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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 1 October, 2014
Updated 1 October, 2014
742 Reviews
3.8
742 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, can work hours you want to set and take half hour lunches (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits, main entrance pass and a company that overall exceeds expectations (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on your department (in 31 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 38 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 for 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 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
  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 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
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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.  

    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 for 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.  

    Hard work but definitely worth it.

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks out for best interest of employee. Increased employee empowerment.

    Cons

    Getting hours are difficult if you are part-time despite being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people and distribute hours evenly.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disney has provided me with ample opportunity to solve challenging problems and grow professionally.

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    Current Employee - Technical Director  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has an enduring legacy. "It's fun to do the impossible."- Walt Disney. Creativity and a sincere drive to serve the consumer magical experiences underpins everything we do here.

    Cons

    Benefits package is mid-tier, not as good as working for a pure technology company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a technically visionary CTO to the executive ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong employment brand that takes care of it's employees.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

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

    Pros

    Perks are great, strong growth potential if you show initiative, rich corporate heritage, strong brand identity

    Cons

    Large company = communication issues; leaders in some area's are micromanagers - but not all; change is slow to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun summer job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time

    Pros

    Really fun place for a first job

    Cons

    Limited growth within the recreation areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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