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Review averages

  • 241 employees say

    Excellent (129)
    53.526970954357%
    Good (60)
    24.896265560166%
    Satisfactory (38)
    15.767634854772%
    Subpar (14)
    5.8091286307054%
    3.81
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.77

Reviews for Walt Disney Company

Reviews - What employees say

3.81 Employees say
3.77 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would pay employees above minimums wage.

What I like about the company

It's a fun place to work. It's very rewarding I get to meet people from all over.

What I dislike about the company

Scheduling and work life balance.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Walt Disney Company
  • City
    Anaheim
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • 14.Jun 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The Walt Disney Company
  • City
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
  • 31.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Disney is very good at attracting talent to execute. Not so got at mentoring or training effective leaders to make the most of that talent.

Support from management

Management is just struggling to get by, it is hard for them to provide support when they have so little understanding of what managers ought to be doing in the first place.

Teamwork

Disney spends a great deal of time trying to instill the idea of team work, but they simply lack the leadership skills to pull it off.

Freedom to work independently

Disney scores high on this one.

Internal Communication

The reasons for decisions from on high are seldom communicated in a manner that inspires trust or confidence in the leadership.

Gender Equality

A core value

Attitude towards older colleagues

Disney seems to respect older colleagues far more than most companies in the IT industry.

Career Development

Disney does a very poor job at this simply because a critical aspect of career development is leadership and when the management is not adept at leadership they are incapable of being effective at career development.

Overall compensation for your work

The salary is pretty good.

Office / Work Environment

This is one area where they are penny wise but pound foolish. Interruptions are far too common. They bought the schtick about open plan work spaces like a lot of other companies with management who could benefit from reading a book or two on the subject did.

Environmental Friendliness

The are average in this department. Nothing impressive.

Work-Life Balance

They still value work life balance.

Company Image

Once upon a time Disney's company mission was to be the most respected company on earth. Now their mission is about making a lot of profit. Fortunately for them they have built up quite an image in the public mind so they have plenty of savings to draw from.

Job Security

Your job is secure until they change direction and then they are liable to surprise an entire division with infinite time off with no warning.

Handicapped Accessibility

The comply with federal law.

Workplace Safety

Disney does value work place safety.

Challenging Work

Yawn.

Inclusive / Diverse

Inclusiveness and diversity are valued highly.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The leadership at the highest levels ought to read a few modern books on managing software teams. This will give them the fundamental skills to do what the people 6 tiers below them ought to know how to do. And it will help them avoid making penny wise but pound foolish decisions that render them a second rate IT force.

What I like about the company

If getting a paycheck for keeping your head down is your goal Disney is a great place to do that.

What I dislike about the company

Disney really has a hard time understanding why the engineers on it's staff are not performing at their optimum. Again this comes back to the incapacity of the highest levels of IT management to know how to actually lead a software development organization.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Walt Disney Company
  • City
    Burbank
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 241 employees say

    Excellent (129)
    53.526970954357%
    Good (60)
    24.896265560166%
    Satisfactory (38)
    15.767634854772%
    Subpar (14)
    5.8091286307054%
    3.81
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.77

kununu score comparisons

Walt Disney Company
3.81
244 reviews

Industry average (Arts/Culture/Entertainment)
3.48
7,856 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,660,000 reviews