Disneyland Resort PhotoPass Photographer Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2020

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6 Ratings
  1. "Great Side Job for Students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhotoPass Photographer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Relatively High Compared to Minimum Wage Positions - Mindful of Days Off - Scheduling is created in Advance - Fun Coworkers

    Cons

    - Difficult to Adjust at First - Rude Guests - Not exactly paying enough to live off of

  2. "Disneyland Photographer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging, interactive, creative, busy.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, work in all weather conditions.


  3. "fun but can hurt your body"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - fun coworkers - different locations to work in so it doesn't get too boring -disneyland sign ins, discounts - get to hangout and photograph fun characters

    Cons

    - hurts your body carrying a camera for 6-8 hr shifts - sometimes its really hot - sometimes leads, supervisors can be unfair

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  4. "Fun place to work but not great for long term employment"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of benefits (sign-ins, discounts, promotions, full-time options), culture is mostly friendly and easy-going, Great experience and you can learn a lot,

    Cons

    Hours are all over the place (Lots of hours in peak seasons, hardly any during non-peak) and it's tough to work here if you're a full time student, Some managers could not care less about things, They ask a lot for pay that wasn't very competitive.

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  5. "Fun Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere and my fellow cast members. I also loved interacting with the guests. I was provided with excellent training and taught how to troubleshoot my camera equipment. I was very fortunate to work in a department that had excellent leads and managers. It was a great experience.

    Cons

    You will work in full sun. Sunscreen can only provide so much protection so be aware if you are at risk of skin cancer. Wear the hat and hydrate.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but you can easily be overworked."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was a major turnover in my department recently and cast members who have other commitments were being scheduled 40+ hours a week. A lot of people left due to this. There is room to grow, but a lot of people also feel that they can easily hit their ceiling at the resort. The pay is only a little above minimum wage depending on your role. Stores cast members get the least, from what I’ve heard. Depending on your department, there might be a great need for overtime. Keep in mind that while working here, you are expected to park at either K-Lot, Ball, Harbor, Pumba or Simba. Because of this, it’s a good idea to always come 30 to 40 minutes early to give yourself time to take the shuttle and walk to your location. You are expected to clock out twenty minutes before your scheduled clock out time to give yourself time to make it to your car at the end of the day. You get 20% off discount as a cast member. Once you’ve reached your three years of working there, you get 30% off. During the holidays, you get 40% off. You also get 16 sign ins per year, which means you can let 3 people in at Disneyland 16 times per year. You also get Summer and Winter complimentary tickets to give out to people or use on yourself. Cast members are always free to come to the park on their own, except for really impacted days.

    Cons

    You can be schedule to work closing one day and open the next day, leaving you with an 8 hour turn around. This is difficult especially if you don’t live in the area. You’ll work full time hours without full time benefits.

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  7. "Best job I've ever had"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks. Comps. Free admission Cast member appreciation days Free lunch days Making magic

    Cons

    Management can be hard Cliquey Lots of immature cast members Can get lost in the herd

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  8. "Great company, less great being on the bottom."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    PhotoPass Photographer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort

    Pros

    Disney tries very hard to make you feel like you matter, all the way down to the lowest paid hourly cast members. Paid stretching time & athletic trainer visits Lots of encouragement to stay healthy If you love Disney and the idea of being a CM family and making guests stays at the resort amazing, it's a great, magical environment

    Cons

    Managers in low level park positions (photopass, entertainment, etc) seem like they're very robotically and methodically doing their jobs. Not much interest in furthering their department or doing something new. Opinions of CMs not taken into consideration - if you have a great idea for your department, it's never going to be heard and nobody will take you seriously. Too many people means that you are never given the benefit of the doubt. If you're late getting a costume, if you forget to do something, etc.

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  9. "Disneyland College Program - Photopass Photographer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PhotoPass Photographer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing once in a lifetime experience Meet people from around the country Interact with hundreds of people per day

    Cons

    No technical experience related to my field Low pay Expensive housing Physically taxing

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