Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Caring, Dedicated People

    Sep 1, 2020 - Senior Guest Experience Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    From my first phone interview to the present day, I have felt so valued by everyone I have interacted with, particularly those in HR and my immediate supervisor. Disney truly understands that how they treat their employees directly affects the guest experience, and they do everything they can to take care of you. If you are willing to put in the hard work, Disney is an outstanding place to be.

    Cons

    Things tend to happen a bit slower at Disney in terms of projects and decision making. This may frustrate some who prefer quicker results, but I personally love how careful and thoughtful Disney is about everything it does, from the largest to the smallest details. This is why everything they do is so amazing! You can't rush magnificence.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place

    May 17, 2021 - Waiter in Anaheim, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun to meet guests from all over the world.

    Cons

    Sometime people don’t tip that well.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Slow moving analog company

    May 4, 2021 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    • great health benefits • normal hours; good work-life balance • good work from home perspective (post-2020) • looks good on your resume (but no longer than about 5 years) • some flexibility to move around the company (assuming your boss isn’t “talent hoarding” — see Cons)

    Cons

    • Easily the most consensus driven company I have ever worked for. But this means that anyone can, for almost any edge-case reason) put a stop to your initiative. One or two people complaining loudly will kill ideas even if their perspective is unreasonable. • There is a deep and broad fear of technology and user-centric design. Business processes that are decades old always win over an employee need. • Deep and broad fear of change. So many people have been in their roles for so long that they are married to their old/current ways of doing business. • Talent Hoarding. This is widely done and accepted as the norm. Your boss can literally intervene and stop you from getting promoted into a different department. It’s happens all the time and is a key reason why people leave. • Lack of industry respect after a while. That is, if you are here longer than about 5 years outside companies will look at you like damaged goods. They assume you can only do things the Disney Way. • Constant Re-orgs. I’ve been here 10 years and have experienced more than 20 reorganizations. It’s not strategic, it’s just fickle.

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