Walt Disney Imagineering Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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4.2
72%
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Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn (no image)
Bruce Vaughn
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, some of the most creative engineering minds I've ever had the pleasure to work with, ride system inventions keep the work fresh(in 16 reviews)

  • "Having WDI on resume gave me the opportunity to speak with other theme park design firms(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Uninvolved Management, Management Favors Friends And Family, Empty Promises Of Raises and Slot Bonuses Just To Keep You Working Long Hours,(in 10 reviews)

  • "This is probably the worst part about WDI(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Walt Disney Imagineering"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team members, world class studios, high creative, integrity, and great leadership

    Cons

    Project specific role and not critical, potential to be laid off or furloughed

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job, very stressful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Coordinator in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Perks of traveling, nice co workers

    Cons

    Stress of important projects, long hours, no promotion opportunity


  3. "Make Imagineering Great Again"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Coordinator in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative projects, liaising with industry titans and typical perks of working for Disney.

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship, growth development, structure and not the best of pay.

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  4. "Imagineering engineering careers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork environment, employees are devoted to great product. Innovation is constant.

    Cons

    Too much attention paid to the loudest voices in meetings.

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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible people and projects. The passion for building incredible guest experiences was inspiring.

    Cons

    For those with global roles, it was a bit of a grind. The design effort was regularly allowed to drag without real accountability.

  6. "Imagineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audio Media Producer in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Always something new and amazing to do and learn.

    Cons

    Long hours but always fun

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you have a chance to work there through some miracle, just do it."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people with varied backgrounds Projects that will stand the test of time Mostly great leaders

    Cons

    Much more disorganized than you'd think A feeling that you're squeezing value out of brands and flooding consumers with merch

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A truly magical place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place where you can bring your most daring dreams to life. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Suffers a bit from cronyism, that can stifle progress, and career advancement for newcomers and outsiders.

  9. "Creative"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun projects to work on

    Cons

    uncertain future for most interns

  10. "Design, Construction Technology"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    People, Technology, Data, History, Future

    Cons

    Too big organization, too many people

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