Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
785 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.  

    Good company that could be great with the right leadership.

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    Former Employee - Senior District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Senior District Sales Manager

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people who are willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Excellent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Very little to no training for new staff. Too much interference from senior management who do not let their team do their jobs. An environment where you always have to CYA.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding culture and world-class brands, but lack of growth opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    A worldwide entertainment phenomenon, Disney is one of the best possible employer names to associate with your career for future employment. The portfolio of brands is second to none, and Disney has a proven track record of creating magical consumer experiences. The culture is very fun and energetic, and the people are as cheerful and fantastic as you would imagine. Pre-screenings, toy sales, and other perks abound as it is quite a glamorous employer.

    Cons

    The compensation as an intern was quite poor, as they know they don't need to pay fair wages to attract top talent. Also, the opportunities for career growth in the Canadian office were almost non-existent as it was already a lean structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more opportunities to retain new talent with a rotational graduate program or more structured employee evaluations at the end of internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Coordiantor

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Kelowna, BC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Kelowna, BC

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

    Pros

    Great job, great company and people are amazing

    Cons

    Only con was the economic downturn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Marketing Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    promising business, dynamic culture and brightest people

    Cons

    constraints of promotion to high level managerial position

  6.  

    dusted with pixie dust

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

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    A fun place to work, great people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase focus on developing and maintaining current talent pool

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the Disney company just under 13 years before I left. I started right out of HS and was able to grow as a professional through many different positions there. Top notch training and some of the best leaders I have ever worked for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Internal equity. As someone who worked there for so long (and in HR so I knew what people around me were making) I saw some inequality in the salaries. They should pay the people who have dedicated so many years to the company the same as those hired from the outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical company

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Disney has great perks and compensation packages and allows employees to balance work-life duties. They take pride in having an educated and enthusiastic attitude towards employees and encourage new ideas.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of CONs at The Walt Disney company. They take steps to motivate and encourage additional training and education to enhance the employees contributions to the company. Depending on your education and role pay scale could be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are superior to most other companies and creative thinking is encouraged. A wonderful workplace environment to grow and develop your career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    There is no place like Disney for gaining valuable work experience.

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    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Full-Service Food and Beverage Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong work culture that you felt from property to property, from park to park. Thorough training program. Great opportunities to take your own learning and advancement into your own hands. I learned so much on how to treat guests with Disney-level hospitality.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be all over the place for DCP interns (I was fortunate to have a regular schedule when I was there the first time). There seems to be a lot of horizontal movement, which is great, but not as much vertical movement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic experience, great people with a lot of opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Workforce Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Management

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great IE Experience in my internship. Supportive environment with many people to ask for help.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time offer

    Recommends
  11.  

    Backstage Disney

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    People I worked with was great
    Contact different sectors (home entertainment, FMCG, cinema, TV, videogames, publishing..)
    Conection with the brand and consumers
    Benefits

    Cons

    Not clear career opprotunities
    Global strategies not properly shared

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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