Disney College Program Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2022

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Pros
  • "Free admission to the parks and discounts on merchandise and hotels are nice.(in 14 reviews)
  • "You meet really great people and honestly that's what will make or break your CP experience.(in 14 reviews)
  • "so many perks such as free entrance to parks and discounts(in 10 reviews)
  • "Advancement Opportunities(in 9 reviews)
  • "at most locations there are great hours, great teams, easy to follow hierarchy of leadership and help when needed, great training available also(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours but even that is sometimes fun(in 39 reviews)
  • "Pay is low.(in 32 reviews)
  • "Abusive management(in 10 reviews)
  • "No benefits or union to fight for you when illegal things happen(in 9 reviews)
  • "Most positions are close to minimum wage, ranging from $9 to $12 hourly and during slower seasons, cast members are only given the minimum 28 hours a week.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great program

    Feb 7, 2022 - Merchandise Cast Member 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free admission, discounts on merchandise

    Cons

    High rent for having roommates

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good for resume, mixed experience

    Apr 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Opens door for future job opportunities

    Cons

    -No choice in role, housing complex doesn't evict rapists

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good Experience

    Mar 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get into parks for free, looks good on resume, and meet a lot of people

    Cons

    You do not currently get to chose your role, some roles have bad hours, and low pay after rent is taken out of paycheck

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Overworked, underpaid

    Mar 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great for the resume Great friendships Learn quite a bit about the parks

    Cons

    Underpaid Had to pay extra for TV in general (even basic channels) even though channels were owned by Disney Bunk beds in housing were awful

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great compamy

    Jan 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Meet good people and friends

    Cons

    Lots of hours to work

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    This Program is Hot Garbage and a Disney Adult Cult

    Feb 3, 2022 - Disney College Program - Quick Service Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get into the parks for free You (might) have the potential to move up

    Cons

    - you don't get paid the same rate as regular cast members - housing is expensive relative to your pay, you don't take home more than 100-200 a week - you aren't respected

    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Learned a lot

    Nov 11, 2021 - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Team work Efficiently Guest services Communication

    Cons

    Few money Very long shifts No extra hours

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Magical Place to work

    Oct 2, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    fun place to work with great perks

    Cons

    long hours weekend and holidays

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Tough but fun

    Sep 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Learn a lot about how the Disney Parks are run.

    Cons

    Variable hours, schedule never the same

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    great place to work

    Sep 15, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great staff would recommend to work thers

    Cons

    none I dont have any cons

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Disney College Program Reviews FAQs

Disney College Program has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 320 reviews left anonymously by employees. 48% of employees would recommend working at Disney College Program to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -20% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Disney College Program employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Disney College Program. This rating has decreased by -38% over the last 12 months.

48% of Disney College Program employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Disney College Program 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Disney College Program to be culture, coworkers, career development and the cons to be management, benefits, compensation.

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