Disney Vacation Club Sales Guide (Current Employee), Garden City, NY – December 6, 2012
Pros: making people happy.
A full day of work where time flys-by,with a focus on team work. Meeting new Disney fans, in person and over the phone. Checking credit and writing contracts. Planing Members vacations. Extremely rewarding.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Burbank, CA – November 21, 2012
Pros: good people, great location and a great learning experience
Cons: this was only a part time job so no benefits.
On a typical day I would answer many customer calls. I was also in charge of shipping and receiving company product on a weekly basis. I also maintained the inventory. My coworkers were great. I learned a lot about working with coworkers on multiple projects that required heavy cooperation and organization. The hardest part of the job was when I had – more... to leave. My department merged two positions into one and they were forced to let one of us go. – less
Cast Member (Former Employee), Lake Buena Vista, FL – November 14, 2012
Pros: free parking/admission to any disney park, discounts on most disney related services and merchandise.
Cons: some people possibly lose their sense of reality after while.
I worked in quick service foods for the Disney College Program. Everyday was something different and new, the thousands of people you meet on a daily basis was incredible and, of course, the Leadership(management) were very good at their roles(jobs). I learned much about cultures, the business side of Disney, and gained an overall knowledge of how a – more... Fortune 500 company operates and becomes successful. – less
Core Trainer, Lead (Current Employee), Anaheim, CA – November 4, 2012
It gets a little worn out when you graduate from college since you are looking to get started in a career. The enjoyment is strongly based on the department you are in. I do have some great memories working there and it has really taught me how to be a patient person and know how to help others. Learning about the different backgrounds of people and – more... life stories is something that cannot be overlooked being here. Making a person or family's day by just doing little is what still brings me back here. – less
Ideal place to work and grow both professionally and personally
SR. CREDIT ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee), Burbank, CA – October 31, 2012
Pros: best career choice
- Excellent core of senior management - Ability to advance your operational and interpersonal skills through offered workshops at Disney University and/or other professional courses, such as: Covey Leadership Center, Dun & Bradstreet, Financial Times - New York Institue of Finance, etc.... - Strong benefit package - Competive salaries
Senior System Analyst (Former Employee), Burbank, CA – October 26, 2012
Pros: the management and peers are great to work with. good benefits.
Cons: some of the jobs were outsourced to other companies.
Worked on payroll and HR projects, ran and balanced payrolls, cut off cycle checks. Learned a lot about SAP system Management is good, gives you good tools to work with, has open door policy SAP is an integrated system and to make payroll successfully fun, all information regarding employees must be in system, sometimes things were left out, which would – more... mean some people would not get a check with regular run. Loved the work and challenge and especially all the people I worked with and supported. Love the customer service side of it when people needed assistance. – less
College Program Internship (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – October 25, 2012
Pros: great benefits
Cons: seasonal status hours became too much
Possibly one of the best times of my life. During my internship, I had two different jobs at Cirque du Soleil in Downtown Disney. One was working at the box office where I sold tickets to the show and provided information about what the show consists of. The other was ushering and escorting guests to their seats while maintaining the rules and show – more... procedures. Learned to deal with people from many walks of life and communicate with them in multiple ways. Multiple orientations and workshop classes to become a "Cast Member" of Disney was also very helpful to my customer service abilities. Also, observing how a larger-than-life company deals with such large quantities of people all at once in an orderly fashion. – less
Guest Services Representative, Disney Reservations (Current Employee), Memphis, TN – October 24, 2012
A typical day at work, placing orders for guest, and tracking orders. What I have learned, is how to turn a bad situation into a good experience and taking care of the guest. My co-workers are fun, and enthusiastic. I really wouldn't say there was a hard part of the job, its more of learning something new daily. There's always new things to learn whether – more... its among the cow-workers or our Disney Guest, The most enjoyable part of my job, is making a dream come true for the guest. We want them to have a magical experience when we interact with the guest, whether its placing there order, looking up items that they are interested in or just general questions about our online website. We strive to make each and everyone of our guest have a magical experience. – less
Vacation Planner (Former Employee), Hollywood Studios Orlando, FL – October 22, 2012
Pros: benefits, advancement, hours, fun
Cons: very strict
I miss Disney. The experience, the people, the job security...all amazing aspects of this job. I still miss it, but not enough to go back. I would rather just keep the memories and friendships I have made and move on, unless I were to get an offer in management or in corporate somehow, then I would consider it. The only thing I had a problem with is – more... Disney's attendance policy. I understand the need to show up for work, but to expect someone to clock in 15 minutes early---without getting paid for it---and then give them a reprimand for being one minute late isn't fair. You get points on your record, and they never leave. It's like your employee credit report, only they never go away. You pretty much have to sell your soul to the company. They pay you little then work you like a dog, but on the upside, I think out of the 2 years I worked there, I only really had 1 bad day. Also, I think they exercise too much control as far as their policies with health services are concerned. If you are okay to work, and your doctor says you can work, then you should be able to without having your area leaders or a health service cast member make those judgement calls for you. My complaints are few though...I love this company and what they stand for, and the benefits are unmatched. They treat their cast members exceptionally well!!! If you are looking to love your job and have constant fun, then you need to work here. Everyone deserves to experience something truly magical and I doubt you will be disappointed :) Plus, if you do work for Disney, you can literally get a job anywhere! At least, that's been my experience – less
Cultural Ambassador (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – October 18, 2012
Pros: resume highlighter, fantastic memories
Cons: strict management throughout, no room for error, no breaks.
International internship working with the industry leader on many fronts including, guest relations, guest experience and hospitality to name a few. Lots of different branches within company allow for endless possibilities regarding job roles etc.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chicago IL – October 13, 2012
Pros: perfect boss
• Monitored sales activities to ensure that customers receive satisfactory service and quality goods. • Reviewed inventory and sales records to prepare reports for management and budget departments. • Kept records of purchases, sales, and requisitions. • Planned and prepared employee work schedules • Provided customer service by greeting and assisting – more... customers, and responding to customer inquiries and complaints. – less