SSC Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
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Role Description

Accounting intern for Disney Consumer Products

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my year at Disney.
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My team were very friendly from day one were very welcoming. I have made some real friends over the course of my year here.
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My manager and supervisor were always nearby to talk to when I needed help and support.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

During the first few months I found myself having busy periods and quiet periods each month. Towards the end of my placement I took on more responsibility, but never felt overwhelmed.
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

While I was responsible for getting work completed on time, I always had someone checking what I was doing when I first started to ensure no mistakes were made. I gained more responsibility later in the year.
4 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I feel like I have learned a lot that will help me in final year. Most of all I believe I developed confidence and communication skills that will help me in my future career.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is very friendly. The office is very casual and laid back.
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The placement seemed very well organised as hey have had many interns over the years, they seem to have a very standard procedure for interns.
4 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The only training I received was from the intern previous to me. She walked me through my role over the course of 4 weeks.
2 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Travel loan
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

While they do not offer graduate schemes, many interns do return if there is a job available. Previous interns that are liked often get preferential treatment if a vacancy appears.
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

I became close friends with the other 8 interns in my department, we went out quite regularly for drinks and birthday meals.
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Being in London, socialising and rent were very expensive.
1 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Hammersmith has several pubs that people go to frequently, they are expensive but everywhere is that way in London. Some bars have deals specifically for Disney employees.
3 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

During my time we went for one team event, however we also did a day volunteering in the community, and frequently went for drinks after work with the team.
4 /5