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"Highly Political Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

A wide range of transactions and business segments
Work and life balance

Cons

Career advancement/change within the company is mostly political and relationship based, not performance driven
HR department creates more barriers to attract good talents, than helping to attract talents
Inefficiencies of the company due to politics and processes lead to unmotivated workers
Not the best compensation for employees but great compensation for the executives

Advice to Management

Develop a flat org structure to promote competitiveness and become efficient
Need more competitive HR staff
Promote internal mobility to all levels

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. "Hired to be agent of change, stymied immediately (by those who hired me)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Forecasting Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work load is manageable and the workplace is generally stress-free. The culture encourages co-workers to be friendly and personable. If you enjoy the parks, then the unlimited pass is a very nice benefit.

    Cons

    Coworkers seemed to fall into two groups of Disney experience: 3 years or less with the company or 10+ years. My interpretation of this dichotomy is that (1) young professionals become frustrated with the corporate bureaucracy and many antiquated business practices (and leave) and (2) since Disney is one of the few private companies that still offers a pension, the "lifers" cling to their position (and protect it) until retirement. De facto, it appears that Disney prefers very loyal employees over very apt employees.

    Advice to Management

    An upgrade in the technical skill set of your staff will allow you to operate at the same level for a fraction of the labor costs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Magically magical beyond my expectations and imagination."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture, extremely creative group to work with.

    Cons

    Intern rate is not as competitive as other industries.


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