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"A Great Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Interesting projects, casual working environment

Cons

work-life balance, lack of training

Other Employee Reviews for Walt Disney Company

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Culture of Fear"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The insurance is decent, the facilities are great, you get to go to Disneyland for free and take three friends.

    Cons

    The pay tends to be low, there are constant turnovers, layoffs, reorganizations, and downsizings. This has been happening for years.

    Advice to Management

    As a long Time Disney employee, I have seen the company go through many ups and downs. At times it's been great, and I looked forward to driving through the gates every single day. Other times it has felt like a war zone. While the stock price is up currently (along with the rest of the stock market), morale is about as low as it can get right now. There have been periods of times when the management at Disney has treated the employees like family, and like human beings. There were many perks, gifts, swag, and things only employees were allowed to attend or get as an expression of appreciation from the management to the hard work everyone does there. Over the years, Disney has taken almost all of those incentives away, as well as its basic human kindness and goodwill, and has left its workforce exhausted, unappreciated, spiritless, and in constant fear of losing their job. A job that keeps them alive, and pays for their health insurance. I can't imagine a company would get its best work out of a stressed and discouraged workforce who has not felt like a part of the magic in quite a long time. In the last five years, I cannot believe how many people from inside Disney I've seen go on sick leave, quit without a job to go onto, or otherwise become incapacitated and useless in a job setting because of the harsh cultural conditions Disney has decided to adopt on a fairly wide basis. Walking around the studio, I have never seen more people express their unhappiness in open conversation with working at the company, and given the current economic conditions where jobs in entertainment have contracted severely, feel they are stuck in a terrible situation they simply cannot get out of. A cultural shift must take place at Disney where the employee is put first, and not merely considered an afterthought as they often appear to be.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Growing Experience in Customer Service."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, Better than minimum wage pay, Experience, Friendly Co-Workers, Plenty of hours to work, lots of opportunities, Great Discounts.

    Cons

    Will NOT work with your schedule, Favoritism, not good enough pay for the work you actually do, lots of injuries.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the wrong people, give more don't take away more, punish specific people not everyone.

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