Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    4.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Overall, I really enjoyed my internship, I have not only gained skills that I will value for life, but also great friends and memories.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I worked with a very welcoming and friendly bunch of people. I felt like they treated my like a valued part of the team. I felt valued by them in the workplace and I was praised for tasks that I complete for them. I was also valued by them socially and was invited to all social events that they held.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I generally felt supported by my manager. If I ever didn't understand something then I felt comfortable asking them for help or clarification. I received two appraisals for the year which was required by my university

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It depended on the day. Usually I had ongoing projects that weren't time sensitive. Sometimes I was very busy and had to organised a way that I was going to get everything done in time. Other times I would have much less to do. I think this was also down to the nature of my role. However, I would have preferred a more structured routine.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given accountability over quite a few tasks.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I am so glad that I now have this office experience. I have not only learnt so many hard skills e,g, various systems and processes, but also so many communication skills which I know will be so useful in the future. Although my role does not directly relate to degree, it has definitely made me view things from different perspective. I think that it gives you life skills that are a great start for the rest of your career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The culture at Disney is very warm and friendly. I felt welcomed by everyone. It was a sociable environment as well. It seems that my department have a great balance between social and work.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement way well organised. I had a great induction week which gradually introduced me to the systems I would be using.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I feel as though I was a useful asset to the team.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would see if there were any opportunities when I graduate. I enjoyed the culture at Disney.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was a good social scene. The other intern and I would go out with the employees around London. We would look forward to Thursdays/ Fridays for our organised events. I would say that it would be a good idea to have more organised intern events throughout the year. I know that there are 200+ interns, but it would be a good idea to mingle with other interns in different departments! Maybe this could be done through the intern Facebook page??

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living is expensive, but out of the company's control. Personally, I would rather organise to live somewhere more expensive (within reason) that was closer to the office than live miles away. You get to experience London properly in that way in terms of social life as well.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife in Hammersmith is good in terms of bars and pubs. In the summer its great because you can go down to the pubs near the river. Hammersmith really isn't far from central London so that is also an option.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were things like Disney Choir, and charity events but to be honest I didn't really research these things myself.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Recruitment

29th June 2017


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