Employee Benefits

February 18, 2015

Disney Teams Up with KaBOOM! on New Playground in McFarland, California

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
It started out as a few concrete slabs and a mountain of mulch in the middle of a grass and dirt tract running along Highway 99 in the heart of Central California’s agricultural corridor. But in just five-and-a-half hours on a bright Sunday in mid-February, the town of McFarland had a new playground, thanks to a team effort by hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS, partners from nonprofit KaBOOM! and members of the McFarland community.
February 12, 2015

Disney Employee Brightens Children's Lives Through Make-A-Wish

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
We’ve covered Disney’s long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish® on Disney Post, but you may be wondering how Disney and Make-A-Wish work together—and have for nearly 35 years—to make wishes come to life for children with life-threatening medical conditions, nearly 100,000 times since 1980. A part of the answer is through dedicated Disney VoluntEARS like Russell Dott from The Walt Disney Studios. Since December 2013, Russell has played a significant role in bringing smiles and cheer to families around the country—both as an employee of Disney and as a wish granter with Make-A-Wish.
October 31, 2014

Creativity Comes Alive at Disney Television Animation

By Nicole Balgemino, Disney/ABC Television Group
In the spirit of Halloween and the upcoming celebration of their 30th anniversary, Disney Television Animation hosted “Re-Animated: The Zombie Show,” an art gallery that celebrates their employees’ talents and creativity… zombie style! The event took place at the Disney Television Animation Studios in Glendale, California, where employees across all areas of the TV studio—including producers, animators, assistants, editors, executives, and writers—contributed their favorite "zombified" Disney Television Animation character.
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


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