Disney Comp?

Hulu LIKHO0
Jul 7 21 Comments

What's the average compensation for employees at Disney? How much does an average SWE make there? Also, what are benefits like? What kinds of perks do you guys get?

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  • Google pxel
    How is Disney going to get decent engineers and compete with Netflix if they don’t have perks/good pay
    Jul 8 4
    • Amazon / R&D
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      I have the same question.
      Jul 8
    • Disney / Eng Innocuous2
      We'll see if Disney will adopt Hulu's model or continue with their model within two years.
      Jul 8
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      My guess is they are betting on their content to be superior to their tech and streaming tech and continue to pay the medium bucks.
      Jul 8
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      Disney doesn't want to top Netflix. They just want to be better than Warner and Comcast, so maybe it's good enough.
      Jul 8
  • Google DocStrange
    Bonuses range from 2-5 Mickey Waffles per annum.
    Jul 7 0
  • Microsoft jiy261
    Looked into it once. Glassdoor says around 150k is doable, 200k+ is for senior management. You get silver passes to the parks for year round entry. Info is about a 2 years old from me
    Jul 7 0
  • Disney / Eng GFEz55
    I'm a staff engineer at the studios. Make slightly less than 200k TC
    Jul 8 6
    • Disney / Eng GFEz55
      I'm not holding my breath for them to catch up to FAANG compensation.
      Jul 8
    • Amazon / R&D
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      I will say start leetcoding and studying system design for FAANG interviews if you can.
      Jul 8
    • HBO / Eng middle-out
      Is Staff Engineer considered a mid level position? If in Seattle or LA, that’s actually not too far behind Amazon. (Still a ways away from Google though)
      Jul 8
    • Disney / Eng GFEz55
      In my org, staff is the second highest level of engineer, above senior and below principal. The rank is associate -> engineer -> senior -> staff -> principal
      Jul 8
    • HBO / Eng middle-out
      Yeah. That is definitely below market then if you are in a big tech city.
      Jul 9
  • Disney / Product aHzn32
    Disney’s comp is very competitive in LA area, or I should say used to be competitive because they never had to compete with Netflix or alike. Disney has different businesses which offer different pay. They have had great investments in their frontline products like movies, animation, production etc however everything that is not frontline doesn’t offer great pay...

    That being said, I think it’s not clear how the pay structure at Streaming Services which will include Hulu will look like in months to come. I am sure they will pay better than rest of the company but will be at par with Netflix, I doubt but I hope they know they are competing differently in Streaming war than Movie business.
    Jul 8 4
    • Amazon / R&D
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      I doubt it is competitive when you compare it tech industry.
      Jul 8
    • Disney / Eng Innocuous2
      Hulu's pay in LA is way more than DSS pay in SF. Considering LA is cheaper to live in compared to SF, drastic changes would need to happen at DSS. I don't see that happening.
      Jul 8
    • Disney / Product aHzn32
      I said it used to be competitive in LA area given they were not even competing against Netflix or Hulu, now when they are... I hope it becomes competitive. DSS being such a big bet for the future of the company, i am sure they will pay better than rest of the company...
      Jul 8
    • Disney / Product aHzn32
      But I doubt it will be anything close to Hulu or Netflix TC
      Jul 8
  • HBO / Eng middle-out
    I’ve got a buddy who was offered a senior position in Seattle. TC was 150k
    Jul 8 0
  • Disney / Eng Innocuous2
    Welcome to the family, Hulugan. Please enjoy downgraded perks within two years. :)
    Jul 7 0