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Excellent Management of World Class Brands and corporate alignement
Senior Manager, Toys, Electronics, Sporting Goods (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 15, 2014
Pros: free tickets to disney parks worldwide!
Cons: reducing size of canadian office
Developed 5 year rolling strategic plans that translated into strong tactical plans that allowed for a balanced approach to local market needs.

Disney allowed for flexibility to develop local product when proven viable as well as adopting North America or Global development.

Relationships with all Canadian major retailers to maximize sales for the – more... Disney brand with Toys, Sporting Goods, and Consumer Electronics was achieved with great assets and the ability to develop customized local trade marketing programs. – less
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A really great place to work once you are a permanent employee
Sr. Mech. Designer (Former Employee), Glendale, CAApril 26, 2013
Pros: free coffee, cereal, and bagels
Cons: you are damned if your project goes over it's hours budget, even if you were assigned after the fact.
THey treat you like gold and give you a lot of creative freedom BUT its very hard to become a permanent employee and there is a lot of competition. Other than that, the work is stimulating and fun. The management has a good sense of comradarie.
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Great People
Supervisor of Character Art, Consumer Products (Former Employee), Etobicoke, ONFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: great place to be.
Cons: a lot of what made it special is now gone due to restructuring
Small Canadian office, excellent balance between life and work. Lots of opportunity to grow professionally. People were fantastic and I have kept in touch with many I worked with.
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Very inspirational and great properties to work with
Food, Health and Beauty Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, OntarioJuly 4, 2012
Pros: working for the best brand in the world and the co-workers.
Cons: small office and low growth opportunities chances.
Well, who doesn't like to work for Mickey and Minnie? The properties are great and have a huge legacy behind. I knew my position was not going to be a challenging one, but it motivates me to work for one of the most recognized brands of the world. The hardest part of the job was understanding I had to develop a low profile position and making the decision – more... to leave and look for a more challenging position with great growth opportunities. – less
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Entrepreneurial, ever-changing environment
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR (Current Employee), Burbank, CAMay 29, 2012
fast-paced, fun environment
great people
chance to prove yourself
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Fun, Friendly
Photopass Photographer (Former Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 15, 2014
Pros: fun, friendly, safe
Cons: heat/cold
After clocking in and getting my camera equipment I would get my first assignment typically photographing a character. I would work closely with the character and the attendant to provide a fun but efficient interaction for the guest. I would be assigned to different areas depending on who needed breaks and what I was trained for. When on the street – more... I became the character, joking and playing with the guests to get the best smiles for their photos. At the end of the day I would turn in my equipment and clock out. The best part of my job was working with the characters. They are fantastic and kids love them. Mickey in particular was the best. The hardest part was staying cool out on the street. The support managers would stop in to make sure our photos were uploading, we had good batteries, and plenty of water. The leaders would stop by every once in a while to let us know what we needed to do during specific events like the parades and fireworks. This expericence taught me a lot about the Walt Disney Company, more about the camera, and how to get the best photos. – less
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Great company to work for!
Accounts Executive (Current Employee), Saint Petersburg, FLAugust 14, 2014
Amazing company with incredible people! I loved the creative freedom and innovation that the company offered. I was able to build long lasting relationships with my clients while bringing the Disney magic to the Tampa Bay community.
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Fun enviroment to work in.
Cashier/Steward/Stocker (Former Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 14, 2014
Lots of energy.
Must enjoy working with large crowds.
Must have patience.
Most cast members are wonderful.
Happiest place to work on earth.
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Fun work, slow growth
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee), Orlando FLAugust 11, 2014
Stagnant. little opportunity for growth and development.
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Top of the Field for Business Practices
Business Operations Currency-Ticket - Teller (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 10, 2014
Pros: working for the happiest place on earth
Working for the Disney Company has been the most successful and rewarding experience of my career as I have gained personal growth while expanding my skills.
A typical day at work always includes Guest Service as priority one. For my job role in particular a typical day includes discretion while working to complete tasks efficiently.
The most enjoyable – more... part of my job is working with a company that sets the standards in regards to Guest Experience, Service and Safety. – less
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Excellent company with rich history and tradtion
Main Entrance Working Core Lead (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 8, 2014
On a daily basis, I was able to interact with thousands of guests as they entered and left the theme parks. Job had its perks and great benefits.
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There's a reason other companies seek to emulate this one
Walt Disney World Cast Member (Former Employee), Lake Buena Vista, FLAugust 8, 2014
Pros: robust discounts on merchandise, f&b, hotels, and cruises - free theme park admission, an employee-first mentality, a corporate determination to support service recovery
Cons: not the highest paying employer
Let's not fool ourselves into believing this is the perfect company; it isn't. However, out of the handful of jobs I've held in corporate America, it is abundantly clear why so many companies want to learn how to be more like Disney and even more companies who should begin considering the idea. Most of my experience was at the Walt Disney World Resort – more... and with Disney Cruise Line. The Disney culture is fostered and lives brightly among most of the tens of thousands of employees that make magic happen on a daily basis, rain or shine, holiday or weekend, day or night. I would indeed consider accepting a position with this company again. – less
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Pleasant work environment at Disney Vacation Club Marketing
Print/Production Procurement Specialist (Former Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 8, 2014
Highly experienced team with very good leaders. Team members accomplished the work that should have been done by 10x more people. Everyone in the department was very supportive of each other and there were no egos. Everyone does what they need to, to get the project done, no matter how big or small. The attitude is as a result of the supportive management – more... team. – less
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Energetic Corporate Culture
Project Manager I, Disneyland Resort (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 8, 2014
Fun and challenging place to work. Involves working with multiple employees across various lines of businesses to accomplish shared goals/projects.
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Jambo!
(DAK) Custodial and Guest Services (Former Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 7, 2014
Pros: very good benefits, work amenities, scheduling, and management.
Cons: you've got to stand out or you'll be lost in the crowd of cast members eaisly.
I worked Custodial Guest Services at Disney's Animal Kingdom. One thing I thoroughly enjoyed about my role was that it was a Global Role. This meant I could work at any park I wanted even though I was an Animal Kingdom Cast Member... provided I could find a shift to trade for or pick up. Management is rarely in your hair unless procedures aren't being – more... followed and for the most part, you manage your own work habits and even your entire schedule if you'd like. The work hours could be extraordinarily long during peak park times of the year as well. A regular animal Kingdom shift would run between 9-13.5 hours. If there was an event that night and you were selected to work, expect to add an extra 5-7 hours to your shift. The events though were very fun if you could get past being tired. We had a very good management Cast during my time there. The MK West and DAK Management teams were some of the most helpful and guiding individuals I have ever met. Primary duties of the job included keeping the park in Show Ready Condition, providing Information to Guests (CUSTODIAL IS THE FRONT LINE OF GUEST SERVICE), and entertainment through Water Art which is pretty awesome. – less
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Very fun place, quite magical and unique!
ATTRACTIONS HOST (Former Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 7, 2014
Pros: atmosphere, management team, co-workers, fringe benefits
Cons: summer heat!
A typical day at Splash Mountain was very busy, very lively, and very enjoyable! It is arguably the most popular attraction at the Magic Kingdom, and therefore was an environment wherein the Guests were very upbeat, enthusiastic, and happy, all of which made for a workplace which was equally so, and I always looked forward to going to work there each – more... day. The management team was very accessible for concerns, as well as very responsive to any concerns, and would make time if necessary to hear out whatever your issue was; co-workers were very capable, competent and fun to work with, and the role itself encouraged having fun as long as no safety rules were being violated. The hardest part of the role was simply the volume of knowledge required to be learned, as this role involved knowing 16 different positions, as well as complete knowledge of the Mountain’s geography itself (15 different doors) as well as the most efficient means of egress when necessary…the most enjoyable was the endlessly entertaining Guest interactions, being able to make someone’s day better by making Magic Moments for them, and the camaraderie forged with my fellow Cast (in other words, just being there was great!) – less
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only one person to answer to and she was in training
I am a teamplayer (Former Employee), ORAugust 6, 2014
Pros: owning my own business
Cons: dealing with 7 days a week from 11.00am -3.00am long hours
I have been in many situations thats took alot of personal control to keep my businss and make sure that I was a success.
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I highly recommand The Walt Disney Experience to EVERYONE!
General Teller at Magic Kingdom (Former Employee), Orlando, FLAugust 4, 2014
Pros: new adventures everyday and networking opportunity
Cons: long hours, no set schedule
(Only College Program Intern to be promoted to the position of General Teller)

