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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • It can be difficult to manage work/life balance (in 66 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 137 reviews)

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  1. "former employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and company discounts. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement unless you work in New York or California


  2. "I would work here again."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It does feel like one big family, the synergy team is amazing, the benefits are great. Overall, everyone you work with is passionate.

    Cons

    Moving up with decent pay increases can be a joke. You're better off leaving the company, getting experience elsewhere, and trying to come back in for an attempt at higher pay.

    Advice to Management

    Specifically to middle management, don't be afraid to step up for your team, for the better. Let the young minds shine through with fresh out-of-the-box ideas.

  3. "Cosmetologist"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Cosmetologist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Cosmetologist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, lots of hours if you Want them.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is Horrible, mandatory overtime is usually required weekly. No creativity, strictly documentation work with no opportunities to BE creative unless you 'know' someone.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people at a decent rate so they stay and TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN!!!


  4. "Collections Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Advancement potential not the best on some business areas.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    a lot of possible hours and they have clean costumes for you every day and a locker and a shower if you need it at work and employee parking and shuttle

    Cons

    you must arrive almost an hour early or at least 30 min least to get to your station by your scheduled time...getting in the back .getting your costume ..changing...walking to the place in the park where you work


  6. "It is a ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Get into Disney parks for free

    Cons

    It is just another business


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for !"

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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

    - Some of the best people in the industry and passionate
    - Good technology and in certain cases of course "best in class" / "envelope pushing"
    - Room to make a difference
    - Management cares about the employees
    - Pretty good bonuses
    - Management solicits feedback/ideas to make the studios even better
    - Pride of work and for the final product (wholesome, healthy, family oriented entertainment)
    - Great company events
    - Perks like Disneyland passes for family etc
    - People treat each other with respect, care+compassion
    - Team oriented work ethic
    - Interesting workflows to explore, understand and learn from while working at the company
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of too many; esp if you are go getter and make a significant difference, you should also see recognition and title progress. People appreciate the impact you make.

    Advice to Management

    (Thumbs up) -- please keep up the great work and the awesome culture going and improving (the latter, only coz in life with anything "we can always do better"); and Thank you for everything ! Please always continue to produce outstanding products/stories, "working from the heart and genuine passion" and continue pushing the tech envelope. Consumers/guests recognize, understand and appreciate your products/experiences crafted with love, care, quality and just the right touch of surprise factor + freshness + tech + great innovation -- and they keep coming back for more and for-ever.

  8. "Manager, Digital Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Digital Marketing in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Digital Marketing in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, secure employment, culture is positive

    Cons

    Career advancement appears to be hard to come by.


  9. "It was fun."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Lots of tremendous talent. I loved the diversity in the work.

    Cons

    There were too many managers trying to make decisions.


  10. "Security host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    None to name at all

    Cons

    Overworked, horrible management, horrible pay


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