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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • It can be difficult to manage work/life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • The downside to working here is the long hours (in 145 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people, and business

    Cons

    Less technology, information, and growth


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Attractions Hostess in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Attractions Hostess in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The perks are pretty cool like the free entry to all the parks.

    Cons

    Poor hours, un-professional, favoritism, good workers get over-looked, and useless unions

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees. Listen to their concerns and follow-up.

  3. "Disney ABC Television Group"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tickets to parks, childcare and a ton of autonomy

    Cons

    they never promote or give raises

    Advice to Management

    Promote


  4. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    tickets
    people you meet
    location
    manager are nice

    Cons

    pay
    hours
    parking
    the costume
    Everything
    would want to go back

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees a living wage


  5. "Disney College Program-Lifeguaard"

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

    Pros

    If you love Disney then this job is perfect for you, however, your role will make or break your program. Pick something you love and if you can't handle criticism then this program is not for you. Your co-workers are your family and you have to love being close to others.

    Cons

    The rent is very expensive, Disney technically isn't supposed to be charging rent since the housing was donated by Coca-Cola.

    Advice to Management

    You never know who is watching so always make sure to treat guests well.


  6. "Food and beverage trainer"

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility with the work schedule.

    Cons

    The hours can get crazy, and it is an extremely fast-paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    The more communication between the cast, coordinators, and upper management, the better.


  7. "Entertainment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits offered

    Cons

    No consistent leadership since they tend to rotate often.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, hard to advance"

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

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

    Pros

    It’s Disney so there is all types of cool projects going on. Lots of smart hard working people. Free tickets to the parks if you like to go, however this has been reduced every year.

    Cons

    Pay below market when compared to rival companies. Although fun projects, the atmosphere is very corporate. To move up you need to leave and come back.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how to create more opportunity for growth for employees


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Great Company for a career"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    The reputation you hear about for The Walt Disney Company matches the employee experience. The company has a strong sense of ethics, a focus on inclusion, and gives everyone a chance to be innovative. Open jobs are posted across the entire company, so it's easy to see internal opportunities. As a salaried person, it's required that my leader takes the time to have ongoing career conversations with me. Also, we're encouraged to make a plan to get to those aspirations. There are a lot of opportunities to gain skills and experiences, both through everyday work/stretch assignments and through online and classroom learning. I've had the chance to move across several types of functions (like operations, sales, communications), which doesn't happen at a lot of other companies

    Cons

    It's very much a relationship-based culture. If you're not willing to do some networking, it's harder to move around. Also, there is a lot of collaborative work, so while there's a good degree of autonomy, working on major things means there will be a lot of conversation to get things approved / done

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in this direction, and encouraging more frequent and better conversations between leaders and their teams. This has been happening more and more, and it makes me feel more motivated and included than ever before


  10. "Main Stage Dancer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and the money is always on-time along with incentives for car-pooling and other environmentally friendly options.

    Cons

    Management was poor and inexperience with talented and well groomed performers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of how you can team build and show care to cast members.


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