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Working At The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company employees answer questions about what life is like behind the scenes at their company, including queries about culture, leadership, professional development, and compensation.

How employees describe working at The Walt Disney Company

Overall a good place to work.

Top notch customer service, hands down

Very good. Lots of opportunities to learn and groe.

Busy but worth it. The worst part is blockout days.

I really like to work for company.I Think you have great service.

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What it's like to work at The Walt Disney Company

  • The Walt Disney Company employees generally work 8.8 hrs a day
  • Employees at The Walt Disney Company report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at The Walt Disney Company have 1 meeting
  • 86% of The Walt Disney Company employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • The Walt Disney Company employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 76% of The Walt Disney Company employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • The Walt Disney Company employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a month
  • 77% of The Walt Disney Company employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With The Walt Disney Company Employees

Asked to the Operations Department at The Walt Disney Company

  • Hectic. Eight to ten hour days. No time to plan, always putting out fires.

  • Like any job your leadership is key. I have had great leaders that make it fun, but it is a job. You work outside a lot, its Florida so it's hot. But it's what you make of the job. I have had a great time working with fun people

  • people are very frustrated because the leaders are not qualified to be leaders and even though our department is number 1 in all of Disney they treat us like we are 5 year olds.

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Asked to the Operations Department at The Walt Disney Company

  • Subpar.

  • We just moved up to$15 dollars per hour for most roles. But we have great perks and discounts, and now free tuition for all types of degrees High School through Masters degrees. Again you don't get rich working at Disney in most of the roles, but you have opportunities.

  • below average but most people are their because they love disney

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Asked to the Operations Department at The Walt Disney Company

  • I have been fortunate to have many great leaders who truly try to build strong teamwork and who want to see you succeed.

  • we have two good ones and the rest are robots that know nothing about how to make things better

  • stressed and overworked. many times they are under qualified

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • A lot of different outreach programs.

  • they help locals companies through threw their Disney volunteer program.

  • Disney does a ton of community work, there is the Voluntears which do everything from Make a Wish to the Arnold Palmers children's hospital, to building houses for habitat for humanity. They have Run Disney which you can have sponsorship for your favorite charity and you can volunteer for animal shelters. Disney is very good about stewardship.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • its much easier because your qualifications do not matter

  • the interview is often the hardest part of the job

  • It is a long process, if you get selected you usually have a phone interview, then a face to face with casting, then you may have a third interview with a panel of managers. It typically is a 6 week process from the initial phone interview to getting the job offer.

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Asked to the Operations Department at The Walt Disney Company

  • Fun people who enjoy what they do. You don't get rich at Disney, you work at Disney because you love people and the Disney product. We have a lot of cast appreciation events and great comardery.

  • they are not looking for people with ideas only robots that do not rock the boat

  • Same as management you either don't see them or they bark orders at you one or the other

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • Top Employee Response

    paid vacation , sick time, health benefits, education benefits.

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • I'm not sure what the company would give you without the union but we do have health insurance but it vacation and holiday pay, they do provide tickets to get into the park as well as extra ones During certain times of the year which is nice and discounts to the stores for merchandise for cruises and so forth. But why give you discounts for things you're never going to be able to use light taking a cruise they offer you a deep discount but you have to book less than 45 days and at least in transportation department you are never going to get away cuz we are always short drivers in this department 2017 they blacked out any time off from about May to the end of the year.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • you get tickets to the parks , discounts on their cruises , hotels and dvc programs. free college.

  • I mentioned before and then other question you get BBQs occasionally by the department that you are in or the Hub, you get discounts to cruises merchandise and other things that Disney offers.

  • Free admission to the Parks (Disneyland, DisneyWorld, etc), discounts on merchandise, free movie screenings on occasion, on-campus fairs with free food, photo-ops, etc. It's fun.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • it should be much better most people are going through the motions

  • Tense and political.

  • Depends on the location. I've worked in 3 different offices now. the first was very quite and everyone was heads down. The 2nd was happy and fun, and the 3rd feels like an old style company where all that matters is the work and the bottom dollar.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • I would create a personal wellness program for all team members

  • Higher smarter people. Absolute dysfunction in day to day operations.

  • support growth on the non-exec level. Seems that execs receive promotions more than their teams.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • Decent, you get 1 week after a year, two weeks after 3 years, three weeks after 5 years and 4 weeks after 10 years. You also have 10 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays a year.

  • Moderate, good compensation if it goes unused

  • 3 weeks, to start. Growing form there, after a LONG tenure.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • After entry level management: rarely.

  • very rarely

  • There is a lot of promotions depending on the department. There is a great deal of opportunity

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • Unevenly.

  • not well at all

  • Very professionally and everyone is protected by unions for hourly roles , even if you don't join a union, you are protected.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • very they always have new projects they are working on

  • They are worlds best company and the most innovative entertainment, and hospitality company by far.

  • very they always have new happenings

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • always do your best to make the guest happy

  • Have fun, be professional, and find the positive cast members to make your career a success

  • believe in the mission no matter how bad the leadership is

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • they should have a wellness program for all cast and their families and they should allow stock investing with a match up to 10%

  • They now have the most benefits out of any company I have worked for, I have worked for over 25 companies in my career. Disney has plenty to offer

  • wellness for all cast & families

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • we all have costumes based on our job

  • For most hourly cast members you are issued a Costume depending on your role, everyone else is business casual or business professional depending on their role

  • company costume specific for your roll

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • Easy at the hourly level, hard at the management level.

  • yes but you will wait about 6 months

  • yes but after 6 months

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • Rapid and chaotic.

  • you have to go to classes that teach nothing about what really goes on

  • you have to be trained for about 2 weeks

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • A good product.

  • being able to help the guests have magical stays

  • being able to make others lives better

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • dress the same as you would for any job interview

  • Business casual

  • I don't think it matters on what you where you just have to make sure you are full of pixie dust and they will hire you, , even if you have years of experience previously to come into this company it doesn't matter

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • being able to make people happy

  • The far and wide reach of the company.

  • Making happiness

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • you meet with a person that is not qualified to evaluate you and then they offer you a job that anyone can do instead of the job you are qualified for.

  • Can be long or short, depending on the role.

  • Fun, fast, calm

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • I have no idea because they promote people that have no business being leaders

  • The process is not highlighted nor transparent. There are few tangible goals and milestones set to define next steps in ones career.

  • There is no standard timeline, but there is a systematic leveling of departments and roles, limiting promotions. Priority is for high-level execs (VP; SVP; EVP) vs mid-level or low-level.

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Asked to all employees at The Walt Disney Company

  • it takes a very long time and if you are a free thinker it will never happen. They promote people that they can manipulate

  • Not fast at all, unless you leave and come back-- then you get the promotion.

  • Not fast at all

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Should I work at The Walt Disney Company?

48% of The Walt Disney Company employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers, whereas 26% are neutral and 26% would not recommend working at The Walt Disney Company to their friends.

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