Disney drops to second on Most Desirable Place to Work list, Google is new number one.

Google has displaced Disney from the top of the ‘Most Desirable Place to Work’ list for college students. Well duh, free food, commuter buses, massages, gold fillings, stock options, 20% of work time to spend on other projects… compare that to inflexible scheduling, having to park 20 minutes away from your work and ride in a shuttle bus that’s falling apart through tourist traffic, sometimes lousy cast member cafeterias where you still have to pay to eat, and crowded living conditions because you can’t afford a nice apartment on a CMs salary. I’m skipping all the good stuff about Disney’s College Program, of which I believe there is quite a bit, but there is no way to compete with Google in employee relations these days. – (Read)

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3 thoughts on “Disney drops to second on Most Desirable Place to Work list, Google is new number one.

  1. Steve

    “but there is no way to compete with Google in employee relations these days”

    Horse hockey. No one is competing with Google in the employee relations/benefits department because no one is trying. Lucasfilm’s family of companies does a good attempt at coming close, and both Microsoft and Apple have a lot of comfort perks. Pixar is another good example, but no one goes all out like Google. Seems to me it’s because no one else thinks it’s worth it to treat your employees like Google treats theirs.

  2. The Big Fez

    The thing is- that survey doesn’t even talk about working in the theme parks and resorts. The 2006 survey (where they were #1) consistently talked about the opportunities with ESPN and ABC. They leave the theme parks out of it. But if you look at the College Program sites, they sure promote that ranking as if they were a big part of the article. I’m a big fan of the program too, but they aren’t being ranked because of that program.

  3. brian

    Yes, I think you are making a false comparison when you talk about jobs at the parks. That is not where these grads want to work. They want to work for Disney Corp. not Disney Parks.

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