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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
905 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.  

    Great Company to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Great Company to Work and Excellent Work life.

    Cons

    Nothing to specify

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  2.  

    Disney India used to be a great place, but no more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great brand
    Slightly better than average industry salaries
    Good exposure if you are able to network with counterparts outside India
    Post acquisition of UTV, new brands beyond kids and families
    Great Studio presence and hit movie slate

    Cons

    Office culture lacks support for innovation and diversity
    Day to day work is ridden with politics in the India office
    Internal networking is important for career growth
    Very little connect with global post acquisition of UTV
    HR processes are not transparent
    There is no parity between global and local positions, designations and roles
    No work-life balance. Employees are expected to respond to e-mail and requests even when its not critical beyond work hours or on holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid favoritism, deliberate de-link with global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the Happiest Place on Earth

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    Fun place to work in

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Growth is indeed good
    Lots to learn

    Cons

    Stressful deadlines which will make life little stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company with great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Professional in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Intern - Finance Professional in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Internship program was structured very well. Taught me a lot about financial analysis work. Very strong culture with overall good people. Free access to the parks

    Cons

    Disney has a way of not being very transparent when it comes to assessing how you are doing on the job

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience but not enough opportunities

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    Current Intern - Disney College Program Housing in Anaheim, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Disney College Program Housing in Anaheim, CA (US)

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, great experience, caring work environment

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities, pushed temporary role rules to the limit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the gems that you've nurtured to be full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Anaheim, CA (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great benefits and pleasant culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, out in the sun, lower-level management and organization could use some patch work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly to be more organize, time and effort wasted in wrong areas based on poor managerial planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great experience working for The Walt Disney Company but I was part of the College Program.

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    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Attractions Host in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Walt Disney Company

    Pros

    Fun environment, get to interact with people a lot depending on your role, schedule varies, which can be fun.

    Cons

    Not necessarily being granted requested time off. I think the wages are low if you are not just doing the College Program for fun and are relying on the pay to support yourself or a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is so different depending on where yo work. I enjoyed working with my managers so I would say they did a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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