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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Work/life balance, Resume Builder

    Cons

    Low responsibility, Hard to move up, location

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-03
  2. "Too old school"

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    Current Employee - Media Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great office, amazing perks(if you like theme parks), nice people, ppl all want to see their product do great

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't the best, people just sit around even if they don't have much to do, no chance of promotions, low pay, not as modern as other companies are now day(ie working remotely, ect)

    Advice to Management

    Don't be as old school

    Walt Disney Company2020-01-08
  3. "Lifeguard at the Contemporary"

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    Former Intern - Lifeguard in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walt Disney Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, and a great benefits. Learn a lot about customer service, and proper time to ask for days off.

    Cons

    Work life balance not the best, even when you ask for time off you are not always guaranteed the time off. Plus, if you don't get approved then you have to find someone to cover the shift for you.

    Walt Disney Company2019-12-12
  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company for more than a year

    Pros

    Great hands on experience, awesome leadership, perks to enter parks for free, great culture and work/life balance, learn so much from the people you work with

    Cons

    Too used to the same processes year after year, need some changes

    Walt Disney Company2019-12-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "No internal mobility for minorities"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, interesting projects, work life balance

    Cons

    If you stay longer than 3 years expect to get promoted with $3k increases. Merit increases hive around 2 percent worse than the cost of living. If you are a director or above none of what I just said applies unless you are a minority. They love to hire externally and when they do make sure you negotiate high because that’s your baseline for as long as you are with the company My advice to you if work and leave after 3 yrs and come back if you want to jump in rank and salary it is the ONLY way to do it unless you are fortunate enough to ha e a champion in the company and there are some but very few of them

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    Advice to Management

    Publish pay scales based on gender and down to minority levels you will see a huge disparity! Don’t tout diversity and inclusion when it’s just for PR. Really really work hard on internal mobility you have great talent that is not fostered they get sick of the excuses and either leave or become disengaged. MKe your management look at its teams closely to see who is performing well and help them get to the next level. Don’t just hire externally as your first resort and interview internal candidates to cross your t’s and dot your I’s to look like you are being fair

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    Walt Disney Company2019-12-06
  6. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Fulham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture Great atmosphere Good home and work life balance

    Cons

    More role variety and interaction by managers

    Walt Disney Company2019-10-10
  7. "Office Politics akin to High School Mean Girls & Poor, Ineffective Leadership."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company for more than a year

    Pros

    - Park Admission - Cast Member discounts - working for a brand people know love & trust - Most departments have a great work/life balance - Remote work - Excellent healthcare and benefits

    Cons

    - Pay isn’t competitive without the industry unless you’re in a niche role - Office politics that are like having to navigate high school again - Promotions are based on favoritism, not merit or ability which leads to people in roles that they are not properly equipped for and low morale among team members. - Leaders don’t care about their teams and don’t hide the fact they are playing favorites. - Work is very restrictive, repetitive, and boring - No clear outline of role responsibilities and priorities are constantly shifting - Micromanaging is common and encouraged by leaders

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in training from the ground up. You have so many intelligent capable cast members that are underperforming, unhappy in their role, and/or looking to jump ship all because their leadership is terrible. Train leaders to understand that they work for their cast members, not the other way around. Invest in ways for departments to increase morale among everyone to avoid office cliques and mean girls always running the show. Learn to work with vast variety of work styles and understand that your idea of a “productive work environment” isn’t everyone else’s. Show up and be there for your cast members. Listen, and be open to honest feedback and even critique. Recognize that you have room to improve just like the cast members you are leading and actively engage with all of your cast members to make sure they are getting their professional needs met to be happy, healthy, productive cast members.

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    Walt Disney Company2019-10-18
  8. "Great place t work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly environment. Several benefits as watching films in the office´s cinema, free tickets to the movie theater, great health plan, shuttle from/ to Buenos Aires. Also good work/ life balance. People usually go home al 6pm.

    Cons

    Most of the leathership team being in the company for ever and not moving to different roles or relocated to other countries, so directors and above role are difficult to reach unless someone is retired or a new position is created.

    Walt Disney Company2019-09-16
  9. "One of a kind of experience"

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    Current Employee - Guest Experience Manager in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The experience is second to none and the knowledge and skills you will gain will set you apart as a professional.

    Cons

    Work life balance in front line operations is minimal with short turn around times between shifts occurring often.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve work life balance for front line operators ie, migrate away from progressive schedules.

    Walt Disney Company2019-09-09
  10. "Nice company to work"

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    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Career growth

    Cons

    18 months contract . No full time conversion

    Walt Disney Company2019-09-10
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