I was hired as a security officer over the summer and things were great at first I was working well over 40 hours a week. However security is union, and ever six months you bid for a job. Well if you don't get anything overnight everything will change. You will be put on bag check, which if you don't mind reaching your hand in random people's bags is not bad. The bad part comes when they hire new people after you who get 40 a week but drop you down to 20 hours a week. On top of that they will schedule you where and when they want, meaning you could work at any park or resort at anytime. The last issue is the fact that security is a joke, I had to respond to noise complaints in hotels and when I would confirm an issue, rather than act as a security officer and handle the issue you wait for the hotel manager to handle it. I waited so long on a noise complaint that the people passed out drunk before he finished his dinner break. The fact is until Disney treats security like security instead of costume characters Disney will never be safe.
Free tickets but after working in the park you won't want to go
Operations Cast Member - Magic Kingdom (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 13, 2017
Not the ideal place to work - underpaid and lack of respect from management. Every employee is a dime a dozen. Moreover, there is a lack of coordination. Management lacks the ability to make important decisions. It is a reactionary culture rather than proactive.
My experience here wasn't all magical. It wasn't perfect and full of light like they expect the Walt Disney Company to be. Managers are almost abusive leaving employees for hours with very short breaks
Costume Inventory Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – October 11, 2017
I had a good experience in my role, but it's a big company, so I can't speak for everyone within the organization. Unfortunately, with so many roles I'm not sure if I am representative of the average employee.
Very quick paced work environment with excellent training and high standards
Disney College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 11, 2017
Rigorously high standards and training that empowers you professionally. The experience and skills I gained from The Walt Disney Company were extremely life changing and I apply experiences from it daily to my professional and work life. Highly organized and professional organization that develops, empowers, and advances great cast members.
Train and mentor team members (Former Employee) – Walt Disney Travel Orlando FL – October 10, 2017
Worked in several areas at this company. Managers and leads were fun and caring. But some of the directors did a lot of favoritism at some of the departments. A few directors had controlling personalties and a too proud attitude. Somewhat of a I"m better than you personality. All in all, I do reccomed
Benefits are great.
Mandatory 8 hours overtime each week. Directors need a kindness class.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 9, 2017
I cried when i left i didnt want to leave but i had to move to another state. I love disney's company they treat you well. I was a part timer so there was no benefits for me but it was fun working there.