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Disney Studios Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance, Positive People to Work With (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits - health, parks and resorts and consumer products (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and will not compensate for time worked after hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Approvals, Sense of Empowerment, Office Politics (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Owner in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Product Owner in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with a creative group of people

    Cons

    Departments are siloed..... Matrix management - avoids accountability and much finger pointing. No consistency in management

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility and communication. Don't assume your team can read your mind. Make expectations known.


  2. "Great company perks"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work on premium content. Great company perks. Colleagues are generally polite and upbeat.

    Cons

    Very political and relationships-driven company. Culture is highly variable based on management style.

    Advice to Management

    Consider creating growth opportunities for mid-career leaders. Difficult to move into other roles across the company.


  3. "Great Movies - Hard to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product - nice benefits.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up within the company - especially when you are in lower levels.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Disney Magic really is infectious and wonderful.

    Cons

    The company simply does not care about the individual at all. Everything is about the bottom line/stock price.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Film"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, fun environment.

    Cons

    Poor training, poor direction, no mentorship

    Advice to Management

    Mentorship


  7. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Disney Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and good benefits

    Cons

    Hard to advance and too many politics.


  8. "Decent work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, free food and perks.

    Cons

    None that I could see.

    Advice to Management

    Be receptive to your employees ideas.


  9. "Disney Studios"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time

    Pros

    Free access to Disneyland, employee and family members

    Cons

    hard to get promoted within a reasonable time


  10. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful perks. 401k, pension, free admission to parks world wide.

    Cons

    Awful management. You really do not get thanked for anything. Long hours and will not compensate for time worked after hours


  11. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Disney Studios full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product
    Great benefits
    Great team
    Pay is reasonable

    Cons

    Office Politics
    Procedures
    Each department keeps to themselves
    Lots of work, not enough people



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