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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do (in 59 reviews)

  • Worked REALLY long hours, sometimes 10-12 hour shifts, for dirt pay (in 123 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and good pay.

    Cons

    Not many options to grow professionally


  2. "Magical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Amazing perks, Every day is different from the next, Fun environment, Wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, Many different managers


  3. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team dynamics, nice perks

    Cons

    Some politics, but typical for large corporations


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  5. "Amazing and dynamic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Love the people, it was like a family

    Cons

    No real opportunity to develop


  6. "Senior Deputy Editor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven people around every corner. Great benefits. Resources to do the job the right way.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management level sometimes leaves little elbow room for mid-level employee innovation, despite the company's avowed interest in encouraging it. Might be losing its touch as a cutting-edge media company. Lots of self-congratulatory back-patting that often doesn't resonate outside the company. Advancement up the ranks happens at a snail's pace.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace risks. Stop playing it safe so often. And invest more in the resources you have rather than always looking outside the company.


  7. "Sales and service agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good training.
    - Friendly cast member

    Cons

    Not enough money
    very hard to get to management roles


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    "Manager, Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company with great benefits and something always in the pipeline. The company does a great job of supporting initiatives across all business segments in order to amplify impact to the bottom line. Relationships are key at this company - if you have a keen sense of how to get things done and deliver and foster relationships a with employees who work in other disciplines, you will be well suited for Disney. Many people love what they do and it shows. At corporate, you'll have many learning opportunities each year and chances for growth. Did I mention benefits are great? (Silver pass (park entrance), movie screenings, etc.)

    Cons

    Given Disney's sector - the entertainment industry - and its responsibility to shareholders, there is a high level of "what are you delivering for me today". Whether its content or earnings, executives and staff work quite a few hours to meet goals. The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do. For Southern California, salary is a bit lower than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Expanding our information and distribution capabilities is important to keep up with where our industry is headed, but content will always be king. Don't worry that we will be behind (despite what the street may say); rather, maintain focus on creating relevant and impactful content. Netflix may produce some great shows, but a side to side comparison will show that Netlix (and the other "new studios) overall does not rival what Disney has accomplished. Keep an eye on the future, wait for the right distribution/information play (read: not a $50B Netlix purchase or merger with major telecom) and continue to tell stories.


  9. "Occupational Health and Safety Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leaders to learn from

    Cons

    Lack of communication among teams


  10. "Walt Disney Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    flexible, good work life balance

    Cons

    growth, lack of promotion too


  11. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning new technologies
    Great workplace
    Creativity

    Cons

    Hard to get a permanent role
    A lot of changes



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