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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do (in 59 reviews)

  • Long hours as to be expected in busy season (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary for my monthly salary

    Cons

    Work Under pressure most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Raise my Salary


  2. "intern"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are upper management or higher. They promote from within all the time.

    Cons

    It is not a great paying job and theyre very demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better.


  3. "Sales Facilitation Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Facilitation Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Facilitation Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, paternity/maternity leave, park passes, and you work with good people.

    Cons

    Pay is not on scale for the work you do and Leaders are not at 'Disney' as front line cast members. Not many opportunities to move up in the sales environment. My Job was a facilitator and I got paid hourly where as any other Full Time Facilitation Position in the company is Salary.

    Advice to Management

    The company is hemorrhaging money due to turn over. Look at investing in your front line.


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  5. "Accounting Clerk"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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


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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.


  10. "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.


  11. "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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