Finance Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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

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5.5/10

The Role
5.2
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

Responsible for monthly and quarterly financial management reports.

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

I did enjoy my placement year. The work was very technical so it took a while to fully understand the business. The company brand is fantastic and it will look very impressive on your CV, however the lack of graduate scheme reflects the level of support you will receive at times. I felt how much you enjoy your year can very much depend on the team/department you are assigned too.

7/10

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

Some employees are prior interns so they are very supportive. However you do seem to get the impression from some employees that you are "just an intern" and not capable of anything. I was never asked to make any cups of tea or anything though!

5/10

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

My manager hardly spoke to me and was always very busy. In his fairness however, he would always make time for me if i did ask for some support.

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work was seasonal so it depended on the time of year. In quiet periods I would often have to look for work to do.

3/10

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

My manager would occasionally come to me with tasks, but i felt he could of done this more often. I was never given typical intern jobs like making tea etc.. I did have proper responsibilities.

5/10

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

I think the company name on my CV and some of the processes I have experienced will help. However, it's frustrating that in such a technical business you can spend 6 months learning the job, 6 months working, and then you have to leave. There is also no graduate scheme..

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Pretty quiet. There is a good intern community though.

5/10

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

There is a large amount of interns at the company so the processes were very well organised.

10/10

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

There were very little training sessions, however there were opportunities to have mock interviews etc.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Travel loan
5/10

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

As i was a finance intern and I would only consider rejoining the organisation again once I was qualified.

5/10

Social

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

Yes - but this can depend on your floor. There is a facebook page set up to meet other interns.

8/10

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

Typical london prices, but the office is in Hammersmith so less glamorous.

5/10

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

Pretty poor. A few bars, but mostly pubs.

5/10

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

There is a triathlon team and a LGBT, but not much more.

3/10

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