Current CEO: Robert Iger
Disney is the most profitable media conglomerate in the world. When the company was established it prided itself on being the leader in the animation industry. They then diversified to live-action filming, television, and travel.
The Walt Disney Company operates in four separate primary divisions:
• The Walt Disney Studios – this includes the company’s film, recording label, and theatrical divisions.
• Parks and Resorts – this division features the company’s theme parks, cruise line, and any other travel-related assets. They own Disney Land in Anaheim, California and Disney World, which is located in Orlando, Florida. Disney World is the widest known theme park across the entire world.
• Consumer Products – this division includes producing toys, clothing, and other merchandising using the Disney brand name.
• Media Networks- this includes Disney’s television and internet options. Disney owns the rights to ABC Television Group and ESPN.
Working for Disney
The success of Disney relies on the passion of its employees. For this reason, it is very necessary to make the workers have a rewarding experience. In 2010, Disney won first place, achieving a rating of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey. Similarly, the company was also named the world’s most admired entertainment company, according to Fortune. Other awards given to Disney are being ranked #11 on BusinessWeek’s best internship opportunities list and #20 on Fast Company’s top 50 most innovative companies list, just to name a few. Their job openings span across all industries imaginable, providing great career paths for many diverse backgrounds. Some departments they work in include accounting, animation, banking, broadcast, communications, digital media, engineering, fashion, gaming, HR, marketing, medical, park operations, publishing, QA, research & development, sales, sciences, business development, technology, theatre, and travel. Check out Disney jobs on our jobs page!