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Old 03-05-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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You will actually make more money as a housekeeper than a manager. I have a friend who is a manager at one of the Disney hotels, he calculated his hours worked versus his salary and he make $9.00 per hour. Whereas as a housekeeper you won't make much less hourly but you could make quite a bit more when you factor in tips especially if your at one of the deluxe hotels. Not to mention if you do work over 40 hours like the managers do you will get overtime pay.

Yes, I agree whereas management positions are flat rate salary opposed to the housekeeping hourly. Good thinking!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I've been doing my College Program for a month now and am throwin in the towel! This Fake A** internship is a joke! I want to explain more but with Disney having all my Informtion and such strict *Cultish* ways I'd rather explain in a PM if anybody wants to know more!
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Yeah it's definitely not an "Internship".
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:28 PM
 
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The College Program is a lot of very hard work in entry-level positions, with very minimal learning opportunity. If you are looking for a more serious internship, look for information on Disney's Professional Iternship program. It can be difficult to get accepted without doing the College Program first, but its not impossible.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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I've been doing my College Program for a month now and am throwin in the towel! This Fake A** internship is a joke! I want to explain more but with Disney having all my Informtion and such strict *Cultish* ways I'd rather explain in a PM if anybody wants to know more!
I've found that settling for a job is just that. And it takes time and energy away from your real job search, sort of like "good enough" romantic relationships. Perhaps in the current economy things are different, but that's been my experience.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:43 AM
 
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I did the program in 2001 and 2003 at Walt Disney World and it really is worth it. What people look at is the name Disney on your resume. This is because of going through traditions (Disney guest service training). Business across the globe send their executives to receive this training. So on your resume employers are not looking at your role they are just looking for the name of the company. Networking is a major benefit of the program. With any type of experience what you put into is what you get out of it.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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yea, I've already completed my program..It was AMAZING. lol
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Let me say this... I knew of someone with 25 yrs experience in a highly technical professional field.... His phone interview was phenomenal ... They explained on the phone all the bennies, and that they would pay to relocate his family.... The catch .... Absolute top end of pay range was a full 30% below his current rate... When he said he couldn't see beyond a 25% cut... That was it... He never heard from them again.

Make sure you really want it
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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So, I graduate in July and got accepted as a "Housekeeping" role at Disney. The problem is, I am a busines marketing major, and yes want to work with hotels, but not necessarily "Housekeeping"... I want to get my foot into Florida, so this is a good opportunity in that sense, but I don't know if the program is actually worth it or relevant? Any opinions?
Most of the individuals people in the College Program at Disney World don't want to leave. I spend this past winter working at Walt Disney World in Housekeeping at the Contemporary resort. Housekeepers gets lots of break time and break for lunch. It's hard work but the day's go by very fast.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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Default Fun in retail?

Hey there everyone. I was recently accepted into the Disney College Program and I couldnt be more excited. Ive been doing lost of research and am getting nothing but positive feed back from family and friends saying "You HAVE to do it! Im so jealous".

However, there is a point of concern that I am hoping to clear up. I have been working retail for the last 8 years of my life to pay for college. So, naturally, they put me in a position where I will be in their merchandising department. Is it worth going down there for 4-5 months to do that same thing ive been doing for 8 years? Ive heard that you work alot, but I was hoping to get at least some time off to meet new people, make some new friends, enjoy the Florida atmopshere.... that sort of thing.

What do you think?
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