Disney Parks & Resorts - Fantastic, fun job, but not a great career path for college graduate | Glassdoor
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"Fantastic, fun job, but not a great career path for college graduate"

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Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I have never had more fun in my life than my 2 years working at Walt Disney World. You meet thousands of people from all over the world. It's amazing to think that you have so much fun working every day and get paid for it. I would never discount working here; just don't get stuck waiting for a better opportunity to come along.

Cons

Despite how fun the job is, the pay is really low. If you're a college graduate, look elsewhere or maybe only go after salaried jobs here. You're not going to make much money and while WDW is a great conversation piece for a resume, it may just end up delaying your career plans. It takes a really long time to move up from within the parks, which I learned from speaking to lots of cast members who were there a lot longer than me.

Advice to Management

At least make an effort to get to know your cast better. I worked at Magic Kingdom, so there were hundreds of us in the PhotoPass department alone. The top managers for PhotoPass were hardly ever around and it took meeting some of them more than 5 times for them to remember me.

Other Employee Reviews for Disney Parks & Resorts

  1. "Disney experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free pass to get in at any park

    Cons

    some managers and cast don't project the Disney way

    Advice to Management

    managers and cast be more friendly and helpful


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Houseperson in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Houseperson in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for all employees

    Cons

    don't pay to much per hour

    Advice to Management

    pay more

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