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Walt Disney Company Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • It can be difficult to manage work/life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 133 reviews)

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  1. "My experience at The Walt Disney Company has been amazing!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Guest Services in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Hotel Guest Services in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting people from around the world each and every day is one reason why I like working for the Walt Disney Company.

    Cons

    One of the challenges working at the Walt Disney Company is to uphold and exceed guest expectations of the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love it but little room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment
    Supportive team
    Surrounded by smart people
    Proactive attitude
    Lots of chances to learn and network
    Insanely collaborative

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Promotions based on seniority rather than performance
    Fear of the changing landscape and the difficulties of adapting

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for good work instead of focusing on loyalty to attract millennials. They lose a lot of good talent because don't get promoted or raises, so they job hop. Adds a lot of stress to the environment since high turnover means people constantly not knowing what they're doing!

    Despite all this, I still love my job and dread having to leave in order to advance my career.

  3. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate in Glendale, CA
    Current Contractor - Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upbeat, youthful environment with innovation top of mind

    Cons

    Demanding at times, difficult to secure full time opportunity


  4. "Quick service food and beverage worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very happy, helpful, and kind cast members. Managers were very nice and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Must be quick on your feet as it is a very fast paced company. Not really a con but just something to think about.

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Intern - Enterprise Sourcing Graduate in Glendale, CA
    Current Intern - Enterprise Sourcing Graduate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Lots of time for career development
    Meaningful projects
    Not Micromanaging
    Lots of intern activities

    Cons

    Sometimes there is more downtime than I would like, but I am only an intern, so I understand that they can't give me a project that would take more time than my internship.

    Advice to Management

    I would actually like more exposure to upper management levels.


  6. "Greatest Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company! Great Benefits - they really care about the wellness of their employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes overworked during certain times of year


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience, but very strict with rules"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount in park, free parking, free admission to both California Adventure and Disneyland

    Cons

    Standing for long periods of time, strict rules, must always be happy, sometimes work very late at night

  8. "The best and so,etimes frustrating job in the world"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, new ideas great energy, fun and hard work

    Cons

    People who are given lead titles but exhibit zero ability to lead and are cowardly liars, with their own selfish interests

    Advice to Management

    Watch your heads of department carefully. If there are enough complaints fielded to you about them, there is very obviously a problem


  9. "Mechanical Engineer Intern at Walt Disney Imagineering"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Glendale, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Interesting projects, people are very nice and the atmosphere is very friendly

    Cons

    Company politics make things difficult


  10. "Sr Java Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in Glendale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    job satisfaction was awesome,very friendly environment

    Cons

    there are no cons which i observed


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