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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
816 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work- Life Balance Well; Nice working environment; Comfortable leadership (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance is not great and there is not a lot of stability since there are frequent re-orgs (in 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good people and great brand.

    Cons

    Things move slowly - it's a big ship and is hard to turn

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Fantastic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a reputation for a reason. The training, care, details, time, effort, all of it...absolutely worth every second of my life and I suggest everyone at some point in their lives work for Disney.

    Cons

    Hours can be a little extensive at times, but that's to be expected in any hospitality industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the needs of the guest with the needs of the team and business more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seniority rules all but in the end pros outweigh the cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park
    Large discounts on Disney property
    Discounts throughout the U.S.
    Lots of customer interaction
    Costumes get washed for you
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    If you do not have seniority you get no respect
    It is hard to get a schedule that you want
    Park hours can make for long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to climb the seniority latter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Disney is a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Disney welcomes and values individual contributions and has a very good career development plan for employees. There are a lot of opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    The schedule is very demanding if you work in a center so that tends to limit how many years you can stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is very good at recognizing achievement - rewarding achievement - and getting career development plans correct. However a policy of deliberately pushing managers who are already achieving good results is not a formula that will keep people over the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at the Walt Disney Company was the perfect start for my professional career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    The culture of the company is very strong and you live it daily in all the processes and the way things are done.

    Cons

    The professional growth takes a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should take care of the creative side of the people and encourage them to grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern, as a college student.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Associate in Glendale, CA (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Brand that touches millions of lives around the world.

    Cons

    Not the best place to launch a career, especially if your just graduating from college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience in radio promotions, event planning and execution, on air work and writing. Plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Did not get copy of work done. Not a much voice over work as would have liked

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had a great time working for this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    The pay was kind of poor for the position.

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