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  • It can be difficult to manage work/life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 131 reviews)

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  1. "The premiere entertainment company."

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    Former Employee - Communications in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Communications in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stellar onboarding and frequent executive communication.

    Cons

    Lower pay for perks like free entrance to Disneyland.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Since Orlando IT is big, lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Lot of contractors, so less of development more of maintenance. Late hour work, so Work life balance is missing.

    Advice to Management

    SDLC should be followed to save money and time. Very few full time workers, Management is thinking only cost and putting lot of contractors who leave and put all maintenance to other new comers.


  3. "Great foundation for a career"

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    Former Employee - Chef Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Chef Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Disney gave me tons of career experience that has been the foundation and of course tickets to the parks are great

    Cons

    Sometimes you do feel like just a number since there are so many employees


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    "Great company to work for with lots of opportunities for people that want to exceed"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great community of people
    Lot's of job opportunities
    Embraces diversity

    Cons

    Pay may not be as competitive as other companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep it fun, reward good behavior and hard work!


  6. "Fun when you are young"

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    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Built in social life. School friendly.

    Cons

    Odd, inconsistant hours. Traffic and parking.


  7. "Wonderful Internship Opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Disney College Program Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Disney College Program Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Meet people from all over the world
    -Fun work environment and experience
    -Opportunity to network and take classes

    Cons

    -Low pay - no other negatives


  8. "Very fun place to work, awesome experience to work in a place I loved."

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    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (who says no to free admission to Disneyland/Walt Disney World), discounts on merchandise and food, you play where you work and work where you play

    Cons

    The point system is very unforgiving in Disneyland, Walt Disney World is much more forgiving as they don't weight them as high as Disneyland

    Advice to Management

    Become a little more involved with your Cast Members, they look to you for help and answers. There were sometimes where the managers were more intimidating than helpful and you didn't want to go to them. Be proactive with Cast Members and see what you can do to help them thrive and succeed in the company.


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    "Compensation needs to be adjusted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, unlimited opportunity, surrounded by great talent

    Cons

    Salaries are too low, especially for the workload most carry.

    Advice to Management

    To retain and attract good talent you need to provide better financial rewards.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work! Lot's of fun!

    Cons

    None. This is a great place to work.


  11. "Photopass Photographer"

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    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT PAY for an entry-level job (among the best paid hourly cast members) ,fun environment, great perks like free park entry and discounts.

    Cons

    13 hour shifts are not fun, regardless of the overtime pay. Working in the excessive heat is taxing. Being rained on and having soggy feet for an entire shift stinks. Freezing outside in temperatures less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit isn't fun especially when all the hand warmers are gone and you can't wear gloves.

    Advice to Management

    My management was great on all levels. Very supportive and encouraging.