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"Corporate as all get-out, marketing-driven, no measurements, just old-school media mill"

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Current Contractor - Art Director in Burbank, CA
Current Contractor - Art Director in Burbank, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

- learned a lot about how traditional media companies are attempting to be relevant online
- was able to play a key role in managing creative resources and leading a few initiatives
- given opportunities to take on more work
- social atmosphere

Cons

- extremely political
- cliquey
- trivial material (entertainment)
- Burbank

Advice to Management

Well, many people are happy with the way things are, although most of those I've spoken with are overworked. It's an extremely hierarchical organization, but I don't think there's any way around this for Disney.

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. "Great Company - treat cast members well"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and access to the theme parks. Lots of resources for personal growth. Many different careers available from housekeeping to horticulture, if you want to totally change careers you can stay with the same company.

    Cons

    The company is very big and it takes a lot of politics to get things done. They are very slow to adapt and keep up with technology. The company doesn't seem to keep salaries inline with the industry and tries to use the benefits to make up for this.


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    "Great place to start a corporate finance career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of movement with 1-2 years in a given role being typical before a move is made. Friendly atmosphere, matrix structure. Promotions usually occur from within making it easier to rise up in rank. Finance is home to many younger analysts both male and female. Coworkers provide an intellectual and driven environment to work in.

    Cons

    Compensation packages may be slightly below industry average but demand for jobs is high.

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