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Walt Disney Company Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek
Bob Chapek
949 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits for all employees(in 372 reviews)

  • "great work environment and great teams to work with(in 276 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, lower than market pay(in 368 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is hard to maintain(in 151 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Yes

      Jan 11, 2021 - Manager in Miami, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great leadership with leaders in the company

      Cons

      Work life balance is hard to maintain

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      The People Make It Great

      Jan 14, 2021 - Coordinator in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You will meet some of the most wonderful people you have ever met and you will create lifelong friendships. Merchandise as well as the food & beverage discounts are a nice perk. The original best perk used to be bringing friends and family into the parks with you. Many areas offer employment to a diverse range of people from all cultural backgrounds as well as those with disabilities, as long as the area is able to accommodate. For example, someone who is wheelchair bound wouldn't be offered a position where they have to climb ladders

      Cons

      Staff is under-paid and overworked. Work life balance does not exist. I experienced peers getting reprimanded for things they shouldn't be reprimanded for. Now with the park reservation system, cast members essentially cannot enter the parks let alone bring family and friends along. Executives care more about themselves than about the frontline workers. If that was not the case, they would not have accepted their full pay AND bonuses back prior to cast members coming back to work. The executives got their pay and bonuses back at the cost of 30,000+ cast members' jobs. You cannot move up if you do not know people but in order to know people, you have to have a work life balance to meet with them. Many areas are overworked so you get off the clock extremely tired. All company values went out the window. The company used to preach that they cared for the employees but the true colors came to light thanks to covid.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 8 years

      Excellent

      Jan 5, 2021 - Production Stage Manager in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay is really good for employees that work there

      Cons

      Long Hours makes it difficult to have work life balance

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Company

      Jan 12, 2021 - Guest Experience Manager in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Theme park benefits, discounts on food, merchandise, resort stays

      Cons

      Very little work/life balance, its expected to stay as long as you are needed. As a salaried employee who does not receive overtime they over work you. It was normal to work 10-12 hour days without a lunch break.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for/great benefits

      Dec 7, 2020 - Event Manager in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits Great brand Great employee offerings

      Cons

      Work life balance can be challenging

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Some good and some not so good

      Jan 11, 2021 - Secretary V in Burbank, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great for Disney fans. Some divisions has room to advance quickly.

      Cons

      No work life balance. Starting pay is much lower than Netflix and some other studios. Re-organization is frequent.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Disney review

      Jan 20, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good Cinergy with other teams within the organization

      Cons

      more focus on work life balance

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Nov 9, 2020 - Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Hostess in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get to make so much magic for guests

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance working for disney

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      UnHappiest Company on Earth

      Jan 22, 2021 - Ad Operations Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      truly only the free admission to the parks

      Cons

      lack of transparency, bad management, lack of growth, CRAZY overtime, absolutely NO work/life balance

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Oct 29, 2020 - Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great workplace culture and environment

      Cons

      Work life balance getting a bit difficult

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