The Walt Disney Company Ashlyn Lowe

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

- Walt Disney

History:

  • Walt Disney started as an illustrator from Kansas City
  • He and his brother, Roy Disney, moved to Hollywood, California to start Disney Bothers Studio, in 1923
  • They directed and produced cartoons (Plane Crazy, 1928) and animated feature films (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Disneyland theme park opened in 1955 and Walt Disney World opened in 1971
  • Walt Disney died in 1966 and Roy Disney died in 1971

The Four Businesses Segments within The Walt Disney Company

  • Media Networks (Disney Channel, ABC, ESPN)
  • Parks and Resorts (Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line)
  • Studio Entertainment (Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (Disney Store, Disney Publishing Worldwide)

Benefits to having a corporate job at The Walt Disney Company

  • One of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine
  • One of the "Most Reputable Companies" in the world by Forbes magazine
  • One of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine
  • Fortune ranked as #53 in Top 500
  • Looks great on resumes
  • CEO, Bob Iger, is well liked among employees

Benefits to working at The Walt Disney Company

  • Free admission into all theme parks with family and friends
  • Up to 40% discounts on merchandise, dining, and lodging
  • Free backstage tours
  • Great location - Main US locations are in Orlando, Florida and Burbank, California
  • Cast Members get a special gift every Christmas
  • Mickeys Retreat - a place for Cast Members and their families to enjoy nature. Includes swimming pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and marinas.
  • VoluntEARS program - Disney is committed to strengthening communities by providing hope, happiness, and comfort to kids and families who need it most. Disney employees have contributed up to 2.4 million hours of service since 2012, donated billions of dollars, and impacted millions of lives.

Credits:

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