Games Marketing Intern at Warner Bros

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Marketing Media

7.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

• Asset management; liaising with international team for localisation of marketing assets
• Events management; organising and running of large games events - Management of hardware and of all staff presenting Warner Brothers' Games.
• Stock management; managing game orders and distribution
• Assisting of wider teams; managing requests from Games Marketing, Trade Marketing and Creative Services
• Art approvals; working with product managers and creative services to approve game product artwork sent through from retailers
• PR; Assisting the Games PR team with media alerts, stock requirements and events management

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

At Warner you are presented with many opportunities to enjoy very exciting experiences; I have attended a movie premieres, watched movies in the internal cinemas, enjoyed the perks of attending gaming events and have attended company days and parties.
That is only a taste of all the exciting things you could be doing.
Not only are you able to enjoy these things, but you can attend them with other likeminded interns who are fantastic to socialise with.

9/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues throughout the duration of my placement. I felt as if I was treated like an equal from the get go. As the intern, I formed the foundation of my department and so I was viewed as a valued member of the team.
I worked with a lot of important information which meant I was regularly approached by employees from various different divisions across the business to help them with any queries they may have had. I met a large range of employees working at different levels within the company; I found that the working and hierarchical culture within the company was very flat as I was always spoken to as an equal regardless of job position.

9/10

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

I worked closely with my manager on a daily basis; I assisted him with marketing activities throughout the course of the year. Because of this, we were kept each other up to date on our work loads and supported each other. I also had regular meetings with my line manager; we used this time to keep each other up to date on longer term projects and we would also focus on my personal development. My line manager would often give me constructive criticism to help boost my development throughout the course of the placement.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I worked closely with my manager on a daily basis; I assisted him with marketing activities throughout the course of the year. Because of this, we were kept each other up to date on our work loads and supported each other. I also had regular meetings with my line manager; we used this time to keep each other up to date on longer term projects and we would also focus on my personal development. My line manager would often give me constructive criticism to help boost my development throughout the course of the placement.
The workload was sometimes overwhelming for me, but I used it as an opportunity to develop my time management skills and become more efficient.

6/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility from day one of my placement.
My job consisted of the below important regular roles:
• Asset management; liaising with international team for localisation of marketing assets
• Events management; organising and running of large games events - Management of hardware and of all staff presenting Warner Brothers' Games.
• Stock management; managing game orders and distribution
• Assisting of wider teams; managing requests from Games Marketing, Trade Marketing and Creative Services
• Art approvals; working with product managers and creative services to approve game product artwork sent through from retailers
• PR; Assisting the Games PR team with media alerts, stock requirements and events management
As I became more competent with my more regular roles, I was given further responsibility by my team. I was constantly challenged which helped further my development.

9/10

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

I developed in numerous ways during my time with Warner. I feel that the year in industry has completely changed my work ethic and my approach towards managing tasks. In particular, I feel that my development in time management and communication skills will help me with my final year studies; I will be able to utilise these skills when managing multiple deadlines and when working within groups.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was warmly welcomed when I started; everyone was very friendly. There was great family culture within the office; everyone knows everyone and they did their best to get to know me. With our floor being concentrated in marketing and sales, there was a sense of fun and an upbeat atmosphere every day.

8/10

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

In terms of work, there was no solid structure. It was very organic in the way it unfolded. I was an active member of the team as soon as I started, and so, organisation of my work placement was not needed. I was always kept busy with challenging and meaningful work.
We also had training managed by the developmental teams in HR. These ran throughout the course of the placement and were very well organised. They addressed different areas of working life and how to improve within them.

9/10

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

As mentioned previously, the company had arranged for developmental training sessions throughout the year. These were fantastic opportunities to engage with experts in different fields who were eager to pass on useful knowledge. Personality tests, self presentation in the work place, CV writing and meeting leaders within WB are some examples of the content I engaged with throughout the placement.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

Many interns have come back to work with Warner. You often meet more senior members of staff who mention they were an intern too. Currently there is no graduate scheme in place with Warner. You have plenty of opportunity to make connections within the business. The more connections you have, the better. HR are also very eager to hear from you as soon as you graduate; they appreciate the value behind the fact that you have already worked a year for the company. If I wanted to approach Warner to further my career with them, I feel I would have every advantage.

7/10

Social

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

There was a very vibrant social scene amongst the interns. From even before we started, we were placed into a Facebook Page in order to get to know one another. There were many social nights throughout the placement which were either arranged by the company or amongst the interns. There is plent of opportunity to get to know one another and make a very good friends.

9/10

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

London is a very expensive area to live. You will have to do a lot of shopping around to get a good deal on rent. Fortunately I could travel in from home, but travel expenses are often not cheap either. Socialising can also be very expensive dependent on the venues you choose to go to. There often good deals on at certain bars and you can scout around for student nights; these are good ways to have a great time whilst conserving money.

4/10

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

Nightlife is vibrant and very varied. You have a very large selection of bars and clubs offering different kinds of music and atmospheres. There is something for everyone whether you're into mainstream music or alternate. There were also plenty of nights out that occurred after Warner Brothers events. You will never be short of opportunities to go and experience something different.

8/10

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

Warner do offer volunteer activities for you to participate in. There are also sporting events that you can take on as teams. You are often encouraged by Warner's charitable organisation to take on tasks where you can raise money for charity. During my placement, the interns working in the Games division (me included) decided to compete in the Tough Mudder. It was a great thing to experience and we raised money for charity as a result.

8/10