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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

Provide first line support on two line of business within Disney, There are multiple applications that we are required to support and there are procedures which need to be followed and communicate with users via email and on the phone is required.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It is very enjoyable, apart from doing your job and getting to know a lot of people, there are also a lot of other things you can take part in such as Star Wars day, the staff forum which was hold every year. It was amazing to be part of the company.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very, there are certain tasks in the beginning in which I need to complete, however eventually I am given more responsibilities once I am more familiar with my job, which is good as it allows me to enhance my problem solving skills.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everyone within the department is very supportive and very helpful, they are willing to answer your questions when you are struggling, it was fun to be part of the team.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It varies, there are certain period of time can be more busy than usual, but sometimes it could be quite quiet,

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • In the beginning, there is a set of responsibilities I need to complete, eventually I am given more as I am more confident with completing my daily tasks.

    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 have applied to a role which is not really related to my degree, however I am allowed to take part in other projects and I have developed a lot other things such as business and communication skills.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly, people from different department will work together and encourages you if you do something well.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was very good, there are induction day and meetings with different departments to prepare my internship, There are a lot of interns working in the company so staff are very aware and willing to help all the time.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Quite a bit, I have received training for two weeks in the beginning and I have got a lot of documentation I could following to complete my daily tasks.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Travel loan

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing, Disney is still expanding, the are so many line of businesses and Disney are always looking for new markets.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, there is intern Facebook group and the interns will organised gatherings.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Quite expensive, that is due to be in London.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It is quite nice, there are a lot of pubs and nice restaurants around, it is quite nice to have a meal out sometimes after work.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, there is VoluntEARS that you can take part in, a chance to do some volunteering work during your year of industry. Disney also always different screenings which allow you to bring your friends and families to take part in it.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

5th July 2016


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