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"Rampant favoritism and politics."

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Former Contractor - QA Tester in Glendale, CA
Former Contractor - QA Tester in Glendale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Disney Interactive Studios as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good people, lot's of perks, fun environment when it's regular hours

Cons

Bad management in QA. Their favoritism, sexism, and game playing is well known by everyone around them. Terrible environment when OT hits and OT is constant. Walking on eggshells with stressed out management.

Advice to Management

Do the job, stop screwing around so much, and weigh people on their merits, not how much they kiss your butt.

Other Employee Reviews for Disney Interactive Studios

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A giant sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Artist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Artist in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - WDC as a company in general have great benefits and perks since they are a family company
    - WDC as a company actually care deeply about learning and offers classes and workshops for free
    - Pay is decent
    - The networking you get for working there, opens many doors
    - You work among the most talented and brightest peers

    Cons

    I've been at Disney Interactive close to 6 years to see all the BS that went down with the company. Ever since there terrible two took over Wadsworth's reign, it has been a giant nightmare. I literally have nightmares about working at Disney Interactive.

    - Terrible upper management: Why does Disney hire people who do not come from the gaming industry and expect them to make good games? Baffles me.
    - They expect you to work long hours and even weekends and holidays.
    - Lots of layoffs and unstability
    - Despite having a huge array of IP to use, there is a lot of red tape. There is a lot of ''No, you can't do this, and you can't do that."
    - Disney Interactive cares more about making money more than putting out a good game.
    - The way management fires talented people, then hires people for half the pay to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    You should be ashamed yourselves.


  2. "Great Company to work for, if you don't mind long hours"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Interactive Studios as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a studio full of amazing hard working friendly people. The projects are top of the line as is the work.

    Cons

    Inability to scope the projects down and hard deadlines creates a massive amount of crunch time for the entire company.

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