assigned to you. Health-plan is pretty bad too.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on cutting expenses, and more in increasing revenue.

  8. "Good Place to Work if you're in the Right Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company on a whole is good, it all depends on what department you work for. I've had the pleasure of working with people in different departments and have seen how great an environment it can be and I've seen how hard work can pay off, if you are with the right people. I was rewarded by other departments, sadly, never my own.

    Cons

    The department I worked in (Security) was a boys club. There wasn't any way to advance up the ladder - the position you got hired in was where you stayed, regardless of how hard you worked. If you don't play the game, you get punished.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management was a large part of the problem. They are only concerned with themselves and their friends. Things that go on are unreported and when reported to HR, things get squashed.


  9. "Good gig, but don't expect anything more than a paycheck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, Facilities close, some perks

    Cons

    Stuck in the past, Unsustainable, In Denial

    Advice to Management

    Hire more tech savvy and resourceful people. The amount of people in critical decision making positions that have absolutely little to no resourcefulness and is stifling progress.


  10. "great cppany"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time

    Pros

    people , benefits, location, corporate culture

    Cons

    politics, work life balance, ageism


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