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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Walt Disney Company President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger
Bob Iger
1,792 Ratings
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  • "Worked long hours as an intern with minimum benefits(in 254 reviews)

  • "many full time workers have concerns with being paid minimum wage(in 142 reviews)

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  1. "Cast member assistant"

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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible times and good salary

    Cons

    very sales driven and can be a bit hectic

    Advice to Management

    no advice great management

    Walt Disney Company2019-08-28
  2. "Great Company, Fun People"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for part time employees. You get to meet a huge variety of people from all around the world. Looks great on a Resume because Disney is known for their values in customer service. Taught me great life skills

    Cons

    The pay was kind of low

    Advice to Management

    More team building activities, it sometimes felt as if there were "cliques" in the recreation department

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-17
  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Operations & Customer Success 

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Part time, Great perks, Good environment

    Cons

    Long hours but other than that none really...

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-16
  4. "Security Host Job"

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    Former Employee - Security 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, Environment, Benefits, Training,

    Cons

    Management, Health Of Officers, Point System.

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-14
  5. "Great work environment! The happiest place on earth, but some pretty boring jobs."

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    Former Employee - Workforce Analyst Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Awesome people. Interesting potential projects. Interns are given actual work to do.

    Cons

    Tons of red tape to get anything done. Very strict appearance/grooming guidelines. Some tasks can get to be very monotonous. Tough to get promoted.

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-15
  6. "Amazing Brand, Great Memories, Finance culture has room to improve"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Second to none in terms of brand recognition Solid discounts on merchandise and free access to theme parks Tangible product with a business model that's easy to grasp Some pockets / teams have a great culture Orlando has cheap cost of living and favorable weather Great name to have on your resume

    Cons

    Current finance leadership is very hit or miss Parks & Resorts "strategy" is very much finance-driven which often leads to short-sided decision making on cost cutting measures (infamously known as gap) Culture of long working hours is encouraged, expected, and often used as a measuring stick from upper management (quite amusing) Talent recruitment is pushing towards mediocrity for what the company can actually get; recruiting efforts are restricted to universities that executives attended Hiring freezes happen every 6 months so movement / growth is often stagnant Only way to get a pay increase above 3% is to wait for a new position to open up (no promotions in place), No bonus compensation and pay is middle of the road for market Company is sound financially but layoffs happen in large waves and can be very unpredictable (even in upper level roles) Outside of G&A roles, your skill set becomes very niche and hard to translate outside of theme parks

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    Advice to Management

    To grow the top line, you need to empower and invest in talent to help drive those strategies; Cutting minuscule costs (i.e. hiring freezes, snack drawers, T&E) for 'optics' does nothing but damage your culture Implement incentive compensation across the board to keep top performers - this is not a radical idea but more of an industry norm that Disney is behind on Optimize your headcount; in general, finance is wayyy over staffed but some critical teams (FP&A groups) are understaffed

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    Walt Disney Company2020-01-15
  7. "Loved working here, great culture very collaborative"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic, A&P in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is kind, people work hard, love free tickets to disney

    Cons

    people sometimes are overworked, stressed

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-14
  8. "Love this Company!"

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    Current Employee - Communications 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and learnings opportunities, fantastic collaborative and kind culture.

    Cons

    Teams are small for the amount of work being done

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Fun and relaxed atmosphere, love it.

    Cons

    none this place is amazing since I work from home

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-08
  10. "Great company and great job! I've been there for almost 25 years."

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    Current Employee - Gardener Specialist in Lake Buena Vista, FL

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

    Pros

    Great wages! Great benefits and open opportunities.

    Cons

    Nowadays, most hiring are seasonal or part-time.

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-11
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