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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.7 670 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(429 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches(in 23 reviews)

  • The offices have a great work environment and positive, easy to get along with coworkers(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department(in 25 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job(in 36 reviews)

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    Fun Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun place to work, good people and great brand.

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

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    Disney College Program

    College Program (Former Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsAmazing experience! I would suggest this for anyone looking to further their career or add a major company to your resume!

    ConsIt's at times easy to get lost in the shuffle or feel like you are making a difference in such a big corporation with so many employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very happy

    Performer (Current Employee) Anaheim, CA (US)

    Prosvery good health care and benefits

    Consvery long hours, very hard to constantly stay in character, they dont care enough enough their employees

    Advice to Senior Managementneeds more training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a pretty good place but lots of politics

    Senior Digital Designer (Current Employee) Glendale, CA (US)

    ProsThe culture is one of positivity and collaboration

    ConsSometimes the executives are out of ouch with the new market
     And make bad decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn more. Don't get stagnant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    food and beverage

    Dining Room Server (Current Employee) Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    ProsThe best reason to work for Disney is the benefits you can take advantage of

    ConsThe biggest challenge of working for Disney is how to deal with public.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire personnel with more experience at the job they are hired for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disney is a pretty good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Glendale, CA (US)

    ProsGreat benefits, great perks, great brand. You get to work with really smart and creative people.

    ConsVery political environment. Company profits reign above all else. Employees are disposable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more courage and commitment to developing new digital businesses / start-ups internally. Don't always look externally for innovation via acquisition where you pay 10x what could be developed internally if the right organizational and incentive structures were implemented.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love your job and you'll never work a day in your life

    Attractions Host (Former Employee) Anaheim, CA (US)

    ProsWorking in attractions was fun and enjoyable. The castmembers became great friends of mine and I loved going to work, most of the time! Disney has pretty nice benefits, including park access for you and your dependents.

    ConsCostuming never has what you need in your size... Hours can get very low during the slower seasons. Many college-aged kids work here and can be immature. Guests can be rude but you have to grin and bear it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTomorrowland management, keep up the good work! However, scheduling people for "group shifts" does not work well for people with lives outside of work: we need to know more than 4 hours before a shiftwhen we need to be at work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to start your career

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Burbank, CA (US)

    ProsLots of opportunities to grow. Great experience working for a massive multi-national. Benefits were good, but a bit expensive. Lots of cool perks if you work in the right area.

    ConsLadder climbers galore. Need to always watch your back for someone. Compensation does not encourage staying with the company for a long time. to move up you have o leave and come back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more incentives for good people to stay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved every moment

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee) Burbank, CA (US)

    ProsGreat opportunities, people and framework for growth/ learning opportunities

    ConsBig company means sometimes silos exist. Lots of politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Dream Come True

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent health benefits
    Great Disney benefits
    Fantastic heritage, pride and culture
    Wonderful community
    Amazing growth opportunities
    Creative atmosphere

    ConsCorporate structure
    Timing for advancement
    Under market value for salaried employees

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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