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"Magic, good and bad."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

Pros

The value of the brand, the connection to storytelling, the creative opportunities, the global reach, the scale of the efforts, the impact on the audience.

Cons

The politics. The emphasis on perceptions, over value. The fear of functioning like a digital company in a digital age. Management does not put their money where their mouth is when it comes to growing talent.

Advice to Management

Value and reward those who do good work, not those who complain the most and loudest, or have become the best at manipulating and maneuvering politically.

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. "Disney was an Inspiring, educational, rewarding, and fun place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people, lots of culture, decent pay. Somewhat flexible with the scheduling of days.

    Cons

    Expect to work on holidays. However, most companies expect this nowadays, so no surprise there.

    Advice to Management

    Remember very day what happens on the ground floor. Decisions that make perfect sense on paper (and I am sure that they do) do not always work on the ground


  2. "The Disney Club: hard to get into, but worth it."

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Once you're in, the Disney family is very loyal. No one ever leaves because they are so happy there--like Disney Land. Promotions are slow to come but they do.

    Cons

    It does feel like a clique, and you really do have to know someone within, maybe even several people to vet you.

    Advice to Management

    They're doing a great job. The networking aspect of garnering a position is just part of the industry. But, for an outsider...it's near impossible to secure a position of any merit.

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