Excellent Management of World Class Brands and corporate alignement
Senior Manager, Toys, Electronics, Sporting Goods (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 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
The company is awful! But you will make some great new friends
Cast Member (Current Employee), Oxford Street – June 19, 2014
Pros: free park tickets and occasional dvd
Cons: long hours, no trust/loyalty
There is no room for growth, once you start in a position that's pretty much where you will stay unless you are one of the favourites! Salary is awful in comparisons to some stores especially with the amount of work they expect you to do in such a small time. Minus the company it's self you will make amazing friends, so just for that aspect it's worth – more... it. If your heading towards this company be prepared to do nightshifts, late closing up till midnight, early opening at 7am. Great for a Saturday job, but do not trust your career with Disney it will destroy you as a person. – less
Cast Member, College Internship Program (Former Employee), Animal Kingdom – June 15, 2014
Working for the Walt Disney Company as part of the Disney College Program was the best experience of my life. Working with and meeting people from all over the world is just something I never thought I would be a part of! For the year I was there, it was some of the greatest moments in my life! Working at Strollers at Animal Kingdom may sound horrible – more... and boring but it was far from that! It was a blast working there. I made friendships and memories that I will never forget! – less
I really enjoy working at the Walt Disney Company. Over the years I've worked in various roles within the company and have come to understand that you don't necessarily work at Disney because of the people, but because you simply love Disney. Management in some locations are great, while others not so great, it's pretty much luck of the draw. Co-workers – more... become like your family because you all put up with the same stuff on a daily basis. But ultimately my favorite thing about the job was being able to make magic for guests. – less
electrrical engineer (Former Employee), Leicester, ENG – June 4, 2014
Pros: working on control panels for oil rigs and submarines.
Cons: some days can be long hours.
a typical day will involve wiring up control panels and creating them from scratch which is really fun. i have learned many electrical skills from here. the managers are really helpful and and good laugh to have around. the co workers are really helpful and are good to have around. the hardest part of the job is sometimes meeting deadlines as some of – more... the parts are not ordered or delivered on time. the most enjoyable part of the job is the experience you gain from the job and the people you meet and knowing that some of the panels and other equipments will be used on things like oil rigs and submarines ect which put a big smile on my face. – less
Disney College Program (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – June 4, 2014
Pros: free admission, disney discount on like everything, free tickets for friends
Cons: short breaks, harsh schedule, demanding hours
Working at WDW changed everything I do now. I'm so much more into detail and making everything have meaning in my life. It also was a challenge living in Florida for almost a year with no friends and family having to figure out everything by myself but I have proven to be stronger than I could have even imagined while living and working here. It taught – more... me real world experience in my future career, my degree field , and my personal life. It changed my life forever – less
Crew Member (Former Employee), Lake Buena Vista, FL – May 27, 2014
Pros: free tickets
Cons: short breaks
I learned how to give kids a big smile.I learned all about the back of the house and the front of house.At disney we all had to work together so it was team work.The hardest part of the job was to being stuck in back of house while i want to be in the front of house seeing all the guest.The most enjoyable part of my job was that i got to give the guest – more... a magical day. – less
Manager (Current Employee), Bristol – May 23, 2014
Pros: gym, bball court, intramural sports
Cons: benefits, low pay, not much job growth
You get pigeon holed into a position and then you get stuck- unless you're in one of the few departments that promotes just about every year. Then you get to watch your peers move up the chain while you toil away in mediocrity.
Cast Member/College Program Intern (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – May 22, 2014
Pros: other cast members
Depends on where you work and the people you work with. Both times I worked there I feel two different ways about it. The first time I was in Housekeeping, it was a lot of hard work but the pay was nice. The second time I was in attractions, it was really laid back but the pay wasn't all that great.
It always depends on your area and where you feel – more... you will go. But the Disney training will never leave you, I can tell you that. – less
Multimedia Designer (Current Employee), 1101 Flower St. Glendale Ca. – May 21, 2014
Very quick turnaround. Worked on many different projects and with many different people. Learned a lot about Management styles, and how to deal with certain personalities. Learned a ton about Consumer Products. The hardest part of my job was that it wasn't pushing my limits or creativity. The most enjoyable, meeting certain people and getting to build – more... specific relationships. – less
College Program Intern (Former Employee), Lake Buena Vista, FL – May 19, 2014
This job was an internship, so I can't speak about it a whole lot. The only reason I did not care for the job was because it was in Florida and I missed home. Everything else about working for Disney was great. They are strict, though!