Disney English isn't a bad job to have, however it isn't for everyone. Some people love it and others loathe it. Work culture all depends on where you are assigned. People's experiences are all also unique. The work hours are long on paper, but it isn't horrible in practice. The most difficult aspect is constantly having classes close and be replaced with all new students (depending on, again, the circumstances and needs of your center).
Principal Project Engineer (离职员工) – 上海市 – 2018年4月3日
Collaborative environment making new and innovative attractions. Great campus and on-site social events. When it comes time for the field installation, expect long hours with no time off. Always crunch time before opening day, 30+ straight days at work.
campus amenities; Starbucks, gym, cafeteria, pool table
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRAINER (离职员工) – 上海市 – 2018年1月15日
This was the worst job I have ever had. Terrible pay, bad benefits, micromanaged beyond belief with nearly weekly policy changes, and an almost cult-like insistence on loyalty to Disney. The working hours and schedule were awful, and the accommodations and materials provided for the staff were not nearly enough (at least in the center in which I worked).
I would never work for or recommend this job to anyone who takes being a teacher seriously. The turnover rate was enough evidence to me that I was no the only one who shared my viewpoint.
Terrible pay and benefits, awful schedule, micromanaged to the point of absurdity, disingenuous claims made to parents to secure enrollment, extreme insistence on loyalty and admiration of all things Disney no matter what.
The manager really took care of us and taught us a lot and the decorative of office is very disney. Maybe because I was an intern there, so they did not give me so tough work and I like challenging myself.
It was a great experience and wonderful life, but it just wasn't for me or my style. I thoroughly enjoyed my days there, singing, dancing, teaching English, but I needed something more of a traditional school setting.
Living and working in China for a world-renowned company like Disney was truly life changing! Every aspect of the experience was amazing, from using Disney content in the classroom to free admission to Disneyland Hong Kong.
This sector of the Disney company is a black eye for the standards of the Disney Brand. Higher management all the way down to regional management needs a strong reminder and proper training from the American branch on employee care a wages.
Disney was a great place to work and bond with co-workers. It was a fairly easy job and did not have a lot of work to do outside of the classroom. You were given plenty of prep time for lessons. The most difficult part of the job was the hours were long on weekends and there was little room for advancement and raises.
Disney English required me to have teaching experience to earn a Visa, but not experience teaching English as a foreign language. I am very grateful of their training program, but it can be stressful teaching in this new field without a good support system.
I had such a great time working here - even though there are some articles stating late payment of salary and long hours, I never had a problem with it. It is what you make it. But great colleagues which will be friends for life.
English Language Teacher (离职员工) – Shanghai, CN – 2017年4月5日
Great on-board training Good management Get to work with students Great staff Company perks include gifts/Disney promotions Pay doesn't compensate for the level of experience If experience is what you seek to work abroad -it's worth it
One of my best employers Ever Learned a lot from those more than 2 years We enjoyed our teamwork everyday thanks to a great sales team built by ourselves We are and will be missing those days when we worked together for this family