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  • "HR does a great job offering benefits (such as heavily discounted backup care for children) that other companies don't(in 1132 reviews)
  • "I worked on several animated series for Walt Disney TV Animation and the development people were great.(in 836 reviews)
  • "The classic Disney culture is great with a focus on team work and less individualistic.(in 254 reviews)
  • "great coworkers....only because we all share the same misery day in and day out.(in 245 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good except when a production is in full swing then be ready to put in a lot of over time.(in 215 reviews)
  • "The worst part of working at Disney would be the low pay and the plethora of annoying guests.(in 765 reviews)
  • "Long hours but while working on ship time flies and being in the Caribbean is not so bad(in 507 reviews)
  • "poor management and disconnect from the values of the disney brand more than you'd think(in 435 reviews)
  • "Many of the managers have never been in a park performance position so it's hard for them to empathize with concerns.(in 184 reviews)
  • "Low salary and in summer hot weather(in 170 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Oct 9, 2014
      Senior Manager, Marketing
      Former Employee, more than 5 years
      Burbank, CA
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      Great training ground - super smart people, great products and you are a part of an amazing legacy


      work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs. Pay is not as high as competitive places and promotions are few/far between

      1. 1.0
        May 24, 2016
        Anonymous Employee
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
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        - If you love Disney as a brand, that makes the cons a tad bit (and I mean a TAD) easier to deal with. - You get to hear about upcoming products/movies before anyone else (that's kind of cool).


        - Disney is an entertainment company so it comes with schmoozing, the typical 'who you know defines your importance', and brown-nosing is the ONLY way you'll get promoted (forget hard work/talent/experience, that stuff doesn't work here). - They talk a lot about work/life balance and professional development but there's absolutely zero action behind it. Leadership says that they encourage you to keep a good work/life balance - but then they turn around and expect you to respond to emails and complete projects 24/7 (and yes you're required to do so). - You are 100% on your own - so if you don't do well with figuring everything out on your own (from where the commissary is to how to do your job) - then this isn't the place for you. - No such thing as leadership here. They're too busy schmoozing and doing everything they can to fulfill their own personal agenda - so don't expect to find anyone that you can lean into or learn from. - They boast a collaborative environment but only those that matter have good ideas - so if you're not part of the 'in-crowd', don't even bother. If you do speak up, be prepared for your idea/suggestion to be either a) taken with zero credit to you or b) taken then scrutinized (as will you for even coming up with the idea; think Mean Girls to the 100th power). - And if you're wondering, the 'in-crowd' consists of a group of inexperienced millennial-bots that only say yes and wing everything they do (because inexperience is key!). Overall, people work here because they love the brand NOT because of the professional growth/recognition/collaborative team environment/leadership support. If you're a big Disney fan, just be prepared to see all that goes on behind the magic. All of the good, the bad, and the really ugly of what Disney is as a corporate company. The corporate conservative dark under belly of Disney will change your view of their products so just be prepared to see it, experience it, and deal with it.

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