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Disney Parks & Resorts Anaheim Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Tiring shifts and long hours sometimes (in 204 reviews)

  • The cast members who have permanent jobs HATE college program kids (in 173 reviews)

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  1. "host"

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    Former Employee - Host in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Host in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they company is well organized and never have an issue when it comes to having a question. people at disneyland are very nice. by far the best place to work at

    Cons

    having full time can be hard a pay isn't that great


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great fun, terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Security in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Security in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have fun everyday at work.

    Cons

    I have a great time at work everyday and enjoy most of my coworkers. But I've never seen a place treat employees as dispensable cannon fodder like Disney does. Full time employees go out on early release and work part time. Part-time employees are working full time without benefits. They literally send full timers home and make the standby part timers work their shifts. Everything is seniority based. It will be years before you get a weekend or holiday off. If someone in your immediate family dies you'll struggle to get days off without getting fired. It's not that I don't enjoy the work, it's just Disney HR is inexplicable. They could easily do better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on your punitive management systems and make a little effort to accommodate people, just a little. It wouldn't kill you and might even help your bottom line by reducing your retention problems.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Custodian in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Create magic for guests and give directions/tips
    A lot of interaction

    Cons

    A lot of people during holiday season
    Not a lot of hours
    pay is standard


  4. "Not worth it...."

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits aren't that bad. At least you can go to the park if you ever get any time to yourself.

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment. You must fit into their 1950's era look.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your job so seriously


  5. "Room for growth but hard work does not always pay off"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits IF you get a Full time spot
    Lots of different job opportunities

    Cons

    If you are looking to make a career out of Disney, working your butt off does not promise you to move up.
    Very politically run. Want to get ahead? Better know the right people.
    Low wages. Disney would rather go cheap on their cast then their guests.
    Disney takes shortcuts to save money.
    No work life balance if you're trying to work hard and move up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your empolyees a fair living wage, and do not hire from outside unless it cannot be fufilled from Cast members already working. Its disheartening knowing that no matter how hare you try you might not ever be given a chance to move up into management because you would rather hire someone from the outside instead of investing more in your cast members.


  6. "Racism against whites"

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    Current Employee - Waiter in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Waiter in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None really, the novelty of being able to go to the parks wears off after a couple of weeks.

    Cons

    Company does not care about you. If you bring up a concern, you only bring negative attention to yourself. The company seems to cater to people of color (Blacks, latino, etc) If you are white, they will treat you like trash because most of their staff are of color and will not like you because you are white.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a little more professional and friendly. Treat everyone equally. Oh, and try and be part of the team once in a while. It might help.


  7. "No magic in the back"

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    Former Employee - Custodial in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Custodial in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with made some great friends

    Cons

    Long hours with multiple young adults who do not work and cry about everything

    Advice to Management

    stop being everyone's friend and discipline people

  8. "A fun environment with fantastic people that want to be there but they pay you in peanuts!"

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    Current Employee - Entertainment Coordinator in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Entertainment Coordinator in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks like free park admission! Fun atmosphere with a lot of extra "magic." Opportunity for growth and development if you're proactive. Their credit union is fantastic and there's a Starbucks backstage for cast members only!

    Cons

    The pay is minimal and it's hard to get by in Orange County on their wages. Schedules have no consistency and it isn't always easy to get requested time off. Parking is horrible and you have to get to work 20/30 minutes before your start time because it takes a lot of walking/waiting for cast shuttles to make in into your work area. Certain areas are extremely micromanaged and the operation runs 365 days a year so kiss your holidays goodbye. The motto is "we work while others play."

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more than minimum wage. Your cast is there because they want to be-not because you're paying them their worth. You have a ton of underutilized cast. People with degrees or advanced degrees wasting away in their costumed roles.


  9. "Disneyland Retail Working Lead"

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    Current Employee - Working Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Working Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with people of all backgrounds and assist guests from all over the world in an effort to create memories that will last. The lead position offers you opportunities to showcase your own type of leadership while assisting fellow employees and dealing with complex and ever-changing situations from guests.

    Cons

    Hours can fluctuate greatly and the pay is honestly not on par to the amount of work you do at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating more tangible bonds with your employees to understand their hopes for their careers within the company (i.e. growth or transferring to a better fitting department). Also being more visible during the operating days would be greatly appreciated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Variety of careers and great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management and employees are professional and great to work with.

    Cons

    want to advance, but no one seems to know the pay scale for other Security positions.

    Advice to Management

    I love my job, and I want to advance to other Security assignments, such as Plain Clothes, but when I ask around no one seems to know the pay. I only hear, "it's about .50 cents more an hour, which I find hard to believe. I would like to see a place to find starting pay, raises, and pay scales for other assignments so we can be more informed on possible decisions we may want to make.


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