Disney
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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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89% Approve of the CEO

Disney President, CEO, and Director Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(383 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They treat employees well and they respect the work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Overall, great company which offers good benefits & experiences to its employees"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you do work frontline your hours can be terrible and not conducive for a work life balance"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Some divisions have limited growth opportunities, less of a work/life balance, and long hours"
    in 28 reviews
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Coordinator (Former Employee)
Kelowna, BC

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

ProsGreat job, great company and people are amazing

ConsOnly con was the economic downturn.

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

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Senior Marketing Executive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Disney

Prospromising business, dynamic culture and brightest people

Consconstraints of promotion to high level managerial position

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dusted with pixie dust

Licensing Coordinator (PT) (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Disney

ProsA fun place to work, great people

ConsPermanent Part-Time jobs do not include benefits, often working full-time workload on part time hours. Limited opportunity for growth and advancement

Advice to Senior Managementincrease focus on developing and maintaining current talent pool

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fortune 500 brand, great stepping stone, might be very exciting

Engineer (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I have been working at Disney full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAs engineer, the pay is not great compares to the banking industry, but is definitely good compares to the local company. Great brand to work with, many exposures, good work/life balance

ConsFlat hierarchy , not a whole lot of opportunity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Disney as a contractor for less than a year

Prosgreat place to work that is

Conspretty cool, not that many cons

Advice to Senior Managementvery good

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

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Great environment, great people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Disney full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work life balance, great people, great working environment

ConsFinding and securing employment opportunities in different departments. They tend to promote from within, which is great if you happen to be in that department, but not so great if you're trying to gain entry.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe mindful of the contributions of the "little people"....they count just as much as those with a title.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company! Have to be comfortable with ambiguity and change.

Director (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA (US)

I have been working at Disney full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork with Great People!
The real products are the Media properties and nobody has more or more relevant properties than Disney.
Great perks and benefits!!!
Management takes risks, which can lead to significant growth.

ConsFrequent change in corporate direction, leading to frequent organizational restructuring. Many layoffs over the last 5 years.
Little focus on end consumer and most time spent on internal communication. We are the opposite of the "No Spin Zone"

Advice to Senior ManagementPut in place Scorecards that will force honesty on P&L holders. You need to know what is real versus hype.

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

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An incredible experience that everyone should have.

Park Operations (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsYou are able to do things for people that you simply are not capable of doing in retail and service industries anywhere else. Giving away merchandise to make someone's day magical, working with disabled guests to make their vacation memorable, or assisting with Make a Wish Foundation to name a few.

ConsYou are never paid well unless you break into the ranks of corporate or executive staff, but that's not why you are there.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your staff because in the end it's all you have. I left because my supervisor lied to my union about me and I wouldn't stick around there after. It was a shame.

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

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It was awesome

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Burbank, CA (US)

I have been working at Disney full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay. Good hours. Friendly staff, and free park hours! Also i had the pleasure of working with legends in the software industry such as Hugh Janus, and Don Keballs.

ConsNot any huge cons. Some small ones were not being rewarded for being outstanding and being treated the same as someone who is fairly lazy.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a reward system.

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

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Senior QA Manager (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsUnbelievable people and staff in IT. many have been there for 20+ years. However they are focused on Quality and education

ConsPolitics is always there, but on the whole a great company

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to new blood

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

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