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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • It can be difficult to manage work/life balance (in 66 reviews)

  • Long hours, large amount of managers (in 137 reviews)

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  1. "Magic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, great equipment, very professional

    Cons

    Not enough PTO to go to DisneyLand as often as you want.


  2. "Attractions Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful perks and room for growth

    Cons

    Dealing with holiday park hours can be challenging

  3. "Great experience."

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Cast Member in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free entrance to the parks. Cast member discount on merchandise. Meet new people every day. Make international friends. Learn about new cultures.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Crazy schedule. Crazy guest like in every job. Deal with the heat of Florida is very challenging. Long hours standing under the sun while selling merchandise.

    Advice to Management

    Overall they care about you. Sometimes they don't respond on time.


  4. "Do what they ask of you and you will be left alone."

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Tech in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Tech in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is Union job that pays great with good benefits. They will work with you if you have an emergency with family.

    Cons

    Everything is done by seniority so when your at the bottom you Work weekend and holidays on shifts. Plus very dated equipment.


  5. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    good money, flexible time and awesome guest

    Cons

    horrible management , no raise a ton of dumb rules


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Grand Gatherings Reservation Agent"

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    Former Employee - Grand Gatherings Travel/Reservation Agent in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Grand Gatherings Travel/Reservation Agent in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Disney World is joyous and full of diversity. This past employer tops my list of favorite places to work.

    Cons

    Some positions are expendable especially if the expected quotas aren't being met. The communication required to avoid a separation of employment should be more evident.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your professional as well as your personal relationships with fellow employees of equal interests. The Disney family stays in our hearts forever.


  7. "WAH cast member"

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    Current Employee - Cast Member in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits. Free admission to the parks & very good discounts

    Cons

    There isn't much structure when you work from home and some times taking calls can be overwhelming when you don't have leaderships support

    Advice to Management

    Take supervisor calls

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cook 1"

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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 benefits, a lot of mobility within the company

    Cons

    Leadership can be entrenched in old ways of thinking


  9. "Awesome"

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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

    Absolutely a wonderful Company to work for.

    Cons

    I can honestly not name a single thing.


  10. "Global Publishing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Publishing & Development Coordinator, Secretary in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Publishing & Development Coordinator, Secretary in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company with great environment that offers ability to transfer departments, promotions & working from home.

    Cons

    If you leave the company it's hard to get back in because so many people want to get onboard.


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