Travel Industry Marketing Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith
Review Date
Roles
Advertising Marketing

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4.1/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
4.3
The Culture
2.9

The Role

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

I loved my Travel Industry Marketing Placement with Disney Destinations International. I couldn't recommend it enough and I really didn't want to leave!
5 /5

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

From the minute I walked through the door, I felt extremely welcome and part of the "Disney Family". I was definitely not treated like an intern. I was given great responsibility and was included in fun projects. I was always thanked for my hard work when I had done a good job.
5 /5

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

When I started my placement, I wrote a list with my manager of tasks/experiences I wanted to complete throughout the year. Every task was ticked off with the help from my manager and fellow colleagues. There was always the opportunity to get involved with other teams in the department. Also, everyone was so willing to help with any queries that I had throughout the year.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The workload increased throughout the year as I was given greater responsibility. I was never twiddling my thumbs as there was always something that I could do. When I had a large workload, I never felt stressed or overwhelmed as there was always others to help if needed.
5 /5

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

When applying for placements, I was advised to avoid large companies as they wouldn't give you much responsibility..but this was certainly not true. I was given a great amount of responsibility and this increased as my confidence grew throughout my placement.
4 /5

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

The experience that I have received has been amazing and it will definitely assist in my final year. It is also great to have on my CV and the experience gained will really help when applying for graduate schemes or potentially returning to The Walt Disney Company upon graduation.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was always fun and there was a great moral amongst the team. I was sat right in the middle of the office as well which helped with getting to know the team. There were also 6 other interns in Disney Destinations International. This made the year so much more enjoyable as we were all in the same position, we could help each other through the year and it was great for social events outside of work!
5 /5

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

Because there are a large amount of interns at The Walt Disney Company, the set up of the work placement was very good from the day I applied to the day I left. I was also never treated as an 'intern', I always felt like a equal part of the team and I know that this feeling was the same amongst other interns in the department. It would however be great if there was a graduate scheme!
4 /5

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

As stated previously, with the help of my manager I was able to tick off all the tasks I wanted to complete by the end of my placement. This involved spending a day with our creative agency, attend a voice over and work with the PR team. I would also have regular meetings with my manager to check up on my personal training and development.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Travel loan
5 /5

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

I would love to go back and work for Disney Destinations International permanently! This would be made much easier to do so if there was a graduate scheme in place. However, there were many ex-interns in permanent positions whilst I was on placement, therefore there will hopefully be potential opportunities in the future.
3 /5

The Culture

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

In Disney Destinations International alone, there were 7 interns including myself. We all went for lunch together every day and would frequently go out after work and on weekends together. We also have many plans after we have all finished at Disney as we are now such great friends. It would have been great to get involved with the other many interns within the organisation.
5 /5

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

The cost of living and socialising in London is pricey and I certainly didn't save a penny throughout the year. However, the experience that I have gained completely out rules the cost! There are also many Disney perks in Hammersmith with discount in many places - a personal favourite was Happy Hour every hour at Be at One!
2 /5

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

In Hammersmith alone, there aren't many places to go on a night out, although I had many great nights in the local pubs and bars that are there. However, it is so easy to get around London so there are plenty of other places nearby to go for a night out.
4 /5

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

Unfortunately there wasn't many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work apart from the occasional drink! The boys would play football outside of work frequently, however there wasn't much for the girls after the netball team folded. It would have been great to have a variety of sports teams to get involved in - however I am sure that these will exist within the company, i just can't have looked hard enough.
2 /5