Digital Operations Inter at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Business Analytics Information Technology

Connect with this company

8.2/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

5.8

The Role

Role Description

Uploading videos, ingesting games, assigning property codes. Working at the back end of the website and helping build movie pages and publishing games.

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

I loved my placement it is a such a wonderful company to work for. The culture is amazing and the people are so friendly everyone is willing to help in and outside of your department.

10/10

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

I felt very valued I did not feel like an intern I felt like an employee. I had real responsibilities and I was listened to by my colleagues in meetings and just in general.

10/10

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

I was 100% supported by my line manager she was always on hand when I needed her but gave me enough space to be independent. I also had a mentor who helped me with extra activities such as networking and my university work.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the beginning work was quite slow as I learnt everything but towards the middle I was extremely busy and had to delegate work to other colleagues. The work became more varied as I learnt different things.

8/10

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

I was given ALOT of responsibility so I had to be very careful and have great attention to detail. However I wasn't given more than I could handle so there wasn't too much pressure

9/10

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

The skills I have learnt at Disney will help me in my studies because it allows me to understand the context of what I am being taught and how it is used within an actual business

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very light hearted, very fun, everyone laughing, joking and having a good time. Everyone was professional but didn't take themselves too seriously. Sometimes people would just come to your desk to have a chat.

10/10

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

My role did change within my placement year but that could've happened anywhere. It was handled very well I had a one week handover with the previous intern where he taught me the basics and then my manager helped me with everything else. But I had a desk with a working computer I had most of my accounts set up in a week.

8/10

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

I did learn a lot of skills outside of my job. I learnt how to help out the other teams in my department and I did get extra training regarding certain tasks I had to perform so I could do them by myself and take ownership of the tasks/projects I was doing

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

I would 100% love to go back to Disney! In all honesty I really don't want to leave. But with the help of my mentor I networked across the building and have built up a lot of contacts so I can potentially go back to work there in the future even if it's not in the same department

10/10

Social

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

Well there are 200 interns in the building so it's hard to talk to everyone. But the fellow students I was specifically with in my department didn't go out much but before some of my colleagues left we would go out quite often.

5/10

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

Being in London everything is naturally expensive but I lived at home so I didn't have to pay for rent. Also we got discount in the Hammersmith area so socialising wasn't too expensive.

4/10

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

Be at one is amazing the cocktails were great. There are many pubs and bars in the area for social/leaving drinks and the transport links were good so it's easy to get to central London

7/10

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

There were lots of volunteering opportunities such as helping out at the Ronald McDonald House and fireworks at Bishops Park. There were also lots of different in house volunteering jobs that I did from time to time.

7/10

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