Walt Disney Imagineering Reviews

Updated May 4, 2022

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Currently working in corporate strategy on the M&A team at Disney, and while I really enjoy my job, I’m wondering if it would make sense to target a pure IB role. I want to get a top tier MBA in 2ish years, and was wondering if I’ll be at a disadvantage from an applicant standpoint given I have no real IB/consulting experience. Long term, I’d like to explore PE roles, so any feedback would be great!

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Creating the magic

    Feb 7, 2022 - Project Controls Lead in Burbank, CA
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    Pros

    challenging projects with amazing teams

    Cons

    High pressure to repeatedly design and build prototypical experiences

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    WDI Florida

    May 4, 2022 - Show Design and Production Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing team doing amazing work

    Cons

    Management and HR doing little to keep the magic in working at the place Walt Disney founded.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Don't plan on retiring

    Mar 31, 2022 - Director in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very creative. Great teams. Great benefits.

    Cons

    They want a young dynamic organization. Because new construction goes in phases there are layoffs after every major project. As you get older and gain more income you become a target for layoffs. Surviving there through your 40's and beyond is very unlikely.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Not what it once was

    Mar 23, 2022 - Imagineer in Glendale, CA
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    Pros

    Good benefits and great people

    Cons

    You are just a number in the system, and they will work you as hard as possible. Upward mobility for women and poc seems unusually difficult compared to the rest of the Walt Disney company or other modern companies.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good place to work, don't let the pixie dust blind you

    Feb 21, 2022 - Designer in Glendale, CA
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    Pros

    Good people high standards good health care generally treat employees well generally decent pay

    Cons

    company moving to Florida Don't let the pixie dust blind you, remember you are a tax on the bottom line and as soon as things get tough don't be surprised to find yourself looking for work.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    All good things come to an end...

    Mar 9, 2022 - Technical Director in Glendale, CA
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    Pros

    When Tom Staggs was chairman of Parks and Resorts, Imagineering was still the most amazing place to be. It contained some of the most talented and briiliant people collected and trained under one roof, and the culture was designed for the innovation of the human experience.

    Cons

    Worst leadership possible came into the company after Tom left.. When Imagineering was allowed to be what it was created for it was a very powerful design and delivery company capable of creating anything. When The Disney Company Board of Directors decided to create a leadership focused only on what makes stock prices move quick, and not a longer strategy based on what makes people trust and come back , it all changed. If one was to ask what kind of business animal would Bob Chapek be? He is a fox. You don't put a fox in charge of the geese that make the golden eggs.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Glamourous job

    Feb 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Legacy, the name brand and can be proud you are part of one of the most creative projects in the world.

    Cons

    Your next project is not guaranteed. You may be let go easily. You need to understand this to get hired.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Love the Challenge

    Dec 27, 2021 - Show Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I work with amazing people doing the impossible all the time.

    Cons

    Post Covid understaffed, Everyone working at 250% with no end in sight.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Steer clear for a few years

    Jan 4, 2022 - Team Leader 
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    Pros

    Previously one of the greatest work places around. The most creative and impressive individuals in the themed entertainment space.

    Cons

    The pros do not current exist. They’ve butchered their staff during Covid and continue to overwork those few who remain while not providing additional support.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Creativity is the fun part

    Dec 9, 2021 - Senior Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Lots of fun and creative projects

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work/life balance with long hours

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Walt Disney Imagineering has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 300 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Walt Disney Imagineering to a friend and 41% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Walt Disney Imagineering employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Walt Disney Imagineering. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

64% of Walt Disney Imagineering employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Walt Disney Imagineering 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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