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Disney ABC Television Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  • Very siloed company and NO work life balance in the broadcast division except for the union staff (in 8 reviews)

  • Don't convert interns into full time (in 9 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. "Toxic environment and poor leadership. Silos and chaotic."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Disney is a great brand, good benefits and discounts....but ABC has offers no work-life balance and your health and well-being will suffer. It’s a big company, but the silos make it very difficult to move between divisions.

    Cons

    ABC is struggling to stay afloat with all disruptions and constantly cutting jobs. The employees left are overworked and expected to be ahead of the curve with no training or access to outside influences or growth ops. News management is tyrannical, unprofessional and emotionally charged but HR looks the other way. Aged, delusional, checked-out exec management at stations really take a toll on the employees and the future of the business overall. Work at Disney proper, steer clear of ABC. Very siloed company and NO work life balance in the broadcast division except for the union staff. Being good at your job will only earn you more work. You will not get promoted or a raise higher than 2-3%, even if you continuously prove yourself and deliver every time. If you’re an exceptional employee, they want you to stay exactly where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of stagnant exec leadership who no longer are relevant in the modern world and listen to HR complaints instead of burying them. A lot could change by replacing ineffective, emotionally unstable leaders at the top of station ranks. Be more inclusive... dig deeper than execs for input and insights. Support growth of employees as it will only build loyalty and benefit the company.

  3. "good benefits, bad mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, intelligent staff, passionate employees

    Cons

    civil servant attitude of hourly employees, management is intellectually immature, nepotism, poor work/life balance


  4. "MANAGER"

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    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

    Good benefits, promotional opportunities. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you're an older worker, this is not the place for you. Youth rules in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more senior people.


  5. "The reputation is true"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time

    Pros

    It can be a valuable learning experience

    Cons

    The corporate culture left a lot to be desired


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really low pay compared to industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney ABC Television part-time

    Pros

    Big company, so stable employment
    Nice facilities
    Expectations are not high

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry
    Thankless
    Not challenging
    Very corporate

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better. You'll get better results.


  7. "An environment ideal to learn in, but growth (promotion) very slow"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly. Work and life very balanced. Lots of restaurants. Learn a lot. Cross team interaction. Huge company, recognizable everywhere. Sometimes entry into Disney.

    Cons

    Old school and leadership changes too often. Strategy can be unclear. Offices can use some more modernity. They are slowly taking away more and more employee perks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

  8. "Account Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Disney perks, good culture, friendly workers

    Cons

    Can be very corporate, hard to advance career, no movement

    Advice to Management

    Promote staff that works hard


  9. "Chaotic Office"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of any positive aspect of working for this employer. Employees don't even get a discount of the services.

    Cons

    Owner is shady and has a problem paying payroll taxes for employees. Not a good environment at all.

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics course or two


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney ABC Television full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent product, strong senior leadership, good work-life balance, good benefits (though they were better a few years ago)

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen, decision by committee


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