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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "free park admission and discounts" (in 185 reviews)

  • "Disney is a great place to learn about working in a large company that for the most part cares about its cast members" (in 253 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours can be a lot of work" (in 251 reviews)

  • "Unrealistic expectations that lead to unhappy cast members" (in 201 reviews)

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  1. "park greeter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    i loved everything about working there

    Cons

    too hot during summer time


  2. "Hard Work, Amazing Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Walt Disney World Photopass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Walt Disney World Photopass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Disney is incredibly satisfying as you can create magical moments for Guests and have so much interacting with people from all over the world. As a photographer you can be very creative and are pretty much on your own throughout the entire shift until you move to a new location every so often.

    Cons

    As a photographer you are usually working out in the hot weather for hours on end. You are standing for the duration of your shift with very heavy equipment attached to you.

  3. "Great depending on Management"

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    I loved interacting with guests that came to Disney. You could make a difference if you try.

    Cons

    Some Management maybe shouldn't be in management. Some didn't care about cast members as people but as cogs in the overall machine that is attractions


  4. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good union pay and union protections

    Cons

    I hate my boss since he places some cast members over others

    Advice to Management

    Get better bosses


  5. "fun part time job with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Informatics Specialist in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Informatics Specialist in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    part time job that included park tickets, discounts on merchandise & hotels
    fun job for a disney lover

    Cons

    late hours with the store staying open late, the guests always wanting free merchandise, having to always be a pleasant to rude people

    Advice to Management

    help out more at the end of the night


  6. "Coworkers made it fun, some managers suck"

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    Current Employee - FOH Team Member
    Current Employee - FOH Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free park entry, amazing coworkers, a fair amount of job autonomy with making guests happy

    Cons

    -hours
    -some managers are uncaring
    -high paced and stressful


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The pay isn't magical"

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    Former Employee - Recreation in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Recreation in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cast and managers want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to live in Orlando and unless you know someone who is higher up, it's difficult to move up.

  8. "Magical Land"

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    Former Employee - Park Greeter in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Park Greeter in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, better discipline, great benefits

    Cons

    overwhelmed by guests, hot weather, late night shifts or very early morning shifts

    Advice to Management

    The Management can raise the wage, provide better transportation for the Cast Members.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart and knowledgeable colleagues. Park benefits.

    Cons

    Poltical. Things move at glacial speed.


  10. "Good Job if you enjoy Disney"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free Park admission, good team of people, fun enviroment

    Cons

    Long hours, not easy to move up in the company, pay not so great

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and look for a better way to promote work life balance