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Walt Disney World
3.6 (55)
Industry: Amusement and Gambling - HQ: Lake Buena Vista, FL
http://www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Walt Disney World Reviews

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Average Rating
(based on 28 Walt Disney World Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.9
Growth Opportunities 3.1
People You Work With 4.0
Person You Work For 3.8
Rewards You Receive 3.3
Support You Get 3.7
Way You Work 3.6
Work Setting 3.8
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55 Walt Disney World Company Reviews and Ratings

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Marketing Analytics Intern
Posted last month in Orlando, FL

"I have been working with Walt Disney since Jan 2014. It is a great learning experience and I am getting great knowledge of the professional world."

Work Setting 4 Rewards You Receive 4 Growth Opportunities 4
Person You Work For 5 Company Culture 4 People You Work With 4
Support You Get 4 Way You Work 4

Company Rating Comparison

3.6
Walt Disney World (55)

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3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,140)
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Orlando, FL

"Truly where the magic happens."

Growth Opportunities 3 People You Work With 5 Person You Work For 5
Work Setting 3 Support You Get 3 Way You Work 3
Rewards You Receive 5 Company Culture 5

Average Walt Disney World Ratings in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $2
Senior Technical Writer
Posted 2 months ago in Lake Buena Vista, FL

"Great place to work if you can actually get hired full-time. Unfortunately, since the economic downturn of 2009, Disney relies mainly on contractors and temps. I believe one statistic I heard (unverified) is at approximately half of the 50,000 people at Walt Disney World are temps or contractors."

Person You Work For 5 Rewards You Receive 2 Work Setting 5
Way You Work 3 Growth Opportunities 3 Company Culture 5
People You Work With 5 Support You Get 5
Attractions Cast Member
Posted 4 months ago in Orlando, FL

"I have worked for the Walt Disney Company since 2006 and have been there ever since. The work environment is good but needs to be utilized better. Management within the company is excellent but resources are needed to do a better job. Disney World employees hundreds of workers every day and opportunities to move up are fairly easy to do. Moving around to different locations and also applying for different positions is easy."

Support You Get 3 Rewards You Receive 2 Way You Work 4
Person You Work For 3 Work Setting 3 Growth Opportunities 4
Company Culture 4 People You Work With 4
Entertainment Manager
Posted 6 months ago in Orlando, FL

"Disney World was a great first and continual seasonal employment opportunity. The skills that you learn by working at Disney are great for any later job experience that a cast member may have."

People You Work With 3.3 Person You Work For 3.3 Way You Work 3.3
Growth Opportunities 3.3 Support You Get 3.3 Company Culture 3.3
Work Setting 3.3 Rewards You Receive 3.3
Host
Posted 8 months ago in Orlando, FL

"My experience with this company was the worst experience of my life."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"The only good thing about working for the company is sometimes you get free food, and free admission into the parks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you interview for this company don't ever agree to being in food and beverage unless for some weird reason you like to clean up after people, then go for it. They gave me the option to be a safety guy at the water park, but I do not know why they put me in food and beverage."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"Working at Disney World's food and beverage was the worst decision of my life. They make you wear a stupid costume, and most of the time you're just walking around doing nothing. I feel like a loser working there, like I'm not even important. You're just there so you can have a job. They usually put you in the kitchen serving food, on the register, the greeter, or in the dining room where I am every day. I complained to the manager that I want to be on cash register, but they said I have to show efficiency in the dining room, which would be stupid because you'll just be standing there with a broom and dustpan, and when you see someone drop a French fry, you have to run over and sweep it up. I don't clean up after people and that is not what I applied for."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should give everyone a chance to do something different and let them learn how to do something other than sweeping and emptying trash bags."

Support You Get 1 Work Setting 1 People You Work With 1
Company Culture 1 Person You Work For 1 Growth Opportunities 1
Way You Work 1 Rewards You Receive 5
Watercraft Boat Pilot
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

"Get a good job outside and buy the annual WDW pass, and skip the WDW management BS."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I enjoy operating different vessels on the water and SOME good people to work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If Disney is a place you love then dont work there. Its disheartening to see some things that go on. Its fun for a little while but the pay rate is not sufficient - $ 8/hr, no benefits, and working till 1 a.m. on weekends."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"Managers are incompetent, watching TV, or shopping online. The way they treat blue collar workers reflects on the way the staff treats others and is just not a feel good environment. The pay being not enough is an understatement. I have too much responsibility and not enough support. The union is totally useless, wont even return your phone calls, and just takes your dues."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Lots! Spend more time seeing what boat captains' experiences on the job are like. Make rules based on observations and hands-on experiences. Negotiate better pay rates and work harder at keeping people happy."

