CMC 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
Legal/Law

Connect with this company

7.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

My role was varied. I had to run reports, and draft legal documents (such as artwork release letters and non disclosure agreements)

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

Would definitely recommend Disney for those who wish to develop their personal skills. Disney helped me with my shyness which was my main flaw. Also great opportunities to network around the company and talk with a range of nationalities day to day. Would recommend those who want to increase their network.

8/10

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

My team always made me feel included by inviting me to lunches, and meals to trusting me with more complex tasks which helped me develop my skills. Also everyone in the team was very approachable so you could always talk to someone about anything. CMC was one great big family.

10/10

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

In my team I was allowed a one to one session on a biweekly basis with my manager. I felt this was good as it gave me an opportunity to speak to my manager in private if I wanted more work or if I was struggling with a particular task.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This would depend on where our department was in a quarter. Some days were quiet, and some days were very busy, and this was hard to predict. However, after speaking with my manager or fellow team members they were always able to find me something to do or provide further training.

6/10

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

I was in charge of the management of a legal document. This gave me a vast amount of responsibility as it was my job to draft and get the license to sign, which was very important to other teams when providing sales pitches. Disney gave me a good amount of responsibility.

8/10

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

When I started at Disney I was very shy. Disney helped me become a more confident person which will benefit me greatly in the future. However, I wish I had more opportunity to develop some more academic skills. However, my team did provide workshops to help with this.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

My team literally felt like one big family without trying to be too cheesy. We always supported one another and ensured we all succeeded. No one was left behind. I feel I was able to fit in well with the team and they will make you feel included.

9/10

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

Although the structure within each sub team is good, I feel this could be further improved to ensure all the different teams have a similar format and timer structure to help all departments work together and have one set deadline among all the teams, but this is only minor.

6/10

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

I feel Disney gave me a good amount of responsibility even though they didn’t have to take the risk on us. This has helped me develop my skills, and ensured I have a greater degree of confidence in my own abilities for the rest of my career.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
6/10

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

Working for this company has given me a vast amount of contacts which will help me should I apply for a job within the company for a variety of departments and not just the one I worked in. There are many employees at Disney who are returning placement students.

9/10

Social

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

Due to the vast amount of interns in the company (aprox. 200) there is a good social scene among interns. Disney sets up a Facebook page which is great when looking for acomadation, and last year all interns worked together to host an intern ball.

9/10

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

Unfortunately, Disney is in London which does mean London prices. However, flat sharing with interns can definitely help this cost and allowed me to have money spare each month for theatre trips, shopping and holidays. Especially as being a Disney employee gets you a good amount of discounts.

4/10

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

There were a lot of bars in Hammersmith that we often went to for work socials. However, a lot of London’s nightlife is more central or in Shoreditch which is about 20-40 minutes away on the tube. However, there are many novelty locations which I would recommend.

7/10

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

Disney has many opportunities to participate in. They have a triathlon team, taking place in pride parade, and a volunteering programme which you can take part in both during and after work. Last year we worked with together for short lives and it felt great to be a part of that project.

8/10

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