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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. "IT Manager"

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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Dynamic Organization, lots of diversity

    Cons

    Advancement can be a challenge due to frequent reorgs

    Advice to Management

    Treat cast members like we treat our guests


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, benefits, creative environment, great customer service

    Cons

    extremely fast paced environment, not heating or a/c in the times square store

  3. "Attractions WDW - Beware of what you say your availability is. Proceed with caution."

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with and also meeting so many different people from all over the world. The training was good. They wanted to make sure you were comfortable before you were on your own. I hope that I can go back some day now that I understand the scheduling system a little better.

    Cons

    Too many hours! I wanted to work part time and I thought the fact that I said I had "full availability" would show that I am flexible to work "part time hours. " Instead I was scheduled 60 hours a week 6 days a week. That is not part time. Also, I never knew who I should talk to about scheduling. I was told to submit online my request to reduce hours. I did and was denied twice but then I was told to talk to a manager. I just never quite knew who I should be talking to. I ultimately had to quit as the hours were too much for me. It made me sad as I really liked the job other than that.


  4. "Entertainment technician 3"

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    Current Employee - Entertainment Technician III
    Current Employee - Entertainment Technician III
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people from all walks of the industry. Good friends and many laughs to be had. Usually opening to new people and there is no hard work.

    Cons

    There is no challenging work and moving up in th company is rough. Days become a little stale because your doing the same work day in and day out.


  5. "Guest Experience Manager Housekeeping"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Guest Experience Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Guest Experience Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance, 401K, pension for salaried cast members.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a promotion will not happen unless you know someone.


  6. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not too much work; work-life balance

    Cons

    People do their own thing, not much teamwork


  7. "Sr Financial Analyst"

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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 company to work for and to learn about the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Slow processes, difficult to move within the company

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, great company benefits, and potential to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    At ESPN they are proud that most of the managers came from the proverbial" mail room. " Unfortunately, most managers at the VP and above levels are underqualified and undertrained to be in such positions. Also results in "Group Think." My observation is that the smartest and most qualified people have, and do, leave the company.

    I did notice that the old Disney management members that are still in place are much better than the ESPN group that took over.

    Advice to Management

    For ESPN, I would recommend they stop promoting from within to break the cycle.


  9. "Great company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people. Good vision. Love the company and there is lots of opportunities to move around. Positive working atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of buroqracey. Communication can be better between everyone within departments. Sometimes it takes a long time for simple tasks to be completed

    Advice to Management

    Remember the vision


  10. "Quick service food and beverage worker"

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    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very happy, helpful, and kind cast members. Managers were very nice and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Must be quick on your feet as it is a very fast paced company. Not really a con but just something to think about.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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