A great place to work if you enjoy making guests happy
Waiter (Former Employee) – Ariels Grotto – November 20, 2017
Disney is a great company. Lots of chances to make magic and help guests enjoy their special times with family and friends. Made lots of friends, working around talented and unique people from every background and cultures
Disney College Program Participant (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 19, 2017
It was a cool experience working for Disney, and I am thankful for the opportunity, but in order to move up in the company, you must completely network. It is extremely competitive, and whoever knows the most people will get the next position. There are no days off.
One can never pay for the experiences gained from working at the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. There are free classes offered to the cast members to benefit and enhance their work skills. The only think that holds someone back is themselves.
Custodial (Current Employee) – Davenport, FL – November 17, 2017
Its a great place to work. The crew is fun and friendly. Stay busy through out the day. After six months on the job you can transfer to any other part of the park. So in the event of you get bored or just need a change it is easy to transfer after 6 months
Walt Disney World Entertainment (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 16, 2017
Very few compensations for this fast paced job, but if you love Disney it's fun. Working with guests from all over the world has its pros and cons, but definitely an interesting experience. Communication between leadership and departments was nearly nonexistent, very difficult to get the same answer from more than one person at times.
Free Disney pass
Short breaks, low pay, understaffed, hard to advance
Attractions Guest Service Host (Current Employee) – Buena Vista, FL – November 15, 2017
Some of the managers seem to have an agenda. I've had amazing leaders in the past but beware of those that are not truly guest and cast focused. Working with guests is the best. You have to be a people person. Must be willing to approach strangers and be comfortable striking up a conversation. Some employees have been in their position way too long and can drag you into the politics, don't go there.
Ranch Hand (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – November 15, 2017
My job requires a lot of skill and experience. My co-workers are some of the most hard working and talented individuals i have had the pleasure of working with. We are like a family. Disney was my choice of Theme parks to work for based on the benefits I was offered. The pay however does not allow for me to pay basic living expenses on my own. I had to leave my dream job to go back home to live with family.
Vacation Planner (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – November 15, 2017
The Job is good overall. Full time wasn't easy to get in every department, management did what the could in their own department but Disneyland Resort has been a company for a very long time. Getting full time wasn't easy and they have rules you need to fit into for that option aren't easy. They have old policies that make moving up in the company very hard. Plus their medical policies for injuries was terrible.
Good company discounts and getting your family into the parks.
Overall Exciting and Fun Workplace at the Disney Resorts/Parks
CAST MEMBER (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 14, 2017
As a Disney College Program intern, I was not always in the best job situation. I got lucky with my job, was in bell services at one of the resorts. I LOVED it. I met some amazing people and worked with some awesome management. I have no complaints about the resort. The job was stressful almost every day, but it was a good way for me to learn about hospitality and better develop my multi-tasking skills. The hardest part of the job was just trying to juggle the phones, the guests coming up to the desk, storing luggage, and having to efficiently send out bellman orders to get bags to and from rooms. I actually think I fell in love with the work, though, because it was structured and the bellman were very easy to work with.
My second job at Magic Kingdom was not so glamorous, and I would not recommend working in the parks. It truly does depend on what you job you are put in to, as I was a hostess at one of the restaurants. The atmosphere is just so different from the resorts, and I found that managers are a lot more on edge. I had problems with one of my managers. She was very fake and made my time there miserable. My coworkers were what made up for her awful demeanor. In MK, you are always moving. It is the busiest park, after all, and you are constantly doing something. I liked this, personally.
Guest Interactions Host (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – November 14, 2017
This company, while it promotes magic for its guests, does not take care of it's cast members. People are leaving the company by the hundreds. They do not foster a positive work environment. If you have an ambition to move up in the company this place is for you. However, it's either move up or move out because working in the resorts will eat at your soul. I've learned many valuable life lessons.
Agent (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 14, 2017
Booking new reservations for clients. Making changes to existing bookings. I learned so much information from my Manager in a day, it was wonderful. The culture was Magical. The hardest part of that job was when I had to relocate. I enjoyed talking with new guests and booking a magical vacation to them and their family. In working at Disney World I met so many wonderful people. I was blessed to get to have them as new co-workers and friends. On a daily basis Disney would hand out magical information on the up coming Theme Parks and who was the entertainment. This position was a favorite for me. I so thank my managers for all the helpful information that they gave me.