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Updated Jul 28, 2021

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80%
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75%
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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek
Bob Chapek
797 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits for all employees(in 372 reviews)

  • "great work environment and great teams to work with(in 276 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, lower than market pay(in 368 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is hard to maintain(in 151 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 7, 2021 - Pizza Delivery Driver 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Pay, Hours, Great workout

      Cons

      Hard to find company vehicle to use to do your job.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Love my team but frustrated with post-pandemic return to the office

      Jun 28, 2021 - Category Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My manager and team are the best. I feel supported in my role and my work is emotionally rewarding. I work with a relatively small group of stakeholders, some of whom are truly thought leaders in their area of expertise. There used to be great benefits if you lived near a Park (Orlando, Anaheim), but those aren't available currently.

      Cons

      Return to work in person is being handled with a very old-school approach. It feels like leadership learned nothing from the last 16+ months. Leadership clearly does not care about the preferences of their workforce. I expect many resignations in the Fall/Winter due to their return policy. Main issues with their approach: - No survey of employees or input asked for before rolling out the return plan - Strong focus on how collaboration and free exchange of ideas happens best in person (old-school) - One-size fits all approach of a minimum of 3 days per week in person "to begin," implying that requirement will increase - No differentiation between the types of roles that have been working from home successfully since March 2020 Other issues: Park access benefits have been revoked since the pandemic with no replacement to our compensation package, leadership can be very top-down in general with little regard for the thoughts of their teams, benefits (medical, 401k, etc) are below market average, pay is below market average, heavy reliance on brand to recruit & retain instead of compensation

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good, but lots to improve

      Jul 11, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid company doing exciting things. The benefits are really nice. Work life balance is great.

      Cons

      Software engineers and technologists aren’t treated equally across the company. For example, Disney Streaming engineers start with 3 weeks of vacation and are eligible for a bonus as a percent of salary but other software engineers in parks, studios, etc start with 2 weeks of vacation and don’t get a yearly cash bonus… just LTI. Moreover, with Hulu now integrated into DSS their engineers have a higher base salaries than Disney engineers.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Worked at Disney for 15 years and saw my changes, mostly negative

      Jul 5, 2021 - Coordinator in Burbank, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Most departments have laid-back work atmosphere. You can decorate cube/office. Dress is casual to business casual except for highest executives in Legal and Treasury. The lot is beautiful. If you love the parks, you will get a silver pass to all worldwide and some discounts on Disney swag.

      Cons

      Health care coverage has cost more and offered less every year since I worked at the company. Salary increases are not good, so start as high as you can, gain experience then move departments or to another company. If you return, you could move up and make more money that way. Some executives are aggressive. Some support staff are too. 90% are good co-workers, but really watch out for the bad ones. Listen to your intuition when you interview.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love my job

      Jul 26, 2021 - Sales Planner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love working at Disney! Great benefits, friendly teammates and good work environment. Working from home until October 2021. Bonus around the holidays. Better pay as a Disney planner vs other networks- Amc Networks, Viacom etc

      Cons

      Not the nicest office, difficulty getting promoted. Need to apply for new job and pitch, no promotion after a certain amount of time being on your position. Not that many vacation days. Sometimes management doesnt approve my request

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Outdoors all day, but will improve your mood.

      Jul 21, 2021 - Skyliner Cast Member in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It feels like Disney, there's a lot of guest interaction at all times and you can be assigned on different locations. It's literally a great ride to work, you get to see the sky all day long, managers are supportive of cast growth, and people seem to be happy there.

      Cons

      You must pay full attention to it at all times, since it's a safety role and be advised, discipline is strict. It can get really boring when shutdown for inclement weather and it's outdoors, standing all day.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company!

      Jul 28, 2021 - Food and Beverage 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and the change to work with people from different walks of life.

      Cons

      Managers make sure you are been sensitive to your employees.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great depending on location

      Jul 27, 2021 - Food and Beverage 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, okay pay, pretty good benefits, can move up within the company,good training

      Cons

      Either under worked or over worked, some locations leadership is horrible, pay can be underwhelming

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Rewarding and Memorable but Challenging

      Jun 2, 2021 - Quick Service Food and Beverage 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experiences and memories. You will garner lifelong business skills even while doing a job like being a cashier or custodial. You will learn quickly how to handle yourself professionally in challenging situations and you will learn to think on your feet to best serve the guests, especially the unhappy ones.

      Cons

      If you get a bad location, you will learn a lot but it can be very draining. You will be the low man on the totem pole and therefore you are easily replaceable. This will be apparent. Some leaders like to show they are proficient by consistently handing down points (demerits for your conduct or behaviors) even when it will not make sense to do so. There really isn't a system for challenging leaders on these reprimands and the few ways that are available are not taken seriously enough because again, the turnover rate is significant.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great job

      Jul 27, 2021 - Product Design Manager in Glendale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment and co-workers, it's a wonderful company to work for.

      Cons

      Quick turnover of upper management, results in constantly shifting plans.

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