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Walt Disney Company Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is very good, great career development program" (in 116 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and flexibility with the work schedule" (in 170 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be compromised at certain times of the year when deadlines are near" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Long hours working for the company" (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Best employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance to work on great products you can truly feel proud of, amazing perks, strong values

    Cons

    Can't think of any, would depend on the role/team.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Good culture"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of great benefits
    Great culture & atmosphere

    Cons

    Not many cons, company was great.

  3. "Excellent environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people
    Excellent benefits
    Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Some small niggling issues not worth mentioning.


  4. "Head of Brand strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    Great brand, very smart people, diverse culture

    Cons

    Lots of stakeholders, need patience to get things done


  5. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    - great brand and content
    - some great people

    Cons

    - average salary and average perks
    - some dead wood
    - lack of career progression

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stop cutting bonuses and salaries


  6. "Gained a lot of valuable experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Current Employee - Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Lots of interns
    Fun perks
    Good management

    Cons

    While it was good experience, interns are expected to do too much for their salary

    Advice to Management

    none specific, it was good!


  7. "Placement Year Student"

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    Former Employee - Placement Student in London, England
    Former Employee - Placement Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good management, good opportunities, get a lot of responsibility for an intern role

    Cons

    - Low pay for London, Very corporate, not as many perks as other comapnies

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good brand and nice environment

    Cons

    Gender biased and unorganized with pay difference

    Advice to Management

    HR should organise their role in developing middle management


  9. "Licensing sales intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walt Disney Company full-time

    Pros

    great teams to work within, fun atmosphere, challenging work provided, cool brands to work with. Get to work with other countries and departments

    Cons

    not much room for promotions, staff morale was quite low at some points in the year. in licensing a lot of ideas get shut down due to contract ties

    Advice to Management

    find more ways of motivating staff to do well. don't really have to much advice to give if I'm honest. managed very well


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Walt disney Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy work culture. Management is very enouraging of new hires.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be compromised at certain times of the year when deadlines are near.

    Advice to Management

    To streamline certain processess which can reduce work load during busy periods.


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