Work Setting 1 Person You Work For 1 Company Culture 1
Support You Get 1 Growth Opportunities 1 People You Work With 2
Rewards You Receive 1 Way You Work 1
Merchandiser
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

"I was in a very happy place while working here."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I loved working for this company. I wish it could have been longer."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It was worth every minute I was there, and I would highly recommend giving it a shot."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I didn't like living out of state and wanting to keep my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. I feel that employees may have hard days, but all in all it's a great place."

Company Culture 5 Rewards You Receive 4 Growth Opportunities 5
Way You Work 4 Work Setting 5 People You Work With 5
Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 5
Cast Member
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

"Loved the company but had problems with two of the managers."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I love the company and all that it entails. I liked the experience of having roommates."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to work hard and take abuse from guests."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I didn't like the lack of confidence in and respect for the employees from management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have a little faith in your people and you might be surprised."

Rewards You Receive 4 Growth Opportunities 5 Person You Work For 3
Support You Get 5 Company Culture 3 Work Setting 5
Way You Work 4 People You Work With 3
Mechanical Engineer
Posted last year in Celebration, FL

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I liked new and exciting projects that made people happy. Projects were unique and required a creative mind to pursue."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get a good understanding of the work you will be doing, and prepare for a lot of corporate red tape."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"They don't make anything that is cutting edge, and don't try anything new beyond their comfort zone. Progress is painfully slow, and trust is often lacking."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on updating the park and creating genuine attractions, instead of focusing purely on safety and maintenance. The company is becoming dated."

Person You Work For 2 Growth Opportunities 2 Support You Get 2
Company Culture 2 Work Setting 1 Way You Work 1
Rewards You Receive 5 People You Work With 4
Customer Service Representative
Posted last year in Lake Buena Vista, FL

"Walt Disney World is one of the best companies in the world."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I loved working for the guests. It made me feel good each day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The hiring process is great because you go to a casting hall."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"The salary was tough to live on, but I liked the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to raise the pay grades through the unions, or you will have lots of turnover."

People You Work With 3 Growth Opportunities 3 Support You Get 4
Company Culture 5 Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 4
Way You Work 5 Rewards You Receive 4
Sales Associate
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I was excited to go to work every day and be around my fellow cast members. Plus, I got to make magic for the guests every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself! Show enthusiasm for the position that you are interviewing for, and tailor your answers to that position."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I was on the Disney College Program; thus, I was paid less than other cast members and had horrible hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would give cast members more constructive criticism, and help them become more familiar with their work locations."

Rewards You Receive 1 Person You Work For 4 People You Work With 5
Support You Get 5 Work Setting 5 Growth Opportunities 3
Way You Work 3 Company Culture 5
Character Attendant
Posted last year in Orlando, FL

"It was truly a dream come true, one I would not trade for anything."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"Care about your success and safety and want to know that you have as good of an experience for every guest."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Attitude, energy, and enthusiasm are key to life. You do this job because it is fun to bring smiles to young and young at heart."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"It is mostly college interns and part-timers. It is hard to support yourself fully on this job. It is more of a fun job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve the ability to move up in the company and offer more training opportunities that allow everyone to achieve success."

Rewards You Receive 5 Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 5
Way You Work 4 Growth Opportunities 3 People You Work With 5
Support You Get 5 Company Culture 5
Intern
Posted this month in Orlando, FL

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I like meeting and interacting with new people on a daily basis."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would point out and reward good performance on a regular basis."

Person You Work For 4 Work Setting 2 Support You Get 3
Rewards You Receive 1 Way You Work 3 People You Work With 4
Company Culture 2 Growth Opportunities 2
Logistics Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Lake Buena Vista, FL

"Loved working for the company but thought my leader was unethical and immoral."

What do you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"I loved the people and the responsibilities for which I owned."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Pay is lower than the norm, and politics run deep. Watch your back."

What don't you like about working at Walt Disney World?

"The cast members are treated like cattle, and their education and background (skill sets) are disregarded when trying to plug holes."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Respect skill sets and get to know cast members."

People You Work With 5 Way You Work 3 Person You Work For 2
Growth Opportunities 3 Support You Get 4 Company Culture 5
Rewards You Receive 4 Work Setting 3
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