The company as a whole seems to lack the magic it was first inspired by and more money hungry. management needs to be restructured throughout the company - at least in parks & resorts - and there should be better pay. The benefits are great and the cast members are incredible. The company is misleading in regards to career advancement - you are told you can move up but company loyalty seems to not matter since alot of higher positions seem to come from outside whereas current cast members stay stagnant in their current roles which creates frustration and resentment - this needs to change. Also, the pay needs to improve - cast members are the face of Disney and should be treated with more love and respect - cast members are being paid at poverty rates which is not cool.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – October 17, 2016
I enjoyed working for Disney for the longest time. I worked at a brand new animation studio and enjoyed the people for the most part. I never could connect with my peers being among an older/family job crew. Lots of great parties and celebrations among the several lay-offs and project cancellations.
Great culture, amazing work/life balance.
No room for internal growth. Can stagnate in the same position.
General Teller / Concierge (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – October 16, 2016
A great second career. No guest should ever walk away from a Cast Member without a smile on their face. This is a company that give the Cast Member the power to "Make the guest happy" as long as the Cast Member is justified in their action. The one on one guest interaction was the nicest part of the job. I was fortunate to care for some very friendly and sometimes famous persons.
Park Greeter (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 13, 2016
The day will start as typical as other jobs with only employees running to start the new day. As a park greater you are the first faces that the guest will see. It could be a little overwhelming sometimes when they ask you so many questions at once.
Food and Beverage Cast Member (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – October 9, 2016
This company is only in it for the money. Management will make it seem as if they care but they don't. Guest are really rude and will do whatever it take to get what they want. Most of the time managers will side with them.
Sr. Financial Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 7, 2016
Overall, the company is enjoyable. The company does a lot of good in the community and being part of the brand can be fun. As a general rule, there are fun team building events and quality leadership to help with professional development. There are plenty of opportunities to learn something new if you take initiative.
I wish there was more work-life balance in the company as a whole. Some departments are better than others. Not all departments emphasize or hold as many team events either.
I have heard other companies pay better salaries, but the total benefits package is nice. Good medical, decent retirement plans, and other fringe benefits for a good total package.
Lots of leaning oportunites
Work life balance is not a priority in all departments
Executive Director (Former Employee) – Burbank – October 7, 2016
A great opportunity to enrich and enhance the lives of an under served target audience. Working within the Disney company provided amazing exposure and chances for advancement. As with any large company senior management can be a challenge as they often are listening to financial as opposed to the audience. Resulting in slow release and often behind the curve in core deliverables. All in all a very positive environment with expected shortfalls.
Creative workforce, team environment great benefits.
Senior management often impedes progress due to relational issues.
Manager of Production - Lead Music Librarian (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – October 4, 2016
I enjoyed going into work everyday and working with some of the most brilliant people in the entertainment industry. While the project lasted we exceeded expectations and impressed our superiors. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with my team and the sense of accomplishment at preserving Disney's legacy of music.
Fun to work with an energetic team.
Secure employment was always up in the air. There was no real sense of security.
Corporate/Consumer Reservations Sales Agent (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – October 1, 2016
Great benefits and work hours! Love working for this company! This review is for their coporate travel department. Since I do not work in the parks I cannot speak regarding the Disney Parks experience.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – September 30, 2016
Its truly fun place to work . Company has great benefits for their employees. They do care about their team's well being. even though it was one of the busiest place to work but you do enjoy what you do.
Great benefits, free admissions to parks and resorts for employees and their families.