Disney College Program Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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3.6
69%
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37 Ratings
Pros
  • "As an employee of Disney you got to go into the parks for free and we even could go to the Walt Disney Studio(in 39 reviews)

  • "Perks of free admission to parks(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, and some leaders that take a micromanaging approach(in 44 reviews)

  • "Frequent 12 hour shifts, low pay, free friends/family tickets not good after your program is over(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Disney College Program 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great. Awesome benefits. Top notch culture.

    Cons

    Management is a mess. Long hours.

    Disney College Program2019-08-05
  2. "Great for a younger college student"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to see the companies ins and outs

    Cons

    minimum pay and they do not treat their employees to the highest level

    Disney College Program2019-09-18
  3. "Good But Grueling and Empty"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks, the people, all the exciting things going on as an intern, free bus transportation, classes and seminars

    Cons

    Expensive housing, hard to move up (be a trainer or coordinator) or transfer, experience can be VERY different depending on location, classes and seminars became harder to get into

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    Disney College Program2019-09-12
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Best time ever"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - QSFB in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers really care about you, they make sure you have the right training. Not an intimidating setting, plenty of days off to enjoy parks

    Cons

    they are long shifts and sometimes you have the graveyard shift and it's not really up to you.

    Disney College Program2019-07-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Irregular Program, Good Experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise, Disney Springs 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -work with/meet people from around the world -sometimes opportunity for specialty training -pixie dust is tiring, but rewarding -free park admission

    Cons

    -understaffed areas can be overworked -may work holidays/strange hours -near minimum wage

    Disney College Program2019-06-12
  6. "Wonderful"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience and valuable resume enhancer

    Cons

    Long hours, and some leaders that take a micromanaging approach

    Disney College Program2019-04-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "An awesome experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Disney College Program - Operations and Food & Beverage in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free entrance to the parks. You help create the magic. Admission tickets.

    Cons

    Housing is too expensive. Long shifts. As a CP you are less worthy than a part-timer.

    Disney College Program2019-04-08
  8. "Server Epcot"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time

    Pros

    Housing facilities, cast member discount, free entrance to the parks,free guest passes (9x)

    Cons

    Sharing your bedroom with weird people

    Disney College Program2019-03-17
  9. "Costuming Operations"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Costuming Operations in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Never boring, always something new to keep it exciting

    Cons

    Never being apart of the magic in a direct way, such as seeing the guests

    Disney College Program2019-03-07
  10. "Disney College Program - Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The DCP is what you make of it - if you're a go-getter and clearly understand what the DCP program is, the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the work environment is out of your hands - you don't get to choose where you get placed.

    Disney College Program2019-02-03
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