Posted June 23, 2015 by

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Voted #50 in Best Places to Work Survey

Disney Parks and Resorts logoIt is important to most of us that we enjoy our work but difficult to know when you’re looking for a job whether we’ll be happier working for one employer versus another. A great way to know if an employer offers a great place to work is to ask the people who know the organizations best — their employees. For the past seven years, Glassdoor has awarded its Employees’ Choice Awards to honor the 50 best places to work.  For 2015, the 50th best place to work was Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc..

Headquartered in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has the responsibility of conceiving, building, and managing The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks and resorts, along with various leisure enterprises related to families.  Also known as Disney Parks, the business was founded in 1971 and in 2014 was the most visited theme park company worldwide, drawing an estimated 134 million people.  Today, Disney Parks has about 130,000 employees, and Bob Chapek is the chairman.

Why would you want to work at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.?  It offers culture and diversity.  Disney Parks believes in inspiring people, making life better for people around the world, and bringing hope and smiles to everyone who can appreciate them.  The following values are shared in the culture too: innovation, quality, community, storytelling, optimism, and decency.  When it comes to diversity, employees are encouraged to express their opinions, ideas, and perspectives to enhance performance and reflect the marketplace on a global level.  Providing an inclusive atmosphere can allow employees to create, innovate, and build rapport.  You will also find learning and development at Disney Parks.  The company wants you to learn and take advantage of development opportunities to help achieve your goals.  Some training programs include the following:

  • Professional Development
  • Management/Leadership Development
  • Computer Skills
  • Business Immersion Programs
  • Individual Career Development

College students and recent graduates can find opportunities at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc..  Disney Professional Internships for students, and co-ops and post graduate programs can be found in these areas:

  • Technology/Information Technology
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Promotions
  • Distribution
  • Broadcast/Technical Operations
  • Production & Programming
  • Journalism
  • Animals, Sciences & Environment
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Creative

If you are interested in a career at Walt Disney Parks, check out the following areas:

  • Broadcast/Media
  • Corporate
  • Creative
  • Entertainment
  • Operations/Travel
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technology/Digital

Sources: Glassdoor, Wikipedia, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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