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
Excellent Perks, Few Opportunities for Advancement
Learning Analytics & Evaluation Coordinator (Current Employee), Anaheim, CA – March 5, 2014
Pros: going to disneyland for free!
I enjoy what I do and the perks of being able to take my family to Disneyland for free is amazing. I just wish there were more opportunities for advancement. Currently working part time, and would like to kick it to the next level.
Food and Beverage Hostess/Trainer (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – March 4, 2014
Pros: park benefits, discounts, free beverage, backstage access, easy promotions
Cons: long days, rude guests, no free food
I loved working at Disney. It was a great experience from the start. I learned how to get along with all types of people. I also learned a lot of different work ethics. The co-workers were great. It was a main reason why I would go to work some days. The hardest part of the job was making sure I did my job as fast and efficient as possible. There were – more... some bad days, but overall good days. – less
Excellent place to work...not enough money or hours
Intern - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier (Former Employee), Anaheim, CA – March 3, 2014
Pros: great work culture, great for resume, free park access
Cons: too-short breaks for the size of the park, not enough pay
In my time with The Walt Disney Company, I was a Disney College Program intern. This means that I was given three-year seniority for hours and certain benefits were available to me that others didn't have. Therefore, I will be writing this review more from the standpoint of a basic Cast Member. I often heard of other Cast Members struggling for hours – more... so that they could pay their basic life expenses. Also, the pay was just above minimum wage, which would be fine normally, but the people who work directly with Disney's Guests should be paid more in my opinion. We had to work in very strict conditions to uphold the kind of standard that Disney is famous for, and we had to do this while serving Guests that were worse than any other work location I've ever heard of. They were not all this way but several Cast Members were having anxiety issues from operating certain locations. For the people on the front lines, I think a company as big as Disney could have paid them a little more. That being said, Disney did have EXCELLENT benefits on the short term, such as free park access and many discounts on merchandise and food. I won't talk about health benefits, etc. because I left after the internship was completed and don't have any experience in that. The vast majority of the managers that I had were excellent, and several of the leads (supervisors) were as well. Not all. There were times, based on experiences withwhen I questioned how Disney advanced people and I was not the only one to think that. Every lead had their own way of doing things and it was often expected that we read their minds to figure out how so that we didn't get in trouble. That's the short of it. All of that said, working for Disney is definitely worth it. No position is perfect, but there is a lot of job satisfaction that comes from providing service that is above and beyond anything that is expected. There were tears when I left, and I am considering going back to work there again someday. The negativity in this review is purely for information's sake (it seems that everyone talks about that positives and never the negatives), but I would thoroughly recommend working for Disney to friends. – less
File Coordinator (Current Employee), Glendale, CA – March 1, 2014
Pros: exciting workplace, great contacts made
Cons: no benefits as a temporary contract
As a temp, I was able to communicate directly with many directors and managers who have served as excellent references and leaders. Disney runs a tight ship, and there is little room for slack in the Taxation department.
Front Desk Cast Member (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – February 28, 2014
I absolutely loved working for Disney. I did the Disney College Program while in college and couldn't have asked for a better experience. I worked the front desk of one of the resorts and loved it. It was easy to make great friends and enjoy the job.
Data Center Migrations Manager (Former Employee), Glendale, CA – February 26, 2014
Worked as a Data Center Migrations Manager for Disney. Its a massive organization with multiple sub-companies still it lives upto one Disney brand. The work culture is fun filled, offices are lively and project teams are always cheerful.
welcoming a company you can work your way up the ladder
Maintenance & Procurements Co -ordinator (Former Employee), Caroline Street Hammersmith – February 24, 2014
Pros: the location
Cons: doing 9 to 5.30
Very relaxing department Learned another package of SAP Management make me feel very welcome some co-workers very helpful. The hardest part of the job not having the time to get the traning required. The most enjoyable part of the job. To be able to carry out a few duties on my own using my notes.
Call Center Representative (Former Employee), Memphis, TN – February 24, 2014
• Assisted guest with placing orders • Fulfilled requests by clarifying desired information; completed transactions; forwarded requests • Assisted guest with billing discrepancies • Assisted other call center representatives when supervisor was needed on calls to answer upper management questions
Good college part-time job or job after retirement
Supply Patriot/Patriot RN (Current Employee), Corona, CA – February 20, 2014
Everyone is going to have a different experience when they get a job at Disney: some hire in because they love Disneyland and others will be there just because it pays them and was the only place that called them back. I have had a great time working at the company and have had many opportunities to grow with the company and gain experience in my leadership – more... skills. I hired in to work here as my part-time college job and they have been very flexible with hours during the school year. You will have to provide full-time availability for peak seasons (summer, Winter break, spring break) but even then they help you out. They also provide great benefits to Cast Members that help out a lot. – less