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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
818 Reviews
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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 36 reviews)

  • Required to work long hours at certain times of the year, but that can be expected at any job (in 40 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Bangalore

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Having nice experience. Nice scope for learning and implementing new tools in testing. Liberal for Engineering values.

    Cons

    Nothing till date.. Nothing till date.. Nothing till date.. Nothing till date.. Nothing till date.. Nothing till date.. Nothing till date..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as of now

  2.  

    Not the Happiest Place on Earth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good team co-ordination and intra-office co-operation
    work life balance is good

    Cons

    No clear direction for the company to move in
    Politicking
    Mediocrity is thriving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Screwed up in India - It's not a 'Disney' in India

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Of global operations (excludes India operations):
    1. Fantastic quality of management
    2. Remarkable coherence on IP led strategic growth

    Cons

    Of India operations
    1. Low-level self-serving management in India
    2. Continuing lack of strategic IP led growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry but you all failed to build a Disney in India. Got some volume on revenues? I can bet my money, its all tactical with no strategic builds.

    For a quick win you lost your chance and let low-level studio folks run your business. Clean it up Disney. I hope you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growth is indeed good
    Lots to learn

    Cons

    Stressful deadlines which will make life little stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Fantastic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Magic Kingdom Guest Relations Trainer & Tour Guide in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    There's a reputation for a reason. The training, care, details, time, effort, all of it...absolutely worth every second of my life and I suggest everyone at some point in their lives work for Disney.

    Cons

    Hours can be a little extensive at times, but that's to be expected in any hospitality industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the needs of the guest with the needs of the team and business more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    low salary in the in dustry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more entry level jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    The Walt Disney Company is a magical one to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Opportunities to meet guests from around the world, free admission, discounts

    Cons

    Depending on your location it can be hard to get hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create a magical environmenr for cast members, not only guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Seniority rules all but in the end pros outweigh the cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tickets to the park
    Large discounts on Disney property
    Discounts throughout the U.S.
    Lots of customer interaction
    Costumes get washed for you
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    If you do not have seniority you get no respect
    It is hard to get a schedule that you want
    Park hours can make for long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to climb the seniority latter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    This company is absolutely amazing.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very happy work environment.

    Cons

    Not as professional as I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Disney is a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Disney welcomes and values individual contributions and has a very good career development plan for employees. There are a lot of opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    The schedule is very demanding if you work in a center so that tends to limit how many years you can stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is very good at recognizing achievement - rewarding achievement - and getting career development plans correct. However a policy of deliberately pushing managers who are already achieving good results is not a formula that will keep people over the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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