Business Development PD and Strike Force Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Consumer Products/FMCG Design Graphic Design

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7.9/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

My internship at The Walt Disney Company was thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend applying to anyone hoping to take a year out at university into industry. I feel the experience I have gained here will be invaluable for my future career and I cannot express highly enough what a pleasure it has been to work for such an exciting, diverse multi-national company.

9/10

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

My team here at The Walt Disney company are wonderful, welcoming, kind and knowledgeable. I feel not as if I am working with colleagues, but instead with friends.

9/10

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

I have always received excellent support from my manager when issues have arisen and I have had questions to ask. Her knowledge and guidance has been first class and I have no complaints, therefore can give nothing but 10/10.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Working between three business areas meant that it was incredibly rare I did not have any work to do and the large majority was highly enjoyable. We were in fact often very busy which was excellent for my time management skills.

9/10

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

I often met face to face with external contacts, was the creator of key presentables for large scale meetings and helped to organise key events for our particular LOB.

8/10

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

The communication and networking that achieved here at Disney will no doubt stand me in excellent stead for my future career and the design skills learned will certainly come in extremely useful for my final year of study at university.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was always positive and I really enjoyed working with an excellent group of fun personalities. I was always treated as an employee rather than an intern and I believe this helped me to integrate into the company with ease.

8/10

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

I received communications promptly and when expected and my role was well defined and organised. The HR department was always very helpful and communicative with internship related timings and formalities.

10/10

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

I was trained to use many of the companies' internal systems which stand me in good stead if I am to return in the future. The nature of my role meant that it was more suitable to learn on the job, which was not an issue.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Travel loan
5/10

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

I was not personally offered a job but would be very happy to return here in the future since the internship creates people who are much more employable for the company.

6/10

Social

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

Since the company has a lot of interns there were many others my age to socialise with and we often went out places in our time here.

9/10

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

London is an expensive place to live and therefore socialising was not always possible due to budget constraints. That said, the company pays its interns very fairly and I would not say it was too much of a financial struggle to live here otherwise.

4/10

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

The nightlife was very good and there were plenty of options in the area surrounding our place of work. Prices were expensive because it was London but this didn't dampen the atmosphere too much.

8/10

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

The company often stages events such as volunteering, triathlons and other sports events along with yoga etc. run by employees. We also were able to attend screenings of the companies' movie in advance on several occasions.

8/10

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