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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, excellent benefits, good office location (in 98 reviews)

  • Great benefits for families of full-time employees (in 142 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly people, but not great professionally"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (getting into the parks and employee discount are awesome)
    Friendly coworkers
    Great chance to work with very valuable intellectual property

    Cons

    Disney is a product focused company, meaning that the fellow software engineers are far from the top in their field. You'll come across quite a bit of incompetence and it can be very frustrating. There's also not a clear path for how to advance your career here.

    Advice to Management

    Have higher standards for technical skills in software engineers


  2. "Apprentice Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Benefit are really good for everyone

    Cons

    Union sucks,no help at all

    Advice to Management

    more respect as an employee

  3. "Great Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Caring Boss; family-flexible environment; generous vacation schedule.

    Cons

    Some extra hours depending on over booking appointments

    Advice to Management

    Communication with employees on a regular basis as to scheduling and patient care


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love it but little room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment
    Supportive team
    Surrounded by smart people
    Proactive attitude
    Lots of chances to learn and network
    Insanely collaborative

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Promotions based on seniority rather than performance
    Fear of the changing landscape and the difficulties of adapting

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for good work instead of focusing on loyalty to attract millennials. They lose a lot of good talent because don't get promoted or raises, so they job hop. Adds a lot of stress to the environment since high turnover means people constantly not knowing what they're doing!

    Despite all this, I still love my job and dread having to leave in order to advance my career.


  5. "was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Travel Event Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Travel Event Coordinator in Bristol, CT

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, learned a lot

    Cons

    wasn't always treating fairly within the department


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Performing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Being able to enter into Disney Parks as a performer is a huge opportunity that many do not get the chance. It is prestigious, fun, and challenging!

    Cons

    Pay for hourly employees in the park is LOW. Extremely low. A majority of employees have to juggle another job just to make rent in Orange County. The physical work is draining to your body and if you're injured....good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans. We all work hard and deal with awful guests on a daily basis while management sits in an office.


  7. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Culture needs improvement, low visibility at junior level

  8. "Great Company to be apart of"

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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

    Great place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Work can be demanding but my team is great at making things happen during high demanding periods


  9. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    wonderful environment i would recommend to everyone

    Cons

    pay could better other than that really enjoyable


  10. "Bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Free Disneyland tickets were the only positive part

    Cons

    Political gamesmanship with zero accountability


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