FMCG Product Development Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Food and Drink Food Science

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9.1/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Product developer for Food, health & beauty products

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

From the first day you are treated like part of the team, not a new intern. Each intern is given real projects like any other employee, working hand in hand with licensees to create Disney - packaged products! I have very much enjoyed the responsibility and tasks given to me

10/10

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

I feel extremely valued by my collegues, very welcominging, instantly felt part of the team and treated as such

10/10

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

I have been given constant support by the managers and other collegues, with everyone welcoming any questions or queries I may have. I am not watched or micromanaged, I have been given the opportunity to take responsibility of my own work but always have the guidance of the managers if needed

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have been extremely busy on a daily basis, with many meetings and calls to attend. With growing confidence I am given extra responsiblity, increasing workload

10/10

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

I am treated as any other permenant employee of the company, given real time projects and products to work on

10/10

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

My confidence in talking to any audience has grown, as well as my abiity to manage my time effectively. Other skills developed include; passion and knowledge for my subject, written abilities, concepts of professionalism, organisation/time managment, understanding of the programmes that Disney use

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Extremely fun and pleasant, everyone is always happy to chat and help with any problems

10/10

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

Very well organised - I was given a very informative handover document from the previous intern explaining how to use the main programmes - giving me extra tips and advice. The licensees of the previous intern were informed of the change and I was introduced to them and the staff in the office

9/10

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

The food PD manager gave me one - one training on the main programmes I would be using, booking out time in her diary to go over all my questions and queries

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

Very appealing - I would love to sercure a roll at the Disney company upon my graduation if there became one available

8/10

Social

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

Excellent social scene - best out of any company I have heard of. There are 250+ interns at the Walt Disney Company so socilaising comes naturally. On my floor alone there are 10 interns, which I have become really good friends with

10/10

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

The cost is expensive, this is expected though as it is in a prime London location

5/10

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

Good nightlife, lots of places to go to, short tube ride away from central London where clubs and bars are limitless

9/10

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

Yes, many oportunities. Due to the location there is an activity to suit everyone

9/10

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