Environment of the job was pleasant, fun, no stress. Management team was awesome, Great chance for advancement, benefits were the BEST !!! Always had fun with the cast and guest. How could you not be happy working at the Greatest Place
ESPN Zone Denver - Department Trainer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 22, 2017
Working for "The Mouse" is a unique experience. They set the bar pretty high in customer service standards and expectations. The now defunct ESPN Zone was a part of the Parks and Resorts Division but operated under the same standards. It was a lot of fun to work here.
Quality Control Inspector/Inventory Control Clerk (Former Employee) – 4795 Imagination Dr Memphis TN – July 20, 2017
Everyone was treated as a boss,no one job was more important than the next because it took the team to be successful. Pleasant work place great benefits health care benefits just awesome. Best management team ever.
Opportunities to move up quickly, all the overtime you wanted.
Fun workplace to interact with people from all over the world of all ages.
Ride Operator (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – July 19, 2017
A typical day at work is helping out guest and interacting with guest to make their visit to their resort a pleasant one. Its fun being able to make magic for guest and just learn about other families daily struggles. The management is great, they are always there for you when you need someone to talk to or when you need any type of help.
Finance Manager (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – July 19, 2017
Company will sacrifice you to save a buck. WDW is currently targeting long term cast members that have the company pension program. They are increasing job responsibilities so that the individual can no long meet the expectations then forcing the person out of the company along with their pension savings. This saves the company a lot of money.
Great brand and team members
Leadership will not stand by you, No longer value long term employees
I recommend this job to those who love to make people happy.
Cast Member (Internship) (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 18, 2017
I enjoyed going to work every day. I was able to make guest smile by making magical happen on a daily basis. The management style was very well planned. We always knew what to do and how to do it. If we have any questions all we had to do was ask and someone was always willing to help.
Food and Beverage Representative (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 17, 2017
Would highly suggest to anyone in college who needs a break from school , money and something nice on your resume. I loved the people I worked with here and I loved my home when I was part of it. I only say I disliked a few managers here and there and a constant rush but I miss it everyday. I highly suggest going for it.
Long hours, angry customers, poor leadership at some points
I would not have left Disney but our center was outsourced.
Castmember- Call Center (Former Employee) – Lenexa, KS – July 16, 2017
At Disney Direct Marketing we were a call center that handled the Disney Catalog, Disneystore.com, Disney Movie Collection, Disney Club and took dining reservations for restaurants at Walt Disney World. The office was enjoyable to work in and many of us had no plans to leave until our center was outsourced.
e-Commerce Internet Help Desk (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 15, 2017
Since the Disney Reservations Center office can sometimes feel disconnected, they do bring characters to visit the call center, for photo ops and meet and greets.
The pay does not stay up to industry standards, however the benefits of the cast members being able to go to the theme parks and taking friends and family, the discounts on resort stays, and at select dining and shopping locations makes up for some of the pay discrepancy.
When working for Walt Disney World if you start out in the call centers, and you want advancement, it is better to be in the Orlando office, the Tampa office does not really give the opportunity to network, that is needed to advance in the company.
General Teller (Current Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – July 14, 2017
I work at Flying Fish a signature Restaurant, I'm a seater / General Teller , I greet guests at entry and bring them to assigned table. End of shift a bank out all servers and bring cash to bank ! I enjoy most the interaction with the guests that come from all over the world
Entertainer (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – July 14, 2017
I worked in this theme park for 7 years as a sideman. I never had a problem. Typically I would work a 7 hour shift playing three different shows in the theme parks. In two position I would engage in conversation with the guests and have fun with them. Other jobs require that I don't engage with the guests.
Guest Relations Associate (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – July 13, 2017
Easy job to get, but very hard to work at. They teach you a lot though, and you become more professional the longer you work there. Good job to teach discipline, patience, and develop other skills you'll need later in life. The benefits make it worth it.