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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do (in 60 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 127 reviews)

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  1. "House of Mouse"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really cutting edge technologies and systems get used.

    Cons

    Some orgs are just absent any direction. Everyone has to have "their own" what ever. There is a lot of "drive your own growth" but not a lot of assistance figuring out how to drive the growth in the company.


  2. "Cool"

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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

    Fun friendly fast paced environment

    Cons

    Not really many cons that are mentionable


  3. "Great place to work, but minimal opps for advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, in terms of allowing work/life balance. Great people. Great products. Great fun.

    Cons

    Constant organizational change, with often insufficient communication from executive leaders about what that means in terms of day-to-day roles and responsibilities. The constant change makes it nearly impossible for employees to believe they can advance their careers within the company. Oftentimes, managers do not even have their employees' growth in mind because of this. If organizational change is inevitable, managers don't see a need to worry about growing a team member who may not be on their team 1-2 years from now, no matter how high-performing that individual is.

    Advice to Management

    When HR managers are being told that their entry level recruiters will have to leave the company and come back to have a higher position, that is a problem. Until HR is encouraged to grow their own employees, how can they be expected to cultivate a culture of career development for the entire company? Take career development more seriously - and that starts at the top.


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  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Celebration, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, benefits, hours, leadership, salary, work perks i.e., free park admission to all global Disney parks, discounts on Disney cruises, merchandise, food & beverage.

    Cons

    Slow to promote, large organization, dated financial systems, political, long hours at times, high expectations, fast paced enviornment, hard to get time with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the careers of younger employees, coach them better, provide a more wholistic view of the business, try and break silos within organization


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    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Decision Science Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Decision Science Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company with a good moral compass that is committed to improving the Guest experience. Employees are all very friendly.

    Cons

    Orlando FL gets really hot in the summer time, which lasts 6 months.


  7. "WOW"

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    Current Employee - Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Love it because it is purely awesome

    Cons

    hate it because you don't get paid that well

    Advice to Management

    great


  8. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    The employee benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for career path growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disney"

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in entertainment, liberal, relaxed culture, friendly and smart people, great content.

    Cons

    Salaries not always competitive, workplace sometimes stressed, slick talkers rewarded, advancement opportunities limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to be a Silicon Valley branch; spread the wealth below the VP level.


  10. "Great place to have a job..."

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    Current Employee - Corp Comm Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Corp Comm Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Disney has Excellent benefits hands down

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move within the company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Disney Magic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complimentary ticket policy is generous, many discounts for all areas of the company.

    Cons

    Generally seem to pay low for the industry with the idea that the freebies make up for the difference.



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