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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is very good, great career development program" (in 116 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and flexibility with the work schedule" (in 173 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be compromised at certain times of the year when deadlines are near" (in 73 reviews)

  • "Prepare to be standing up long hours" (in 159 reviews)

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  1. "Disney"

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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

    Great benefits, nice people, fun content, pride in company name and image.

    Cons

    Politics get in the way of progress and slow down growth and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and automate the paper pushing processes as much as possible to remove people involvement and reduce politics.


  2. "Merchandise Cast member"

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, including free access to the parks. Most coworkers are amazing and eager to be at work.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough to support a normal lifestyle. The hours can be crazy as well.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work and there's always something new going on

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to advance if not in traditional role/department


  4. "BEST JOB EVER!"

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    Former Employee - Character Performer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Character Performer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Access to Parks
    Making People Happy
    No complaints
    Felt like a family
    Creating the magic for guests

    Cons

    Ruined magic for employees
    Point system with union
    Negative attitudes (premadonnas)


  5. "Great Place to Work in Technology"

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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

    Employee benefits, work culture, amazing brand values.

    Cons

    Majority of workers on contract, frequent turnover.


  6. "Fulfilling and positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Actor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Actor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly. Helpful. Caring. Productive. Fair.

    Cons

    Very large bureaucratic company with large corporate structure. Easy to get lost in the fray.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work


  7. "Front Office Supervisor"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to grow with. Plenty of location you can transfer to within the company. Great health insurance and perks such as free entrance into parks.

    Cons

    Low paying wages and long hours most of the time

  8. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great People, well organized training, excellent advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Work load can be very heavy, very challenging


  9. "Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Cause it's the we can work and progress

    Cons

    you can decide to change business line one to an other.

    Advice to Management

    great team leader, help cast member to progress with the company


  10. "Stage Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    -Steady and reliable work and paychecks.
    -Decent union protections keep horrible management at bay for the most part.
    -I met some of my closest on the job friends here. People I still keep in touch with after moving out of state. There are some really great people working there.

    Cons

    - Below scale pay for profession.
    - HORRIBLE working culture that is exploitative and predatory. This is primarily the fault of bloated middle management creating an environment of competition for good assignments instead of shared goals and creativity.
    - Predominate culture of "You should be grateful for this wonderful job..."
    - You have to drink the disney Koolaid to not be driven mad by the cult like atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop exploiting people. Your workers and your guests.


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