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Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Apr 12th, 2021
"Be your own best advocate. You will have to find your way on your own."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Mar 30th, 2021
"Overall a very woman friendly company, that is continuously working to be even better. There are some things that are unavoidable with such a large company (scheduling is one that comes to mind), but at least those things are applied universally by seniority so there is little gender based problems. There is also a lot that depends on department. I have worked in some that were better than others, and some that definitely had opportunities to improve (for example in the gender ratio of who was getting promoted). Overall though, would definitely recommend."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Jan 4th, 2021
"The culture is all about putting on a show and fitting in. The work can be incredibly rewarding and the magic really does make this company impactful. However, it is also daunting to constantly feel like success is measured more so by the "look" of things than the work one puts in. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Nov 16th, 2020
"If you want something you have to act like you don't. They use reverse psychology. If you pick up this quickly life will be easier for you."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Aug 6th, 2020
"Great benefits and I believe fair pay as well but in the role I am in, there is not much emphasis on work life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"Yes, I recommend it. I haven't had any issues personally"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Within ABC News, the culture is dated and women are not treated equally to men. "
"Great place to work, owner is nice, but expects you to actually work "
"If you want to be where the action is, it takes a lot of hours. There is no work/life balance and managers have a hard time supporting this goal because of the rough deadlines."
"Building relationships is key. At times, it can mean more than actual competency."
"Great place to start your career but beware that career progression is limited."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on Sep 12th, 2019
"A lot of really great individuals work here, but as with any massive company, experience can vary widely across segments and departments. Even in female-majority departments, watch out for inequalities in pay, respect, and other areas. And remember, just because negotiation might be discouraged, doesn't mean it's not worth taking a shot."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company, United States on May 16th, 2019
"this is a great company, but limited in moving up the ..."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 3rd, 2019
"Negotiate hard on pay and title when you're hired. It could be quite difficult to see change once you're in the ranks."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Feb 4th, 2019
"This is a great company, but limited in moving up the ladder."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jan 9th, 2019
"Overall a good employer to work for, however family leave and maternity policies should be updated. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jul 25th, 2018
"Disney Stream Services review There are few women here but we all band together and support one another. We want every woman to succeed. You will not get the catty clicky environment. Just girl that like to have fun and help one another. A good place to be given all that is coming in the future."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on May 21st, 2018
"Depending on the team and sector, I feel really empowered by my leadership and coworkers!"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 30th, 2018
"It really depends on your role, department, and boss. But be wary of taking a project hire position."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 20th, 2018
"ITS PERFECT AND A MAGICAL PLACE TO WORK, I would recommend this place. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 16th, 2018
"It's sad to say, but unless you're working for a woman-owned company, TWDC isn't going to be much different than any other workplace: not enough women are in executive roles, pay isn't equal, and men, in a silo, consistently make decisions that affect women and the representation of women. As for the next question (about the CEO supporting gender diversity): Yes, on paper he certainly does, and I think he truly believes he does. But that doesn't necessarily equate to equal hiring practices and good representations of women in Disney films, shows, and products."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 11th, 2018
"the company is really diverse and seems to treat and pay women and men equally. There is sometimes a nod to work/life balance rather than a true commitment to it, since we generally work when others play."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Mar 22nd, 2018
"Parental leave policy is good and has improved over the past few years. Note that not all options and policies are actually available for use. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Feb 13th, 2018
"It's a great place to work and there is equal chance for growth within the company for men and women. Most of my direct supervisors/superiors were women. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Feb 10th, 2018
"We have some very smart, dynamic women in leadership roles but it's very division specific"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Feb 7th, 2018
"It's long hard hours and makes a honey life balance difficult"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jan 10th, 2018
"Leaderships is still heavily male, but women are cultivating them as allies. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Nov 29th, 2017
"Pay isn't great for part time positions or most hourly roles."
"It is a fun place to work and the people are wonderful"
"not interested in supporting flexible work life balance even though they say they are"
"there are many more women then men, however men hold the higher positions"
"Disney pays all of their front line employees the same wage."
"Great tolerance for family-related things that come to and medical issues"
"The salary not competitive, but the other benefits were incredible. "
"The benefits are outstanding. I had a challenging pregnancy and was out of work for 8 months in a year. I lost no pay and had my job when I came back. If you are guest facing, the work life balance is minimal."
