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"Good, hard-working people; modest investment in quality games"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Most of the people I work with are intelligent, well-intentioned, and talented, and pretty easy to get along with. That makes a huge difference. People work hard but few stay late, a healthy work-life balance that is fully respected by management. Everybody's free to show their natural colors, whatever those may be. And if you like gaming, the job definitely has a fun side.

The place is comfortable with the usual perks of a tech industry office: food and beverages, rec room with pool table etc, nice and well-maintained facilities, solid IT help desk support. Small gym in the building.

Cons

Infrastructure that supports data and games is understaffed and underfunded. The database is notoriously slow and breaks often. Quality control on game releases is not rigorous enough, and some games launch loaded with problems that game teams and central teams then spend a lot of time fixing.

I'm sure pressures from above are to get the games out fast. That's the nature of the market, perhaps, but it detracts from the daily experience of working there. I'd like to spend more time building quality products and doing rigorous analysis, and less time fighting fires.

Other Employee Reviews for Disney Interactive Studios

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great employees, huge inexperienced middle management, poor decision making"

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

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

    Pros

    The quality of experience among the pleb employees. The generally supportive and employee-friendly family atmosphere of working at Disney.

    Cons

    Too many producers/poor performers. Management unable to make decisions, changing concepts sometimes once a day. Middle management addicted to trendy organizational schemes because of their own inability to manage a system.

    Advice to Management

    You blew it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Politics Politics"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Interactive Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's Disney. You get excited to be working on what seem to be cool projects.

    Cons

    Feels like High School.
    People advance if they are the popular kids, others that actually do their job and try to save the company some money actually sink and are forgotten by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand the roles of your underlings before you decide to give them more power, or lay them off.

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