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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated June 18, 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 170 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be compromised at certain times of the year when deadlines are near" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Long hours working for the company" (in 157 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Great perks like free entrance for your self and 3 other guests to the parks, discounts at nearly all Disney locations, Discounts online at shopdisney.com, Plenty of learning programs available on your online portal including a few to learn a new language! Hours are great you can go to your online portal and pick up lots of open hours along with posting up your own hours! Lots of opportunity for growth there are a several roles to go up into so once you get into Disney you pretty much just started your career! There are also cast member gyms and day cares on property so that helps a lot! You get paid to create happiness :-)

    Cons

    On your first year of employment hours can be a little crazy even part time because you must provide full availability for at least 3 days being part time so you can be scheduled as early as 5 AM and as late as 4:30 AM so it can get crazy but as you work longer for the company you do have the opportunity to get better hours. Might take sometime until you first start out working the whole on boarding process from day one that you got your job offer it may take as long as one month until you actually start you first day of work. Nothing much else really!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work you guys promote a friendly environment to all the cast members I never witnessed someone depressed or not happy with their jobs!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Disney is a huge company, so there is lots of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Disney is a huge company, so you have your hands in one tiny thing.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Impact a large set of people through your work

    Cons

    A large enterprise with expected overheads


  4. "Be careful what you wish for"

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    Former Employee - Monorail Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Monorail Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet a lot of new people, work with awesome people, occasionally do something for a guest to make their day, do something very few people get the chance to do.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Management knows and does nothing for employees yet pretends they do, applicable labor union does nothing to aid covered employees. Turnover rate is extremely high; Within a 3 week period, on average 3-4 people announced their departure from the department or from the company. This happened fairly consistently

    Advice to Management

    Resign and get an entirely new management team promoted from within the department. Update technology to fit a more modern time. Actually take care of your employees.


  5. "Attractions Cast Member"

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    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got into parks for free

    Cons

    Hours were crazy and requesting off is difficult


  6. "Manager"

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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

    Pros

    Great Brand and great people

    Cons

    Large organization, takes time to navigate


  7. "Ok if you're into the benefotd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Can get into the parks for free

    Cons

    Wages not enough to live off of

  8. "Great Perks!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, employee discounts, team building at Disneyland, free admission for self and family to Disney Parks, movie screening, good pay, fun job

    Cons

    It is still a large company and there are lots of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Provide more assistance to laid off employees finding internal jobs


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    workload is not heavy, environment is relatively easy and flexible

    Cons

    organization chaos and politics too much


  10. "Intern Life"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to go to the Parks anytime for free
    Employee events are fun since the culture is so open
    Flexibility to work from home is great depending on your team culture.

    Cons

    They should invest more in other departments besides just ABC, Studios, or DCPI. Treat your corporate group better!
    Older folks tend to stay longterm so there's not much growth or opportunity movements.

    Advice to Management

    There's so much upper management so things will run slow sometimes


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