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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated June 24, 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. "Great place to start out"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A fun place to work where you meet a lot of interesting people, free access to the parks and resorts.

    Cons

    It's a lot harder to move up then they would have you believe. In order to move up it had more to do with your rank i.e. seniority a pose to your merit and ability.

    Advice to Management

    Save the pixy dust for the guest and keep it more business for your cast; especially when it comes to advertising different jobs. Remember Safe- D begins with you !


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. "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


  5. "Love the work I get to do on a weekly basis"

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    Current Employee - Sales Effectiveness Leader in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Effectiveness Leader in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Different types of work on a weekly basis. My boss values my work and opinion and I have the ability to contribute to the larger organization.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are challenges with working for a larger corporation. Such as less latitude when it comes to policies and procedures


  6. "Varying levels and jobs across park operations and corporate park ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to disney and disney events for little to nothing. Ability to travel and get into parks across the US. Disney related perks

    Cons

    There are a lot of plateaus in the company. Once you reach a certain area it's about favorites and political movements. Hard to break through if you're not into the game


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment with good benefits. Exposure to various departments and different job opportunities.

    Cons

    Current role can get a little routine due to quarterly based reporting. And due to the complexity of reports, flexible workplace can be little tough to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    More support to team unity and team spirit, as well as support for career movements for the employees.

  8. "Really quite magical"

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

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

    Pros

    -Park benefits (unlimited entry)
    -Prestige
    -Great people
    -Company security

    Cons

    -Difficult to move up
    -No benefits for my Graduate Associate position


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work friends, wonderful perks, excellent insurance benefits, 401K matching, generous PTO

    Cons

    Hard to advance, lack of direction from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the trenches with your team to see what they really need.


  10. "Way too many hours for part time."

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    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Very nice people. Meet a lot of nice people from all over the world. Love interacting with the kids.

    Cons

    It gets old having to be super happy all the time and repeating yourself over and over, especially when working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. Way too many hours for part time. I thought I would get about 25- 30 hours but instead consistently working six days a week, 12 hours a day. I told them I cannot sustain those kind of hours and have requested twice to reduce my hours but I was denied my requests so I will be giving notice.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the needs of your cast. You are short staffed because the cast is getting burned out by making them work way too many hours.


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