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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do (in 59 reviews)

  • Worked REALLY long hours, sometimes 10-12 hour shifts, for dirt pay (in 123 reviews)

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  1. "A media company not a tech company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. You will rarely encounter a team in which you do not get along with everyone.

    Cons

    Micro management from Executive leadership interferes with solution planing causing short term fixes that do not address the long term issues or needs of the company. It is not uncommon to see the same issue repeat month after month. If you are well versed in ITIL do not expect to see it well executed here.


  2. "Good program"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Meet lots a people, great experience, free admission to parks

    Cons

    Living arrangements weren't the best. The hours were all over the place.


  3. "Legal Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Legal Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Legal Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my company I work for and the legal work I am doing.

    Cons

    I want to return home

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Union position so raises are automatic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perks such as free admission and discounts

    Cons

    union gives annual raise no matter the quality of work.


  6. "Reservation Sales Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    The Company is a great deal of fun to work for! The perks are great, with the ability to play at the parks!

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive at all.


  7. "Merchandise"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training on customer service, and looks AMAZING on your resume

    Cons

    Hours suck, no set schedule, and always expect closing shifts.


  8. "Great culture"

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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

    Great work life balance, learning opportunities, and perks

    Cons

    Slow project process, slow upward mobility


  9. "Disney and You (specifically entertainment and attractions)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cast member perks are great. Free single admission entrance (almost every day) to the parks for yourself and 16 sign-ins per year for your friends (block-out dates). Discounts on Disney merchandise as well. Cool Cast Member experiences as well as recreation activities.

    Cons

    Feels like a school. Cant leave property for lunch. Depending on where you work in the park, if you forget food, you're screwed. Certain positions are non-union so that sucks. Sometimes you encounter situations where people/guests will throw everything out of proportion (stay strong). Seniority means everything so you'll be getting every night shift of the week and weekend. Pay excludes seniority. Ive known people who have been working there for 10 years and I make the same amount/near the same amount. Working up to higher positions/independently is tough. You need to become a lead/manager, may take years, and kiss up to get your foot through the door. I did it and now I want out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your CM's (cast members) are saying. Yes, we complain but we do it for a reason. We don't expect you to be perfect so stop acting like you are. Help us first before you help out guests. Give us the tools and we will work with them, deny us and we cannot do much.


  10. "Good experience and foot in the door but serious grunt work. No skill involved."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Disney College Program in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Disney College Program in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really do focus on excellence and guest happiness.

    Cons

    Huge corp feel and really loses some of magic back-stage.

    Advice to Management

    Empathize with employees


  11. "A happy former cast member"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Everyone wants the best for their project/team. Great benefits/perks. And of course, the pixie dust!

    Cons

    Huge corporate entity, takes layers of approvals for even small decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the town halls and Q&As, listening to your team is essential.



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