•Managed the banking of funds from three different locations with as much as $60,000 (Main Street Bakery, The Plaza and Main Street Cone Shop), while still attending to other coworkers needs

•Accountable for counting and verifying substantial amounts of money, filling out – more... subsequent paperwork and fraud reports, etc.

(The Magic Kingdom is the busiest theme park in the entire world) – less
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Very fun exciting place to work at!
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Orlando FloridaAugust 1, 2014
Pros: free entrance into disney theme parks!
Cons: late shifts to midnight
I learned all about the Disney theme parks, safety, customer service skills etc.
Management were very nice and helpful, there for you if you needed anything. My co-workers were great and fun and friendly! made lots new friends with co-workers from all over the world.
Hardest part of the job was nothing! enjoyed it there!
The most enjoyable part of the – more... job was interacting with all the children and people from all over the world! and having fun in the toy shop with the children! – less
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Awesome Company to work for when you are young and in college. Not for long term
Front of House Floor Manager (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAJuly 30, 2014
Pros: fun, exciting, new every single day
Cons: low pay and horrible hours and drive for me at this time!
It is a great company to work for, but there is little to no room for advancement. The union is both good and bad. We are set at a cap off point on pay scale and once reached that is it, you are maxed out. I love being in the floor manager position and I have learned a lot.

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