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Disney Parks & Resorts Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • long hours, often schedule overtime (in 209 reviews)

  • The cast members who have permanent jobs HATE college program kids (in 174 reviews)

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  1. "crazy work schedule for part time..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    free admission and discounts. not much else

    Cons

    work life balance is awful
    no room for advancement
    low pay


  2. "Disney College Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Front Desk Agent in Orlando, FL
    Current Intern - Front Desk Agent in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern

    Pros

    Good experience in the hospitality industry for jobs outside of Florida

    Cons

    Long and odd hours, union benefits not extended to College Program participants, and high stress customer service positions where it's likely you will get yelled at on a regular basis.

  3. "Enter At Your Own Risk"

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    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free entry into the park, discounts, fun social scene among employees

    Cons

    Low pay, angry customers, long hours that are apt to change, no sympathy for absences or personal time, strict rules, difficult to move promote upward

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees what they're worth, don't make rules so difficult to follow and have a more forgiving absence policy for sick days


  4. "Cook 1, QSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Getting into the parks and discounts

    Cons

    Management chooses favorites to promote weather they are qulifed or not, does not listen to you. Long hours, pay not to scale to work, you do the job of 2 to 3 people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your crew!


  5. "Sales Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was great commision back in the early 2000's. Fun product to sell.

    Cons

    Office politics ,poor work environment and facility made job horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Update building and treat employees better.


  6. "Dont stay too long"

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

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

    Pros

    Making magic for thousands of guests from around the world, unique opportunities .

    Cons

    Limited hrs , takes years to become full time, under paid for what you have to deal with, the politics.

    Advice to Management

    Most of us want to be there, treat us better and not like we are all dispensable.


  7. "WDP&R is not a great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Business Technology Manager in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Business Technology Manager in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting into the Parks for free

    Cons

    Disney IT at Parks was phenomenal when I got there, but then the CIO changed, and a man with no ambition but to outsource to his native land was hired, and the culture, and innovation evaporated overnight.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CIO

  8. "Poor Pay, Weak Union but Great Perks"

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Admission to Parks for yourself, family and friends. Discounts as well.

    Cons

    Very Poor pay for the money this company makes and charges it's guests. The various unions who represent cast members is very weak and mostly in with management so it is very hard to use them to your advantage if you ever need them!

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay. Cast Members cannot live off the very low pay that you offer!


  9. "busser"

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    Current Employee - Busser in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great co workers fun to work with

    Cons

    rude guests and managment was of no help


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just a number that is replaceable."

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    Current Employee - Entertainment in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Entertainment in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself is amazing. Unique opportunities and meeting people from all over the world.

    Cons

    It's not a day at work until a manager has put you down or made you feel worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders. Start caring about your staff. Treat them like actual human beings. There are more important things in life than operation.


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