Frequently Asked Questions

What positions do TMR Associates work in during their rotations?

Associates could potentially engage in various roles such as Technology Strategist, Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, etc. Associates are paired with projects based on their skills, interest, and background, as well as professional development objectives. For insight into past projects, please see “examples of past projects.”

What opportunities do TMR Associates have after the program?

Associates can apply to any openings inside The Walt Disney Company based on the skills they developed during their rotations, as well as the contacts they created while working in various business segments. Additionally, in their final rotation, Associates will meet with the Program Manager and members of the Talent Acquisition/Recruiting team to discuss interests and potential opportunities. Examples of roles accepted by TMR Alumni:
  • Manager, Enterprise Strategic Programs
  • Enterprise Data Governance Program Manager
  • Sr. Manager, Product & Technology Innovation

How is the TMR program different from other jobs at Disney?

Disney’s various business segments work differently and have a history of their own. There is diversity in technology as well as work culture. The rotation program provides an opportunity to learn and experience the different business segments, gain a better understanding of how the company works as a whole, and develop into a multifaceted leader who can help influence the future of the company.

Do the years of work experience matter?

Given the short length of our six month rotations, there is a steep learning curve and a relatively small window to make a meaningful impact.  This requires professionals with a reasonable amount of experience (five to eight years). Exact years of experience are flexible depending on the relevance and quality of the work.

What are past examples of projects for TMR Associates?

Project: Building a Cloud-Based (AWS) Media Networks Data Platform (Strategic Roadmap for Data Input)
Associate: Emeka
Segment: Disney ABC Television Group
Project: Playmation Analytics (Implementing the Analytics Platform)
Associate: Chad
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services & Disney Consumer Products

Project: Project Leapfrog (Implementing a New Royalties System)
Associate: Chad
Segment: The Walt Disney Studios (Disney Music Group)
Project: International Guest Experience (Natural Language Processing)
Associate: Vrushali
Segment: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Technology
Project: Guest Experience (Defining & Creating the first shared Account Management Platform)
Associate: Liraz
Segment: Disney Interactive
Project: Publishing Talent Royalty Payment Processing (System Implementation)
Associate: Jia
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services
Project: Master Service Agreements (MSA) Product Development & WatchESPN Process Alignment
Associate: Jia
Segment: ESPN
Project: Native Application Development
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Digital
Project: Technology Strategy Roadmap
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Disney ABC Television Group
Project: Digital Asset Metadata Roadmap Implementation
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services

Does it matter if one does not have the engineering experience?

Due to the nature of the rotation projects, Associates are most successful if they have a combined expertise in both engineering and management, whether that be obtained through education or work experience.  All projects are technology-based, so all candidates will have to demonstrate technological savvy.