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Found 219 of over 325 reviews
4.0
60% Recommend to a Friend
54% Approve of CEO

Found 219 of over 325 reviews

4.0
60%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
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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
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Planner

    Mar 9, 2023 - Master PLanner in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It was the place to work

    Cons

    It was very Hard to move up

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jan 25, 2023 - Software Developer in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, smart people, and great management at the lower level.

    Cons

    A lot of people were furloughed/laid off during the pandemic and we're still dealing with the fallout. Lot of unmaintained code to deal with.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Interesting work, too many politics

    Sep 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work was always interesting. As a Disney fan and also a general Themed Entertainment enthusiast, the projects were always cool. It was also very moving to see people actually going on rides or experiences that you worked on. Also, there were some opportunities to stretch outside your role but you really needed to know the right people and run with the right crowd. This was especially difficult for people who traveled for project work and that could be alienating. But if you kept an eye out there were opportunities to work on blue sky projects, internal speaker series, etc.

    Cons

    Over the 10 years I was there, the amount of politicking got worse and worse. It seemed like the only way to move ahead was throwing someone down and stepping on their back. This led to a lot of frustration where people were deliberately sabotaging others and going to leaders to complain without ever addressing the issue directly first, or where an issue (around schedule for example) was called out early and repeatedly, yet came as a surprise to project leadership because it was never communicated upward. Then if you tried to talk to project leadership directly you were reprimanded for not respecting the hierarchy. Personally I had to go to HR several times for issues around discrimination. It's been especially bad in the Chapek era where the budgets have been tighter and deadlines harder.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Awesome place to work!

    Feb 23, 2023 - 2D Animator in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great experience, management, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Busy, time-consuming, and complex tasks,

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Big Projects, Big Bureaucracy

    Feb 10, 2023 - Designer in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get to work on very large, high profile projects

    Cons

    Their management class is choking the organization to death.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Do NOT recommend

    Mar 2, 2023 - Project Management in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Cool projects and highly integrated and complicated work

    Cons

    This company has really gone downhill during and after the pandemic. Culture is now deflated. People trash talk in office a lot. Executives just care about padding their pocketbooks.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great overall company

    Dec 17, 2022 - Lead Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team environment and company benefits

    Cons

    None payed oncall but not bad

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Love Culture

    Nov 15, 2022 - Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Love the brand affinity for all things Disney among co-workers

    Cons

    Surrounded by innovators and creative thinkers

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Creativity everywhere

    Jul 12, 2022 - Digital Media Designer in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My Pro's and Cons are pre COVID era. Most people were easy to work with Content was their IP Benefits were great

    Cons

    There weren't many cons I didn't like that they pushed the idea that everyone can contribute but that really only meant the people who were liked by managers/directors and executives could speak and "be heard".

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great teams of interdisciplinary professionals

    Aug 16, 2022 - Principal Systems Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with some of the most talented staff in the world in multiple fields. Architecture, Structural Engineering, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Lighting Designers, Show Set Designers.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations of how to overcome construction delays. Staff are expected to work 80 or more hours per week to make up for GC delays. Upcoming move to Florida has already lost most of the tribal knowledge the company built over decades.

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Walt Disney Imagineering has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 325 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Walt Disney Imagineering to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Walt Disney Imagineering employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Walt Disney Imagineering. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

60% of Walt Disney Imagineering employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Walt Disney Imagineering 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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