Marvel & Disney.Pixar Licensing intern - boys toys at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking/Finance Business Analytics Business Management Manufacturing Market Research Marketing Sales

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6.8/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

Worked from a regional level across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) managing the licensing business. With brands such as Lego, Hasbro and Mattel.

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

I really enjoyed my placement. Disney is a really fun and friendly company to work for. My managers were amazing and i really couldn't have asked for better mentors.

8/10

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

I felt extremely values. I was always given good feedback, from managers, directors and even a VP were appropriate. Which really made the job more rewarding.

I was entrusted to carry out big projects and manage different areas of my teams jobs.

10/10

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

Amazing support from my manager. She was always there to answer questions and listen. I have weekly 1:1 meetings with both my managers to go through my work that week if i have any concerns or needed anything from them.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Relatively. I went through stages of being quieter, but that was mainly seasonal, eg. christmas and over the summer holiday period. But I had a good work load and I was given more challenging tasks as my confidence and ability in my role developed.

8/10

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

My responsibility grew slowly in the beginning. But i ended my placement with managing a small TV franchise. Organising summits for 50+ people and so on. I really felt like a valued member of the team rather than just an intern.

8/10

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

To an enourmous extent. It will help me in my studies as i will be able to relate it back to my time in a global organisation. It will also help me with time management and confidence in my ability. And give me a USP when going out to get a graduate role.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fun, hard working, friendly, trusting, calm.

8/10

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

Amazingly well. it such a large company so you would expect it.

9/10

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

in terms of time, hugely. Finically, very little, there were no courses or anything that interns could do. I did manage to get on to some talks during their education weeks though.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Travel loan
5/10

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

I would go back and work there. However, moral can be quite low at times due to extensive budget cuts. - They do not have a graduate scheme.

4/10

Social

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

It was average. More boys on my floor and the girls were bitchy.

4/10

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

I lived at home as my family lived in London. my cost was very low.

5/10

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

Good pubs and bars around. and easy to get the tube to different places in london

8/10

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

The boys had a football team. Other than that i didn't hear of much. Maybe on other floors

5/10

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