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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • The company is working on work-life balance, but there is still some work to do (in 60 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 127 reviews)

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  1. "Disney Magic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Guests, Disney discounts, benefits, WDW perkS

    Cons

    Old bitter employees, bidding for shifts, not customer facing unless you have seniority = very little tips from servers

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on the interactions between employees, train consistently, increase communication


  2. "The Best Company to Work For!"

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

    Pros

    Great work perks, employees are treated well, innovative and creative environment, company really cares about its employees, magical place to work!

    Cons

    Competitive, interns rarely get jobs


  3. "Performance Solution Architect"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Architect in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding work environment great individuals to work with at Disney, Leading technology

    Cons

    on-demand response, very pro active environment at disney

    Advice to Management

    Looking for opportunity to utilize my 20+ years of IT experience


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  5. "Misc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    It's a good company that creates fun and excitement. It attracts a lot of nice and talented people and provides a lot perks other companies can not.

    Cons

    Too much restructuring and too many political plays. Sometimes good people are pushed out because they're not as loud as the bad ones.

    Advice to Management

    Show your direct reports that you care about hard work and value people so they will do the same and trigger it to create a good culture in which people don't take advantage but respect and care about each other.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, depending on the organization you join"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director, Technology in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Technology in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The brand is very strong and everyone is drawn to Disney because of an affinity for the brand and a commitment to maintain the reputation for creating magic. Benefits are good enough, there are some perquisites that your kids will love. You will be proud to be the mom or dad who works for Disney.

    Cons

    Some of the orgs are still very bureaucratic with command-and-control top-down leadership. There are several layers of management because people tend to stay with the company and they don't have enough upward mobility without creating layers. The layers introduce delay, inefficiency, and turf wars. There are very few women leaders at the higher levels and mid-level female leaders are not being groomed. HR does not deal effectively with issues of poor performance, abusive leaders, or sexual harassment.

    Advice to Management

    There is a wide divide between the top-level leaders and the rest of the organization, creating an ivory tower experience. This is more true in some organizations and can be easily discovered by reviewing employee survey results.


  7. "Day Custodial"

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    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Perks are good, the people you work with become your closest friends

    Cons

    Not a place you can really make a living. A good job for someone while they're in school but not enough to support yourself or s family

    Advice to Management

    Very money driven right now, the joy has been sucked out of the experience


  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Disney is all it’s cracked up to be. It is so great working for a company that brings so much happiness to people all over the world. The finance unit is integral in developing strategy and supporting the operations of WDW. So it is great to have such greater influence on the clients we support.

    It is a very collaborative environment that still fosters autonomy in your work. It is rare to see micromanaging. There are many avenues for personal development and opportunities to climb the ladder. Despite being a competitive Fortune 100 company, there is still good work & life harmony, so not crazy hours. It’s about getting the work done. And besides the stimulating work, you work for Disney, so that’s cool.

    Cons

    There still are some politics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Tom. And continue to adapt benefits to adapt to current market.


  9. "data analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interesting projects, well-developed organization, practice SAS and R, good place for stat or or major students

    Cons

    few holidays, basically use SAS, all in all. a good work place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people. Enjoyed what I did. People always willing to help out if you have questions.

    Cons

    Nothing actually....I was very happy. The reason I am not there now is because I was laid off for restructuring of my department.


  11. "Overall Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Diverse employees, Amazing learning opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay, Management heavy, Large corporation

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and Inspire great talent, Increase compensation



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