Women's Job Satisfaction
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Lady Nicole Sales AssociateWalt Disney World
I've worked for the Disney Company 4 separate times. First time as a housekeeper, then a merchandiser (both of these I was in the college program), a Graphic Design intern, lastly as a sales associate for the Disney store. My first time as a housekeeper, I would have told my self, "Do NOT pick this job!" Disney failed to mention they expect you to clean 16 rooms in an 8 hour day. Too much work to me but if you think it's worth $8.50 an hour to haul around a 50 pound "cart" then maybe you'll be better at housekeeping for Disney. The next time when I was a merchandiser I enjoyed myself so much more and made lifelong friends. I would advise women, donâ€™t pick your favorite park to work at if youâ€™re asked whatâ€™s your favorite park. The more popular the park the harder you will work. As an intern, I would advise you to always have a backup plan in case Disney does not decide to hire you on a full time basis. I.E. in case youâ€™ve only been there for 6 months, now you need to break your lease at your apartment, figure out home to get home and find a new job. Lastly, as a sales associate, do not except working in a Disney store is anything like working in Disney World. The stores are way more sales driven and far less â€œjust have fun with the guestsâ€ driven. I hope this advice helps.
There are upsides to working for TWDC like their benefits, flexible hours, and perks - but there is also a double standard for men and women when it comes to career mobility, and one must have a lot of patience and be willing to work twice as hard for half the recognition. You must be able to speak up for yourself and have a willingness to ask for what you believe you deserve, sometimes twice or three times, and really stay on them to deliver. Finding a mentor, or an executive that you trust that will also repeatedly go to bat for you is crucial for your success - if it happens to be a man, all the better. There is definitely a 'good ole' boys' culture to a certain degree. And know that HR reps are in place to protect the company more so than they are there to protect you.
Lady *moxie* Director of Marketing
Networking and who your senior-level advocates are is everything here...not necessarily about the work you do, but rather who you know and how much they will do for you. There is some (not-so-subtle) gender bias on the creative side I did notice at the highest levels, but generally women and men are treated equally. However, it is important to note that the majority of the leadership positions are staffed by men due to the good old boys network. This is why finding a male advocate who will actively support and push for you is key - this is a lot harder than it seems because most everyone is focused entirely on promoting their own careers vs. helping develop those below them.
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How do women feel about working at The Walt Disney Company? 61% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 61% would recommend The Walt Disney Company to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5. What are the benefits at The Walt Disney Company? The Walt Disney Company offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by The Walt Disney Company employees.
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