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Fun for work experience and company insight, draining otherwise.

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Former Employee - College Program  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
Former Employee - College Program in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Free park access. You also get to meet many people around the country and world on a daily basis. Depending on where you work, you get to experience fireworks, parades, and the occasional celebrity.

Cons

Lower management tends to have a very obnoxious ego and can be quite nasty to their cast. Very strict on the disney look, and some costumes are very bizarre and kind of humiliating. If you are full time or on the college program you will work 50 plus hours around the holidays.

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Realize that the front line cast members are who the guests interact with day to day. the more happy you keep them, the more happy your guests will be!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Feeling good about helping guests
    Great benefits even for part time employees
    Raises weren't bad
    Very casual dress where I worked
    Loved it when the characters came to visit

    Cons

    Not approved time off sometimes.
    7 day support and you must work a Sat or Sun every week and be willing to possibly work holidays.

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    Working for Disney as a College Program Cast Member

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    Former Employee - College Program Merchandising Role  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - College Program Merchandising Role in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a Disney Cast Member you get to interact with many people from different backgrounds. You also get to attend Disney parks for free whenever you want and you can bring family and friends a set number of times. You get a discount on merchandise, which increases to 50% during Christmas time. You can also ake some classes during the College Program that will count towards your degree. Lastly, having Disney on your resume is a plus.

    Cons

    As a College Program student, you get the worst possible work hours. The apartments you have to live in, for which rent is deducted from your paycheck on a weekly basis, leave much to be desired (and you could end up living with 7 people as was the case for me). Salary is minimum wage. The classes you can take are first come first serve, so if your move-in/check-in date is late in the start of the program you might not get the class you want.

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