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Most of the time spent at WDW was a postitive learning experience, like anything else in life, it's what you make of it.

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Former Employee - Planned Work Specialist  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
Former Employee - Planned Work Specialist in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

I worked at Disney Parks & Resorts full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Variety of roles, education opportunities, co-workers, being surrounded by talented people you wouldn't necessarily meet in a different industry, attention to safety for the Guest and over the years seeing this becoming a priority for their Cast Members also, free admission into the Parks

Cons

Rate of pay for many is lacking for what is expected of them (not so much as issue for my particular role)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay rate for Cast Members on the frontline that deal with the Guests needs to be addressed, unlike the 'old days' if don't have a degree it's the perception amongst non-salaried Cast members that you don't have not as much of an opportunity to advance, no matter the years of experience. Bottom dollar/overextending the 'Disney' name has become more important over the last 15 yrs than taking care of your existing Cast i.e., rate of pay, Cast celebrations being cutting back, etc. which in turn has created a negative attitude amongst even the loyal Cast that has been with you for multiple years and otherwise love working there.

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    Loved it

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    Current Employee - College Program Attractions  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Current Employee - College Program Attractions in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    CP is great, lot of work for not a lot of money, but great experience and a lot of fun. meet people from everywhere

    Cons

    lots of work for not much money, it's hot in florida in the summer! Also CP housing transportation is awful. bring a car

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    Professional Intern - Great experience.

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    Current Employee - Professional Intern  in  Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Professional Intern in Lake Buena Vista, FL (US)

    I have been working at Disney Parks & Resorts as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Exposure to a unique industry and leader in the industry
    -Ability to present projects to upper management.
    -Great perks (park admissions and discounts, special events, etc.)
    -Resume booster (other companies really admire Disney experience)
    -Great coaching/mentorship program

    Cons

    -Pay is lower than at other companies for entry-level positions
    -Very structured and some unnecessary training components
    -Red tape that comes with being at a large company (Disney look and such)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of unnecessary training classes. Skills are learned on the job anyway.

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