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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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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. "WOW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Disney Vacation Club"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DVC Advisor I in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - DVC Advisor I in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the friendly, family like atmosphere. Very each to speak with leaders and moving up in this role was very plausible and expected.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, not much leeway when it comes to chronic illness or operations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and looking for those who work well with others and strive for perfection!


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work. Lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Chef in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Chef in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Insurance, discounts, vacations, opportunity

    Cons

    The base pay is a bit low to start out

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you treat your employees with you respect you wish upon yourself


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disney Magic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great perks, globally known and loved brand, lots of different lines of business. High quality products and creative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries frequently below industry standard, long hours, little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries, hours, and career advancement need to be more in line with other comparable companies in entertainment industry.


  8. "Attractions Host"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is such a great company that makes magic for kids all around. Loved working there!

    Cons

    Nothing! The company is so great!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing everyone was really nice!


  9. "Management does not operate as a team. Job is decent for an entry level position."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Convention Service Attendant in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Convention Service Attendant in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great as a full-time status employee. Free entry to the park is a plus, as well as ability to bring in friends and family.

    Cons

    Getting the operation to communicate with one another more fluidly. Flexibility within this department is mediocre. Ability to go to school and work full time is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees and give recognition to all departments.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A dream role to play with a lifetime of memo"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, fellow Cast Members, fun benefits, opportunities, and like most companies, it is what you make of it....and I made the most of my 25 years in roles that allowed me to live and travel around the world

    Cons

    Disney is not a,pay leader...the fun benefits do make up for a bit but if you crave cash and an ever rising salary you may be disappointed but hey...you can get into the parks most anytime you want....have a magical day

    Advice to Management

    Your front line IS your bottom line...get off your self appointed I AM THE BOSS ego trip you may be thing and truly understand that if our front line isn't happy the first to experience it are the Guests...and that lead to loss of revenue.....or ka-ching


  11. "Budget cuts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has changed so much since I worked there from 2012 to 2016. I left since the pay wasn't much and on top of that i had to work harder since we were constantly understaffed in the lodging line of busniess. Benefits have gone down and the gene

    Cons

    The free park entry and the occasial 40% off dinning locations. Health insurance is one of the best though.

    Advice to Management

    They are inexperienced anyways and the ones that are there for too long don't care.


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