Offer at Disney. Are they lowballing me?

Disney dane
Aug 18, 2017 23 Comments

I was offered 100k salary with 20k bonus doled out in 5k increments over 4 years at Disney in Seattle. I have 1 1/2 years experience. Should I quit, enjoy my time off, and look for more gainful employment or is this what I can expect from most places?

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  • Microsoft ESnX24
    Stay the hell away from Disney. Unless of course you want your soul, career and life to die
    Aug 18, 2017 3
    • Disney dane
      OP
      Why do you say this?
      Aug 18, 2017
    • Microsoft ESnX24
      Old tech, lousy leadership. Know too many people who have left there.
      Aug 18, 2017
    • Disney omegatotal
      mismanagement, inexperienced management in a department not knowing what that department is doing, greedy upper management/leadership, budget issues, ETC.
      Sep 27, 2017
  • Amazon / Product JyAF05
    That's a low offer
    Aug 18, 2017 0
  • Essential / Eng
    arggg

    Essential Eng

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    Google
    argggmore
    Piece of shit offer from a very successful company. Fuck them
    Aug 18, 2017 7
    • Essential / Eng
      arggg

      Essential Eng

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      Google
      argggmore
      The equity is the piece of shit part. You can get 200k+ equity and 130k salary as a new hire at Google/facebook. So in relation it's not a great offer
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Ridecell / Eng cc🕸🐊
      because that's google and Facebook.. they are super loaded. most companies can't compete at that level
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Essential / Eng
      arggg

      Essential Eng

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      Google
      argggmore
      Disney can...which was my point
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Ridecell / Eng cc🕸🐊
      Disney is a large brand sure, but they aren't making as much growth as tech companies are.
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Ridecell / Eng cc🕸🐊
      so maybe they can technically speaking, but they have a lot less abundance to use
      Aug 23, 2017
  • Oracle mooooo
    Well it really comes down to how good you are and if you can get into Amazon or ms.
    Aug 18, 2017 0
  • Nordstrom mtbMb235
    For only 1.5 yrs exp that doesn't sound unreasonable. They pay better than Nintendo. The perks of working there are good if you're into the brand.
    Aug 18, 2017 0
  • Disney fKYM01
    Disney always lowballs. They want everything for nothing and they make it very plain that there are 50 more in line behind you that would jump at it. It comes down to whether it's a decent living for you and whether you'll sacrifice pay, time, and a chunk of sanity for the name Disney on your resume. There are perks and depending on the team you work with, it could be a great move, but nobody works at Disney because they pay well. And that will not change so don't expect monster increases.
    Aug 26, 2017 0
  • Disney tralala
    The "bonus doled out over 4 years" is Long Term Incentive (LTI). If the position is LTI eligible every year, that piles up each year - the "golden handcuff" model. If the position is LTI eligible every year, it'll be 5k after 1st year, 10k after next, etc. going to 20k / year as it rolls each year after 4 years.

    Still not what FB/AMZN/etc. offers, but you get to have a life. Whether that's worth it is up to you.
    Aug 20, 2017 0
  • Oracle mooooo
    Disney the work like balance is good but the salaries are not
    Aug 18, 2017 0
  • Disney / Mgmt
    ehsr27

    Disney Mgmt

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    The Walt Disney Company
    ehsr27more
    Work life balance? That really is not a thing at Disney
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Manhattan Associates / Mgmt
    NHcC04

    Manhattan Associates Mgmt

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    Manhattan Associates
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    15+ years of global IT experience, with strong focus on Program and Client relationship Retail Supply Chain, Logistics
    NHcC04more
    1.5 yrs and 120k is good. Depends on what job ur doing for them. Get in learn something and jump after 2 years
    Aug 19, 2017 0
  • Expedia / Eng VagrantEX
    1.5 years of experience will get u 115-120k base, 150-160k total comp offer from Amazon or Microsoft easily, if you can get offers from them.
    Aug 18, 2017 0
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    • Disney omegatotal
      I think they expect everyone who goes to work there to be a massive Disney fan and only wants to work there because they want Disney perks...
      Sep 27, 2017
  • Nordstrom / Product
    xeDk06

    Nordstrom Product

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    Microsoft
    xeDk06more
    Agree with above. For only 1.5 yrs experience, that sounds reasonable.
    Aug 18, 2017 0

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