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"Human Resources Coordinator"

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Former Contractor - Human Resources Coordinator in Burbank, CA
Former Contractor - Human Resources Coordinator in Burbank, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

For permanent employees there are great benefits including discounts to merchandise and theme parks. Also, great educational reimbursement program.

Cons

The studio heavily values MBA grads. They still have a challenge in recruiting Diverse talent. Very top (executive) heavy and bottom heavy with minimal growth opportunities toward the mid level.

Advice to Management

It may be a good idea to not rely too heavily on MBA and Generation Y talent. There is a lot of great talent that you may be overlooking because they do not necessarily fit that mold.

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Intern - Graduate Associate in Burbank, CA
    Current Intern - Graduate Associate in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very patient and friendly when you are first learning how to do the job. It's the "pixie dust" - everyone's very cheerful and helpful, while at the same time very talented at what they do.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the system. From what I hear, they keep many employees as part-time and don't hire them full-time.


  2. "Disney World placed me in the worst and most mindless job where you are not allowed to speak to cast members"

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    Former Employee - Costuming in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Costuming in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They finally switched my mind numbing job to costuming at the Magic Kingdom. There I was training to help open a new parade called Move it Shake it ....i forgot the rest. That was fun! I also loved staying at Vista Way because there were always events going on as well as fun activities they would organize for us college interns. Also, the Disney buses can take you to fun bars and restaurants and you never have to drive!

    Cons

    Minimum wage is less in Florida than in California. I absolutely despised the job they first placed me in because I was supposed to work in costuming. Instead, they placed me in the building where all the cast members bring their sweaty clothing for us to take care of. I would then spend at least 5-6 hours straight putting clean cast member costumes away allllllll dayyyyyy loooooong. I wouldnt have been so upset if I was a high school graduate who needed any job.......but I was getting my college degree then and knew I needed to be challenged ten times more than just putting clothing away in their rightful place. Also, they are very very strict on dress code......even though no one could see us because we worked behind the scenes of the Magic Kingdom. If i recall correctly, you may only get three or four reprimands....and then you are terminated. I had received two reprimands. One was because my makeup didnt look "natural" enough because I was wearing red lipstck. The second time was because my eyebrows did not match my blonde hair. i was forced to dye my eyebrows blonde which made me look even less "natural". When I grew my eyebrows out to their natural brown color, I decided to cut bangs so they could be covered....thus having no more reprimands. I am now almost done with my masters at CSUN, and applied for a professional internship with Disney. They really liked me on the phone, and I had made it to the last cut for a management internship. The reason why they called me back to tell me I wasn't considered anymore was because they looked back at Disney records and realized I had those two reprimands. If i knew these reprimands were a big deal for a future with Disney, I would have never worn red lipstick or had naturally brown eyebrows. Although Disney is a great company to work for, I had an unusual experience.

    Advice to Management

    Do not give reprimands to cast members who do not have matching eyebrows with their hair. it is ridiculous because some of my fellow cast members also received reprimands for their naturally blonde hair not matching their naturally brown eyebrows.


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