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Great learning with a lot of cool projects

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You'll often see that working in the tech side of Disney is either a hit or a miss. I was blessed to have a hit instead of a miss though. I personally really enjoy the projects that my team and I work on, and we are using modern tech stacks that create great learning opportunities to stay up to date in the tech industry. The same can't be said for every team though, which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5, but likewise the company is so large that it's very easy to find that team that fits exactly what you are looking for. I see myself staying here for the long-haul.
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Great fun work place

Good work life balance , good brand to work for. Various locations available to work from. Technologically advances company for sure. Easy to get in various departments,


fun workplace


Slower in pace
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Good Company

Walt Disney work is like living in dream, we work on disney world, good work environment, good teams, great place to explore all latest technologies. Good work-life balance.
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Relaxed environment that values work/life balance

Like any large company, your experience at Disney is highly dependent on which group you work for and especially your manager. Early on in my career here, my manager was burdened with wearing three hats: selling our group's services to other segments of Disney, doing release planning, and being the product owner. Over the past couple years, they've been divvying that role up more, which has helped, but there are still managers that have too much work and too few resources here. In addition, QA is a bit of a problem, since they aren't willing to pay for enough QA engineers and often don't budget enough time for the developers to fully QA a product. They are just getting to cloud deployments and automating the testing of many of the products developed here. Your benefits will be the typical benefits for a company this size, except that you will have to travel down to California to take advantage of most of the park/merchandise and local discounts. Expect the pay not to be as competitive as other places, that's not their main focus, and expect promotions to happen at a slower pace. The vacation is nice, and the groups I have been with have been very flexible in terms of when you are allowed to take them.


Work life balance is excellent, bagel wednesdays are nice, free movie screenings


QA testing, direct management can be a bit overwhelmed
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Nice work culture

I am working at Disney ABC Television. Pros Brilliant colleagues who can think quickly and treat each other with kindness and respect. It's great to work with the best of the best! Cons None. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the workplace . It is great to work there and I would highly recommend it.
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I enjoyed working for Disney for the longest time. I worked at a brand new animation studio and enjoyed the people for the most part. I never could connect with my peers being among an older/family job crew. Lots of great parties and celebrations among the several lay-offs and project cancellations.


Great culture, amazing work/life balance.


No room for internal growth. Can stagnate in the same position.
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A magical place to work

A very accommodating place to work, with excellent work/life balance for a full-timer. The tradeoff is that office and business-unit politics can be arcane and far-reaching.


Excellent benefits, work/life balance


Arcane and complicated HR
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A very dynamic work environment

-I never know, build engineer, software product teste or documenting things -Be prepared to do something different each day -Very involved with their employees and willing to listen -Co-workers were lots of fun to work with overall -Trying to keep up with the constant demand of others -Testing the new Disney World


Lots of interaction


Not knowing what you would be doing before the day you wrrive
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Fun place to work, but hard to advance and no work/life balance.

Fun place to work. Learned a lot. Use cutting age technology. The people that I worked with are mostly great. Management in my group only think about the bottom line and care less about the people. The company overall doesn't look at employees as people, rather just as resources. Very hard to get promotion. Everybody is expected to put in more than 100% otherwise you're seen as incompetent. This makes it difficult to have work/life balance for someone who has a demanding family life. The company likes to outsource jobs because it's cheaper. Layoffs are common.


Good benefits. Free park entrance and discount on merchandise and food inside the park.


Difficult to get promotion, you're treated as a resource and not a person.
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Fun place to work but field work can be difficult to adjust to

The most enjoyable part of would have to be visiting the parks and seeing people of all ages enjoy the hard work you have done. The hardest part would have to be field work. When the deadline to open an attraction is close, schedules get very tight and hours get longer.


friendly work environment


poor work/life balance during project field work
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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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