Walt Disney Imagineering Reviews

Updated 24 Feb 2021

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Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn (no image)
Bruce Vaughn
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "The most inspiring work environment with very talented and passionate employees(in 21 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, great people, fun product(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and somewhat under appreciated by leadership for the effort necessary to drive for continued project delivery successes(in 10 reviews)

  • "The 'inbreeding' of the upper management and the fact that most of them have never had jobs anywhere else creates a most bizarre 'logic'(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Very welcoming co-workers. Great work environment.

    Cons

    There were no cons for this job.

  2. "Fun place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun and creative environment and projects.

    Cons

    Work life balance was a little challenging


  3. "Dream job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Very creative. Lots of collaboration.

    Cons

    There's nepotism of sorts. People stay a long time.

  4. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, good benefits at disney

    Cons

    No room to advance, underpaid

  5. "Dream Place To Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by endlessly talented, smart, and creative people

    Cons

    Sometimes the creativity is bogged down by too many approvals

  6. COVID-19

    "My Dream Job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Show Lighting Technician in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You were not micro managed

    Cons

    They had to re-structure due to pandemic

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  7. "Nice environment to work in. Great benefits."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Most employment co-terminus to the duration of the project.

  8. "Not a perfect place but pretty magical"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to collaborate with, influence development of Disney parks, and just a unique set of multidimensional thinkers to spend time with.

    Cons

    Management often seems to prioritize needs of company over needs of individuals. Leadership is overly protect Of themselves. Sometime the processes in place overshadow the delivery

  9. "Work with top notch creative disciplines"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    You will work with the best of the best creating wonderful magic for people to enjoy all over the world.

    Cons

    Long hours and little respect for work/family balance. Not loyal to their people

  10. "Fun place to work, but be aware of project lifecycles impact to staffing"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Management Executive in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Imagineering full-time

    Pros

    Ability to be integrated in a creative organization regardless of background. Great colleagues and working teams.

    Cons

    At the conclusion of large scale projects, a layoff always follows. In recent years, the organization has added more layers of management which don't add value to the organization, but add cost to the bottom lines of projects.

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