Disney College Program Reviews

Updated 10 Apr 2021

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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 39 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours, stressful guests and situations(in 50 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very good opportunity"

    5.0
    Current Employee - CP Food and Beverage Host 

    I have been working at Disney College Program full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat Consistent hours Excellent environment and benefits Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced, Disney guests are also Disney guests

  2. "DO IT!!!!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Was the best experience of my life.

    Cons

    The work hours were long.


  3. "Loved the DCP for What it Was"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Character Attendant (DCP) 

    I worked at Disney College Program part-time

    Pros

    Free WDW Park Admission, Live minutes away from WDW property, amazing experiences and opportunities you can't get without working for the WD company

    Cons

    HR procedures are strict and limiting, very limited time off, long shift hours, managers and captains can vary depending on park and locations

  4. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Walt Disney Summer Internship (U S A) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Disney College Program full-time

    Pros

    Discount on the Disney world

    Cons

    Can't think of one bad thing

  5. "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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  6. "An experience you'll never forget"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  7. "Best time of my life."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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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.

  8. "What a great experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "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

  10. "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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