Producer Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Europe
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Advertising Art Arts/Entertainment/Media English Journalism Languages Market Research Marketing

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3.5/10

The Role
5.2
Organisation
2.8

Socialising

2.0

The Role

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

The internship was great and I learned a lot of things during the year. I also got to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

5/10

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

I did not feel very valued by my colleagues unfortunately. They were busy most of the time which is understanding, but not very helpful when asking for help or advises. Felt very alone during the internship.

1/10

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

I were given support by the management in the beginning of the internship but unfortunately halfway though it it suddenly stopped. No guidance or support in terms of approval stages, or following up on the projects. I only for guidance when the deadline was up and project handed in, mostly telling me what I shouldn't have done, which could have been avoided given at an earlier stage.

1/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was extremely busy during the internship, which was both good and bad. It was good for me personally because it actually forced me to learn and feel like being in a real newsroom. But bad in terms that I was constantly over worked with projects and hours. Not great given I was on minimum wage doing the same job as my colleagues getting paid x3 more than me.

10/10

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

I was extremely busy during the internship, which was both good and bad. It was good for me personally because it actually forced me to learn and feel like being in a real newsroom. But bad in terms that I was constantly over worked with projects and hours. Not great given I was on minimum wage doing the same job as my colleagues getting paid x3 more than me.

10/10

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

I am done studying so will not benefit anything in that matter, but it did help me develop my own skills and make me believe in myself after being mostly in charge of my own projects all the time.

4/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was always very busy, almost to busy and difficult focusing at own work at times. Only good thing was that I could escape to Chiswick Park, which was a bit more relaxed.

1/10

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

Not very well. I waited three months just to receive the final/ formal acceptance letter from HR. And then the leave date was not clear either, leaving the department I worked for not aware when my actual last day was.

1/10

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

I feel like the company did not invest in me at all during that year. When starting the internship I was promised to be sent on different editing/ graphics courses to be more self efficient but it never happened. One of the last things they mentioned to me the day before I left as well, which was way too late.

1/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home
1/10

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

I would love to continue working for The Walt Disney Company, but don't have much good experience when my internship was close to the end unfortunately. Colleagues and managers were not helping in any way, and even if I managed to secure to interviews in different departments before leaving, I was not invited on for the second stages in any of them. Which is ironic because one of the positions was exactly the same as the internship, only Junior position of course. So I felt really bad for not being believed in by my own company to do a job I already was doing.

10/10

Social

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

No, not much of a social scene amongst my fellow placement colleagues.

1/10

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

Very expensive, which is why it was very depressing being paid minimum wage and still ending up working the same amount as colleagues being paid x3 more. And especially not getting any benefits when it came to travel cards.

1/10

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

I'm not much of a party person so would not be applicable to me. I focused on work during my internship, not the party scene.

5/10

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

No, nothing that was organised through work. But on a personal lever yes, plenty!

1/10

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