Disney College Program Reviews

Updated 18 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "As an employee of Disney you got to go into the parks for free and we even could go to the Walt Disney Studio(in 38 reviews)

  • "Perks of free admission to parks(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, hard schedules and wages(in 49 reviews)

  • "long hours, low pay, sometimes difficult guest experiences, work holidays(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "An experience you'll never forget"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Merchandise Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Free Park admission - Fellow Cast Members - Roommates - Apartment options - Social events - Cast Member discounts - Memorable guest encounters

    Cons

    - Florida weather - Entitled guests

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  2. "Best time of my life."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cast Member 

    I worked at Disney College Program part-time

    Pros

    Due to the program, now I have friends from all around the world / country.

    Cons

    Although it was the best time of my life, it was also physically and mentally challenging job I have ever had.


  3. "What a great experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to know many people from many countries, improve my English, improve customer service skills.

    Cons

    I could't name any bad thing of the program because everything was perfect.

  4. "Horrible...DO NOT GO THERE"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to the park, nothing else

    Cons

    -verbally abusive housing managers who don’t concern themselves with what verbiage they use with you because they simply do now college students as adults -Does nothing to help you get a job after the program is over. You are simply wasting your time. -Institutionalized invasion of your privacy. They will show up at your door and look through your living facilities any time they feel like it. No regard for privacy for basic dignity. You are more or less treated like an Army Private despite the fact that you are paying rent to live there. -Unreasonable housekeeping requirements. They expect you to keep it spotless 24/7. -If there are conflicts among residents they don’t properly investigate. They simply take sides toward whichever resident they favor. I personally had a bullying, verbally abusive roomate who was constantly calling me derogatory names and management acted like they didn’t believe me or didn’t care. Probably cuz my room wasn’t clean enough, which seems to be all they care about. -Management asked me very probing and inappropriate questions of a personal nature. -The pay is terrible, the hours are awful, and the workplace seems to have a culture of scrutiny and micromanagement

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  5. "DCP"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Disney College Program part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Magical environment, develops good skills

    Cons

    Long hours for certain roles

  6. "Great Place to Work, Depending on Management"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Jungle Cruise Skipper, Magic Kingdom Operations, in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job, interaction with guests, independence and creative freedom to a certain extent

    Cons

    management, weird rules, time off

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  7. "Theres good and bad"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Disney College Program part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Was an amazing experience to do.

    Cons

    You live in housing with people you have never met, and have no say in the position you get

  8. "Great for a younger college student"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Vacation Planner in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to see the companies ins and outs

    Cons

    minimum pay and they do not treat their employees to the highest level

  9. "Good But Grueling and Empty"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Merchandise Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks, the people, all the exciting things going on as an intern, free bus transportation, classes and seminars

    Cons

    Expensive housing, hard to move up (be a trainer or coordinator) or transfer, experience can be VERY different depending on location, classes and seminars became harder to get into

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  10. "Great Job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Disney College Program 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney College Program full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great. Awesome benefits. Top notch culture.

    Cons

    Management is a mess. Long hours.

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