Former Manager of the Epcot Italian Restaurant
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 20, 2018
I thought I was working for Disney, but it’s a third party.
1) Health benefits: All the plans given did not compare to Disney and it was expensive to cover my family. I was paying hundreds a month while other Disney managers were paying much less.
2) 42k a year with my hours worked as I was not 40 hours a week, I was making 13 dollars a hour. (Not including all the money I was paying for insurance)
3) Cut throat management. Every manager is the company wants to move up and they post for postings nationwide to make you feel like you have a chance, but with thousands of managers working nationwide, you have a very small chance.
4) Turn over rate is high in management. Thiers a posting monthly as no manager stays. Especially in my restaurant in Epcot.
5) You don’t get equal Blue ID Disney perks. They give you a different color ID. Discounts on hotels, the park, and cruises are night and day. Disney offered thier managers much higher discounts.
6) No life balance. I had to stay late nightly and I missed the most important holidays with my family.
7) The servers make much more money than the managers even during the slow season.
8) 401k matching was not even worth putting any money into it.