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It was a fun and magical environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 24, 2014
Pros: amazinf discounts in the store as well as the parks.
A typical day at work for me involved making sure that the store is presentable and appealing to the eye of our guests as well as making each guest remember their disney experience. We do fun events throughout the day so we can interact with our guests and give them a disney experience outside the parks. I learned a lot about the disney culture and – more... how the littlest things can make the biggest impact on people. My co-workers were always friendly and smiling and it gave me a sense of relief to know that I would be walking into such an amazing work place. The best part of my job (aside from it being the disney store) was that I got the opportunity to being surrounded by younger kids whose faces glowed as they entered and left the store and knowing that I made their day and magical one was definitely the best part of working here. – less
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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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Worked for 7 years with DQ Entertainment Ltd
Sr. Animator (Current Employee), singaporeAugust 28, 2014
Driven by passion and ability to perform in the field of 3D Character Animation, I wish to administer my skills in the productivity and profitability of the organization.
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Excellent staff to work with, generous and prompt pay
Freelance Editor (Current Employee), homeAugust 27, 2014
Pros: strong working relationships, friendly staff
Cons: time crunch on deadlines
As a freelance editor, I've experienced quick and efficient communication with primary editors as well as clear job expectations. The most difficult part of the job is often quick turnarounds, which I don't mind but others might. Benefits of the jobs I receive include the opportunity to work with talented authors on a steady basis.
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Disney Consumer Product,Local Fanchise Lisensing Team Assistant (Intern)
Local Franchise Team Assistant (Former Employee), Shanghai, ChinaAugust 23, 2014
• Market research: Check the sales amount of newly-licensed products and the implementation of corresponding projects in local the market; consolidate the relative info and make the report to the category managers.
• Newsletter drafting: team up with the marketing department and draft monthly newsletters for the new products’ promotion and the internal – more... broadcasting of team’s business events launching.
• Cold call visit: make phone call to potential licensees to pitch business cooperative opportunities.
• Licensing meeting prep: assist the whole team to launch the licensing meetings and expo, including 2 nationwide licensing meetings and 1 CBME (Children, Baby and Maternity Expo)
• Office routine job: data and documents arrangement, independently organizing company internal sales, paperwork translations, application of SAP system including Travel &Expense report, Purchasing Order, Vendor Set-up, etc. – less
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Magical workplace with opportunities to involve clients and/prospects to the #1 Entertainment Company in the World
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 19, 2014
Pros: having a great product to sell with a great brand that clients responded to, plus telling kids my boss is mickey mouse!
Cons: others preconcieved ideas of what we were and what we offered!
No day was a typical day at the company, we always had great opportunities within the company from Digital assets to offering a Captain America event! In addition we worked to involved the clients objectives with corporate initiative's that included healthy living, STEM education, and safety. Also, we helped clients messages get directly to their potential – more... clients which were normally Moms and families within a safe environment. I learned a lot about balancing the integrity of a huge brand and business development.

My coworkers are a great team and we really relied on each other for our individual strengths, including creativity, client outreach, community initiatives, integrated marketing, event planning, and digital marketing to help with clients objectives.

The hardest part of the job would have been getting clients to understand the product, because of the preconceived idea of what they thought "Disney" radio would sound like. Once we were past that, they understood the brand and who we appealed to, and how they might help their business. It became the best part of my job!!

The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing events culminate successfully or seeing the client pleased as well as patrons with a healthy dose of the "Disney" magic!! – less
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Productive and fun workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Central Valley, NYAugust 19, 2014
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: no full time
I love working here, the people and the environment are ideal. As far as a part time job goes, this is about as good as it gets.
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A great Life EXPERIENCE
Trainer (Former Employee), Lake Buena Vista, FLAugust 17, 2014
I am glad I did my college program. It was definitely magical!
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The Mouse
Disney College Program Intern (Former Employee), Anaheim, CAAugust 17, 2014
Working for the mouse was fun, but moving up is a a challenge.
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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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