Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
711 Reviews

3.8
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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 26 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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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great job, great company and people are amazing

    Cons

    Only con was the economic downturn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Best Company Ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Disney is such an amazing company, its easy to want to come to work.

    Cons

    Nothing really to say negatively, its like any other large company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior software enginnering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Office culture, perks, personal growth. ALL GOOD :)

    Cons

    Product planning should be improved.

  8.  

    Amazing company with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chances for development around different corners, able to transfer into different fields over time. Access to the parks are the best

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best out there. Management didn't always have the Cast members best interests in mind when it comes to well-being and health at times. Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that cast will get exhausted if they continue to be scheduled long hours

    Recommends
  9.  

    Second to none

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great company to work for...hands down

    Cons

    low recognition... because its a huge company

  10.  

    Great company overall, great people, high work pressure.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, brand name, looks good on your resume, good work life balance

    Cons

    High work pressure, politics, hard to grow unless you are a white

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, or other companies will lure your employees...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great for the resume, bad fore work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a great learning environment and looks awesome on a resume. Silver Passes are awesome.

    Cons

    You're always made to feel like you're about to be laid off. Can be quite heartless. Hard to get promoted. Many people leave and then come back to get raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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