Entertainment Costuming Manager (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – February 22, 2016
People don't work for Disney because of the pay, they do it for the environment; although, on stage and backstage are two totally different environments. loved my performers and the work I produced for Entertainment. The benefits of working for Disney was undeniable, couldn't afford to go otherwise. Senior Management only shows attention to employees for consequences and disciplinary action. Senior management does not support lower management teams, nor is advancement practical given the lack of proficiency evaluations and work reviews.
Attractions, Merchandise, Front Desk (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – December 29, 2015
I moved to Orlando to work at Disney. I've had numerous roles within the resort. The hours are grueling but you need to work so many because you can't afford to eat or pay rent with their pay. Meanwhile the CEO makes around 45 million a year.You do get to go to the parks (when you aren't blocked out) and get a great discount at the holidays. But unless you know people higher up you won't advance.
free park admission, random snacks provided, being at Disney
low pay, horrible health insurance, rude tourists, low opportunity for advancement, long hours on your feet, not being able to get days off you want.
Store Operations Lead (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – April 2, 2016
Competition is fierce and parking is awful. Scheduling doesn't really care about your availability, and many have quit due to their inability to work with their schedule. That said, it's a very fun place to work. You are encouraged to play with guests, and most employees are Disney fans, so there's a lot of joy in working for a company you're a fan of. They're fairly generous with tickets and discounts as well, though I think most people would prefer better compensation. I've always found management to be friendly and accommodating, within reason.
Engineering Professional Intern (Current Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – February 2, 2016
Disney overall is a good company. There are a lot of different positions and areas of expertise for you to grow into. You are exposed to many different areas of business and get some great experience. Management and co-workers are pretty friendly on the whole, and there is certainly a lot to do in your off-hours. There is, however, a lot of competition for the few jobs that become available. As such, the pay isn't the greatest, and you can expect to spend several years in a temporary, contract position until you finally get full-time. They have also been cutting benefits and discounts in the past couple years.
It's Disney! Some free admission benefits, discounts on park experiences
Pay is mediocre, backstage life is pretty drab when compared to the parks, benefits get cut as park popularity grows
Excellent Job, if your a work oriented individual with no family life. Disney loves available workers so much, you have to find ways by asking other cast members for coverage. They offer Seniority based time off. My opinion and Disney experience is that this is an old and outdated way for benefits on a job. To have to travel from Resort to Resort to find coverage to have Christmas off; begging cast members for coverage, because I was new and did not have Seniority in the union, in order for time of. And given points as a penalty for not finding full coverage for days of. And you can only get 6 points in a month then termination follows. The Union has their hands tied. Disney, Florida has a messes up job market. With a right to work state and not properly allowing for freedoms of speech. Work hard and shut up, is not the America fought for. So yes, excellent Job if you have no family life.
Free food behind stage. Excellent Medical, and Dental.
Guest Experience Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – March 28, 2016
Still a good place to work and a great place to get experience. Many of the company perks are being reduced or removed. Salaries remain low by comparison and the rich Disney culture seems to be slipping away.
An encouraging work place that challenged your guest interaction and performance while maintaining the principles of pure hospitality. Quality was always key, despite the managerial politics that ensued, but with any large cooperation it is a common issue. Management always encouraged growth in every position and offered opportunity for advancement. The most enjoyable part of the job was making guest connections and improving the experiences of the guest and fellow employees.
Intense guest interaction, challenging knowledge and tasks, growth, efficient teamwork.
quick service food and beverage (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – March 19, 2016
I loved working at Disney. My co-workers were all awesome. Management was always around when you needed them. The hardest part about the job was the super long hours. Having to work from morning to night was a toll on the body. The most enjoyable part was all the new cast members from all around the world. Also all the guests you get to meet whether there infants to elderly guests. Making magical moments was my favorite part of any day.
Performing at Disney has given me a wide variety of rich life experiences. Luckily there is no typical work day. I regularly work with different co-workers and managers, which has taught me how to adapt to and cope with different work climates and situations and well as how to work with different types of personalities. I'd say the hardest part of my job is safely and efficiently juggling many different responsibilities. The most enjoyable part is undoubtedly bringing joy to park guests through performance art.