"It's men mostly in leadership - the women they have mostly are in midlevel executive roles"
"Anything is possible here. Women have to work smarter and harder than the men. If you learn the culture and are savvy to picking up on the inside politics.... you can be president or a VP."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jul 31st, 2017
"Know that a lot is expected. "Not my job" or "no one told me" is not in the vocabulary."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jul 5th, 2017
"I love this company, more for what it stands for, it's global recognition and for its theme parks. However, when it comes to the workplace, maybe it was just my experience with my past manager, but I often felt I was not held at a certain standard or looked upon for promotional opportunities, because of my quiet demeanor. Yes, my great work spoke for itself and my boss definitely valued me as a team member but I couldn't help but feel that there was an ever so slight gender discrimination with this manager. Again, this is just my experience and I have had multiple supervisors while working for this company, all of whom were fine. But again to reiterate, those who are aggressive in this workplace are the ones who tend to get ahead. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Oct 31st, 2016
"It's difficult to move up the chain and if you have a quiet demeanor that is seen as negative "
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Oct 13th, 2016
"Family Friendly Company with great perks. Everyone works hard but you definitely have to be a squeaky wheel or boast about your accomplishments to be seen. "
"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. "
"I love my job 95% of the time...sometimes it's stressful, but I can continuously reframe my attitudes and perspectives for my own balance and success. This is a review of a Disney Store"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jul 8th, 2016
"Find a mentor in the company if you want to succeed"
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Jun 23rd, 2016
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on May 30th, 2016
"Working conditions is not ideal but I feel no disadvantage in being a woman here."
Anonymous shared this review of The Walt Disney Company on Apr 8th, 2016
"Working at Disney is great, it is the happiest place on earth after all. There are certain areas of the company that gender inequality actually runs in the favor of women (Marketing), other areas (like technology) women are few are far between. I find that the company caters to families and respecting time off for kids, but I find that if you don't have a young family and are single is when the inequality comes in. "
"Disney really is a magical place to work and there are so many benefits. There is a lot of room for growth in both policies and culture change around diversity, and steps are being taken in the right direction, but women aren't on equal ground yet."
"It greatly depends on the area of the company. Pay attention to how many women seem to be in the area you are looking, and whether they seem happy. Ask how many of the people in the management chain you would be under and working with are women."
"It was a good company to work at and move up the ranks. Most of the team members were women sprinkled with gay men. There's a cap on how much you earn at each level and once you get to Publicity Director you can remain in that role for years until a spot opens up in management. Maternity time off is average. The HR team was hardly ever helpful. They had a solid Mentoring program which allowed you to network with people from other divisions."
"Women and men were equally represented in roles of all levels, save the highest executive tier. I was always impressed with the integration and the opportunities afforded to everyone regardless of gender or any other differentiating characteristics."
"It's a great family company for the benefits. I haven't been pregnant so idk how the maternity leave works. It seems like they are *trying* to change. Putting women in more leadership roles, just not sure how long things like this take to execute. I think in general it's still a boys club, but the company was founded on that mentality anyway. I do, however, believe that they are aware of the problem and want to change it."
"Long hours, too many bosses."
"I've worked here for 15 years and there are a lot of women here, but management is predominantly male."
"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."
"The management training here and the managers you will find here are going to be the best ones in the industry. I have never again had such good management. The training that you will get here for leadership will stay with you throughout your subsequent careers. I really do not have anything negative to say, other than some petty coworker stuff that can be like a high school atmosphere...but that remains pretty much everywhere and you rise above it. I loved my time working there and would have stayed had I not left to pursue a career in Engineering. It was an awesome job to have in college."
"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."
"The people I work with are great. Upper Management is not very good at listening to suggested improvements, although they are constantly asking for ideas. Men are treated better overall, to be frank. I've never had an need with maternity leave but my female colleagues say the company is very generous to those who have had a need."
"High expectations, must be flexible"
"It's a very polite culture and nothing gets done with a lot of collaboration and buy off by a lot of different departments. That being said, there are many women in high-level positions In fact, throughout my five years there, most of my Managers, Directors and VPs have been women."