Regional Licensing Sales 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
Arts/Entertainment/Media

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7.9/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

I had an amazing time at Disney this year and I would recommend it to everyone. You get to meet amazing talented people and work for the biggest entertainment company in the world. I also personally am a big Marvel and Star Wars fan so getting to work on these brands everyday meant there was never a dull day.

9/10

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

There are many interns working at Disney every year and most people really value your input and hard work. In my team especially we got on very well and they told me frequently how much they appreciated my input into the team. Some people may treat interns slightly differently but not many.

9/10

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

Disney is such a large company that I am sure this differs greatly depending on what department you work in but from my experience I have learnt a lot from my managers. They were always helpful and approachable. I also was lucky to work closely with my manager but also the director of our team who was always willing to provide guidance.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In my role, work flow peaked and dipped quite frequently. Sometimes it was quiet and I had to make sure that I kept myself busy with tasks I knew would be important in the future. Other times it was incredibly busy and I was working non-stop. It was never too much though and always enjoyable.

8/10

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

Disney do give you a lot of responsibility as you're a key part of your team and the overall workforce. I had certain parts of my role that I was in charge of for the whole team so that gave me added responsibility of bring in charge of key aspects of our team.

8/10

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

I learnt many skills for my future career as just working in a big corporate company like Disney teaches you so much about how to act and behave in a corporate world. Also working 8.30 -6.00 everyday and getting up at 6am teaches you a lot of self-discipline and should help at uni as well.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

My department (DCP) was a incredibly fun place to work and every member of our floor was positive and welcoming. Sometimes work was stressful and the office was quiet but on the whole there were always moments of comic relief when needed!

9/10

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

Overall it was well organised and HR provide you with an upfront about Disney and provide the usual Health and Saftey training. Once you are in your team though it really depends on how they organise your time. But, people were always on hand to help if you had a question regarding your internship.

8/10

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

There was not many official training sessions from Disney for interns regarding training skills but within the company there are many opportunities to develop. There are different training sessions and talks you can attend as an intern which give interesting insights. Disney do an interesting welcome talk though where they teach you more about the company and its different departments.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Travel loan
7/10

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

Disney sadly do not do a graduate scheme so it can be hard to get a job back at the company. But, if you make a good impression in your role you can impress the right people and they will work hard to get you back in the team ASAP.

7/10

Social

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

Disney allow their employees to leave at 3 on Friday during the summer months which allows all thr interns to go out for drinks which we did frequently. Some interns also organised a Xmas ball. There is no company-wide social events but in your team they will organise Christmas drinks and occasionally events if you're lucky.

8/10

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

I didn't live in London as I commuted from home but when I did go out it was obviously very expensive but that is to be expected in London. I know people who rented near the office and although that is incredibly convenient it can be very expensive but once again that is the same as anywhere in London!

5/10

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

Nightlife in London can obviously be very good as there are so many bars and clubs everywhere.

8/10

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

Disney allow their employees to participate in it's 'Voluntears' scheme which give you many opportunities to help out local communities with other team members. Within Disney there are also 5-a-side leagues and other activites you can get involved in. If you want to get reslly involved there will be plenty of oppertunites.

8/10

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