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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
803 Reviews
3.7
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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 33 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    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.

  3.  

    Magical experience!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks. Awesome benefits. Amazing on going training.

    Cons

    Working with a bunch of "characters".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership was superb!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to develop your career if you really want it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very fair system of scheduling and working. Managers are committed to your development.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer from one location to another or to most desired location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your cast members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enriching and magical.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cast Member in Anaheim, CA (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, experience, and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours, location, traffic, seasonal work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This was one of the best companies I worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company holds their brand at a high standard, and they take care of their employees. It was a team oriented company.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room to grow unless you moved to a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees more with their hard work, but other than that, management is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good place to work overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable pay. A challenging work environment.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. This place eats managers for lunch so the vision/plan at the group level is always changing. The review system is just a box to be checked by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the review process work both ways, some of the managers are truly awful and need a lot more guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A fun job that is unfortunately ending due to budget cuts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Promotion Coordinator in Southfield, MI (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The chance to represent a world-wide respected brand as The Walt Disney Company on a local level was an experience I couldn't have found anywhere else.

    Cons

    Lots of weekend work. Long hours. Struggle keeping sales team. Some work locations would be hours away throughout Michigan or Ohio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change and please be prompt on all communication. Easy to let things slip through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place with many creative people, and I learn a lot about the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    Poor in work-life balance and No communication, strategy, or respect from top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company!

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Unbelievable company! Unlimited personal growth and career advancement opportunities. Company values exceeded my expectations. Unlimited training opportunities. Best company I've seen in my 25 years of professional experience. I absolutely love it here and couldn't be happier!

    Cons

    Low starting pay, but benefits are exceptional and there is unlimited opportunity to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for this amazing company! Keep creating the Magic and stay true to Walt's values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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