Employee Benefits

October 24, 2014

Hack Days Come to Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive

Earlier this month, Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products partnered to host their first ever Hack Days event at office locations around the world. A tech industry tradition, Hack Days encourage employees to think outside of their daily scope to come up with original ideas, pitches and business solutions before presenting them to leaders from the company.

October 6, 2014

Disney/ABC Television Group Employees Take Part in Festival of Short Films

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company
When you share an idea with someone, you never know where it might lead. Perhaps you’ll collaborate with a colleague with whom you would otherwise never cross paths, or discover untapped talents that have nothing to do with your job. You might even find yourself on the red carpet of a film festival. This past summer, Sean Cannon, an editor at ABC Entertainment Marketing, had an idea to expand a small, grass-roots film showcase that was held for his department. He partnered with Claudia Ball, Internal Communications manager, who thought that a festival of shorts created by Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) employees would fit nicely into their annual summer event organized for DATG employees. “The Summer Event has always hinged or centered around creativity and innovation,” Claudia details. “The film festival would be a way for employees to have their voices heard and show how creative they are.”
August 27, 2014

A Great Day to Be Inspired

By Robert Koontz, Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group’s (DATG) commitment to philanthropy and being a good corporate citizen is an important part of who we are and what we stand for. The Company has a rich history of giving, and through the ongoing efforts of our citizenship teams, VoluntEARS initiatives and employee engagement, that legacy carries on and grows stronger with each hour of service.
May 19, 2014

Disney Interactive's Kelowna Studio Named Disney's VoluntEAR Team of the Year

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
As we celebrate our VoluntEARS this month at the Company, we're happy to announce that our Kelowna Studio, the headquarters for Club Penguin, was recognized as Disney’s 2013 VoluntEAR Team of the Year for the North American region. Volunteerism is a central and enduring part of Disney’s legacy and culture. Since the program’s founding in 1987, our VoluntEARS from more than 40 countries around the world continue to give their time and expertise to brighten the lives of kids and families in need.
May 13, 2014

Creativity Abounds at Disney Television Animation Art Gallery

By Robert Koontz, Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney Television Animation recently hosted a “Man vs. Machine: The Robot Show!” art gallery, inspiring dozens of artistic pieces created by the group’s talented employee base. “We get our production people, we get executives, we get lots of different people in the studio contributing pieces,” Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Series, Disney Television Animation, said.
March 6, 2014

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Designer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Strolling through the Glendale Central Creative Campus, we bump into Melissa Cassara, a third-generation Disney employee. “My grandfather worked at the Studio as a carpenter, and my father was a set dresser and would often work on Disney productions. My mother even worked on the Studio lot,” she says. “I feel special carrying on the Disney tradition in my family.”
January 14, 2014

ESPN Welcomes a New Building on Campus

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
When ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen purchased property in Bristol, Connecticut, for its 1979 launch, the site measured less than acre. Today, ESPN’s headquarters stretches 123 acres, including 36 in Southington, Connecticut.
Topics: ESPN
January 6, 2014

My First Disney VoluntEARS Experience: Operation Gratitude

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
We stood looking at each other in front of the Operation Gratitude Center in Van Nuys, California, on a misty November morning, not sure of what to expect. If you’re not already familiar with the organization, Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
December 24, 2013

The Holidays Arrive at The Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The cheerful melody of Christmas Carols. The smell of gingerbread cookies in the air. Brightly lit garland and Christmas Trees galore. Sounds like the perfect holiday scene.
August 29, 2013

A Fun Afternoon on the Studio Lot!

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From time to time, we've shown you photos of some fun employee-exclusive activities that take place around the company on Disney Post, but I was a bit, well, “Sklar struck” today as I noticed a celebrity was in our midst during lunchtime on the Walt Disney Studios Lot.

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