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – March 10, 2016
Working for the Disneyland Resort was an interesting experience. Assisting guests from all over the world, always having new coworkers to get to know, and benefits that could be hard to beat by other companies. Management was rarely visible "on-stage" however, and tended to spend a lot of time "at lunch" or elsewhere. The most difficult aspect of the job were the rude or entitled guests.
Fun workpalce with awesome intercultural experience and interactions
Merchandise Hostess and Area Trainer (Former Employee) – Bay Lake, FL – August 13, 2015
A typical day at work included stocking shelves, maintain a safe and neat shop, interacting with guests on a personal level. Lots of play time with the children and adults making the best guest experience possible. Management for the most part was very supportive and helped in any way toward your corporate growth and advancement. Coworkers for the most part were a joy to be around. The best part of the job for me everyday was interacting with the guests and meeting people from all over the world. The hardest part of the job I would say was the language barriers if guests were from another country and English wasn't very good.
Park Admissions, Back Stage Tours, Team Building
Long Hours sometimes, some politics involved when trying to advance your career with the company.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – December 15, 2015
I worked here on an internship after high school. It was exactly what I needed, being from a small town. Tons of cool people to meet. It's nice being able to go to the parks all the time. It was always busy but that helped shifts just fly by. I gave compensation and benefits 3 stars because I worked PT and none were available to me. I gave advancement and job security 4 stars because you could get fired easily and because it is hard to move up, but still doable.
Free entrance to parks, tons of employee picnics/get togethers, cool coworkers
Not paid enough, hard to understand foreign languages
Counter Server, Hostess Seating, Merchandise Sales (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – February 10, 2016
Great benefits, very low compensations, poor work conditions, very demand schedule, and poor management on lower levels. Excellent place to learn if you a self starter and hard worker. I took numerous free classes that definitely help improve my experience.
RT&P (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – November 10, 2015
Best place to work at, Your typical day would start out with the briefing of what was going on today at the park. Such as events, hours of operation, estimate guest count, who are the supervisory that day, and safety of the day. Everyday just coming into work people/ coworkers are just so happy to see each other. Just getting that friendly vibe from others makes your job a lot enjoyable. Everyday was like meeting someone new, intreating with guest was enjoyable you find out a lot about people and where they come from just to Visit the park. People come from all over.
Every so often the management staff that you were assigned to would do a check in with you, to see where you are at with the company. They would go above and beyond to help you reach your goal to success.
Would go back ASAP if I could
Fun place to work at, Friendly work place, admission benefits
Fun work environment with different ways to succeed
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – September 8, 2015
Working at various stores in Epcot allowed me to have a change of environment every so often, which was nice. I had training in Disney service and safety which is valuable and I am able to use that at any job I have in the future. The responsibilities differed at each location, depending on what type of store it was, but I was able to excel in each area. This position allowed for different ways to succeed and be promoted. After 5 months on the job I was promoted to a trainer and I had also been working a couple times a week with the early stock shift because I was efficient and hard working. Had I been able to live in Florida longer, I would have been promoted to coordinator soon. While this was an enjoyable position, the pay was not wonderful and the hours were long.
Good management, promotions available, friendly coworkers, various responsibilities
Low pay, long hours, some coworkers had poor work ethic or attitude
QSR Cashier (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA 92802 – March 1, 2016
I am in love with the company and its values. The culture behind the scenes at Disneyland Resort is enigmatic, engaging and infectious. I enjoyed everything about working there...except the paycheck. I don't live close enough for the money to cover my commuting expenses. Due to the odd hours, I was unable to work out a public transit option so I was forced to drive myself each day and working from 7pm until 2am was a problem with traffic on the way in and fatigue on the way home. For my safety and the thickness of my wallet, I had to find another job. If my circumstances were different, I would return to work there for sure.
fabulous exercise because you walk everywhere.
just not enough money to justify the commute expenses.