Marketing Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
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The Culture

Role Description

Marketing and Category intern for Disney Consumer Products. My role involved day to day contact with the licensees (toy manufacturers), approving advertising, entering contracts into Selectica and analysing retail sales.

The Role

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

It was a great placement, Disney is such a fun company and it is a lot of fun working with brands you love or have known as a child.
4 /5

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

I always felt valued by my colleagues and felt that my work was important and that I contributed.
5 /5

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

My managers and supervisors were very supportive. I had one-to-one's every week with each of my managers. I was included in all meetings that they had and would feel comfortable asking questions if I did not understand something.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy to the extent that I had to manage my workload and time. However I only sometimes felt under pressure and that I did not have enough time to do the work.
4 /5

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

I was given lots of responsibility and would speak directly with clients and licensees.
5 /5

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

The training we received at the start of the placement was very good and in depth. However the training was more for your direct job role compared to the development of your skills base.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office is very fun, there is always different events that are put on. Everyone is very friendly and you feel that you can talk to anyone in the lifts, kitchen etc.
5 /5

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

The work placement is organised in terms of HR. However it would have been good if the company organised more social events.
4 /5

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

In terms of my personal development the company is very supportive and you have the opportunity to take part in different training modules, learning expo where there is different presentations from leaders and activities.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
2 /5

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

Disney does not offer a grad scheme.
1 /5

The Culture

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

It was a good social scene with the other interns. It would have been better if there was more organised social events or christmas ball etc.
3 /5

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

I lived at home so this did not apply. However, London is expensive to socialise.
1 /5

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

Hammersmith has a few great bars with drink offers.
3 /5

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

There are sports activities such as football teams and charity events.
3 /5