Specialist (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – March 20, 2014
You will enjoy amazing health and savings benefits, plus who doesn't love to get in free. However it is very difficult to move up and pay is well below fair. Part of your pay is just being able to say you work there.
Little life balance, long hours and 6/7 days can be expected during the busy times. Vacations are difficult to get approved and are often forgotten about.
This was no doubt my favorite place to work. Had to leave due to unfortunate circumstance. The management and staff were very friendly, Easy to get along with. Always there for you if you need help. Not really hard part the job if you stick to quality control questions and you know something about Disney so that you can build that trust with those potential guests on the phone so that they will purchase from you.
Seater - Front of House, Non-Tipped. (Former Employee) – Orlando FL – February 19, 2017
Due to the conditions of my employment being a cultural exchange program, there were many restrictions and conditions of my employment. However, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that taught me the ins-and-outs of the hospitality and tourism industries. Some days I would work 6 hour shifts and other days I would work up to 13 hours. In this particular role I would start work at 4pm and sometimes not finish until 3 or 4am. I worked with people from many different countries and cultures, who ranged from 18 to in their 60s. The guests were sometimes the hardest, but also the most enjoyable part of the job. Sometimes they would cause some drama for the restaurant, however working at Disney World provides you with the opportunity to create magic for guests, which in turn creates magic for you as a cast member. The best way to explain this job was memorable and magical.
Free entry to theme parks, meeting many like-minded people.
Live Chat Service Agent & eCommerce Specialist (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – February 19, 2017
The perks of discounts in the parks, hotels, and free admission seemed perfect at first, but then several months later the promise of fast growth and advancement is still empty. It's easy to get stuck in a position. Management is not supportive of cast and management doesn't have knowledge of the field, so their assistance is often more confusing than helpful. Pay is extremely low for the work that is expected of cast.
ATTRACTIONS HOSTESS (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – February 18, 2017
Little opportunity for advancement, not very good hours, very strict, guests are impatient and rude but coworkers are inclusive and friendly, direct leads are generally down to earth. It doesn't pay well and you won't get many hours but if you love disney and love people then you'll have fun.
easily accessible food trucks and cafes for cast members, free park entry, limited sign ins for friends and family, discount on merchandise
difficult to advance, difficult to obtain full time, pays minimum wage
Working at Disney is much like anywhere else. Do your job, everything they ask and you will be fine. Positive coworker relations are a hidden requirement for the job. Attendance and tardiness policies are strictly enforced so don't be late or absent.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego County, CA – February 16, 2017
You must know all about the Disney Company, your job is to created the magic of Disney and still do the rest of the work. A typical day is know your store goals and created a plan on how you will make happen, like any other retail company you can survive without achieving last year numbers or goal.
Sitter/setter (Current Employee) – Florida – February 14, 2017
Good company and a challenging place for its always so busy everyday The managers are helpful and do their best to have the guests happy My mostly parts of working at Walt Disney World was singing and playing the drums with the kids,face painting,print painting and interacting with the guests and sharing my culture
Loved working here not only for the benefits but you actually have fun working. The happiness is contagious and the culture is strong and enforced. I like the communication with management and teams. Clear instructions and everyone helping each other.You can even see the ceo working by your side at times, it's an awesome company regardless of how big it is, it focuses on employees and making the customer happy.
HAPPINESS. CAFETERIA, BENEFITS, MANAGEMENT, BREAKS, CULTURE, TRAINING
Merchandise Cast Member (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – February 11, 2017
Making magic for the guests is the only thing typical about a day in the life of Disney and that has to be the best part of being a cast member- meeting so many interesting guests each day. There seems to be some inconsistencies with leadership and their team support. Scheduling- or lack of- may be a work culture change for some, especially for anyone accustomed to regular work hours.
The people. Meeting guests from all over the world and bonds made with fellow cast members.
Working at Walt Disney World was a dream come true. I was able to sharpen my skills as a retail worker and create magical moments for our guest. I always felt welcomed and encouraged to try my best every day. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping my guest find the things they need and finding out more about them in the process.
Regional Director Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 11, 2017
~ The finest years of my personal career were spent with The Walt Disney Company ~ Management involved in every level of growth and development ~ Exceptional opportunities to advance in career ~ Outstanding reward and recogntion
Open kitchen working five different restaurant out of one kitchen
Line cook in show kitchen/Food Prep (Former Employee) – Vero Beach, FL – February 10, 2017
Started with prep each day and than set up stations for night shift. Open kitchen working five different restaurants out of one kitchen. Could not leave work station during operating hours of kitchen. Management was strict. Learned a lot of new food preparation skills. Learned to use lots of new equipment. Focused on food rather than clean at end of night. They had cleaning crew come in at night to clean stations and kitchen.
benefits and experience
long work hours without leaving show kitchen. Couldn't leave to wash hands or go to restroom.
PRINCIPLE RIDE ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – February 10, 2017
The Disney legacy sets a very high bar in terms of expectations regarding creativity, innovation and customer experience. I loved going to work there enough that the typical which arise from strong talented people not always seeing eye-to-eye were more entertaining than challenging. That being said, its best to remember that making magic is a blend of reality and illusion which requires trust and a suspension of disbelief. Like any other company there is good and bad in the mix. Fortunately, the bigger goal and Walt's legacy usually wins out over the long haul.
The only other company I can compare Disney to fairly would be Apple Computer, for whom I worked for ten years. I would have loved also working for Disney for ten years.
If you love Disney, you'll love working for Disney.
Sometimes the line between reality and illusion can get blurred.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 8, 2017
i love working at Disney, the joy of that place was like no other. I learn so much from that company, in those years i was there i worked in 4 different floor. sales, guest service " wrapping gifts, UPS " sending packages and backstock " receiving delivery.