DisneyLife Research Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Top Employer
Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith
Review Date

Connect with this company

The Walt Disney Company is a Top Employer

3.5/5

The Role
3.8
The Company
3.8
The Culture
2.8

The Role

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

The company was amazing to work for, they treat employees very well and from time to time there were little Disney surprises such as character visits. The workload was quite demanding and there were some times when I found it a bit overwhelming however I have had a chance to get involved in many different tasks which has been a valuable learning experience.
4 /5

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

Everyone was really lovely and willing to offer help and support where needed. They would also approach me directly when they needed a relevant piece of research looking into so I felt like my contribution was valued.
5 /5

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

When I had time with my manager she was very helpful in teaching me good practises in areas such as presenting and very much pushed me to achieve my best. Unfortunately she was very busy and often not at her desk so it made asking for help quite difficult at times.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There didn't seem to be a particularly good balance in workload, some days I was very overwhelmed by the amount of work and others there was very little for me to do.
2 /5

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

I was given a high amount of responsibility throughout placement including coordinating research projects with agencies and helping to compile and present data to management and our other European teams.
4 /5

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

I have learned a huge amount about Excel which will be highly valuable for my degree and beyond. I have also developed better presenting skills and have learned to use a variety of office based software.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was very friendly and everyone was really approachable.
5 /5

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

The placement was well organised, there was a set procedure that was followed and I had regular meetings set up with my supervisor to discuss my progress and what to improve on going forward.
5 /5

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

The firm sent me to a variety of different software training courses as well as various internal and extenal research presentations to give me an idea of what is occuring in other areas of research.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

There isn't a graduate scheme at Disney so it depends on which roles are available at the time.
3 /5

The Culture

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

There were some intern only events that ran throughout the year such as a quiz and winter ball.
4 /5

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

Disney is based in London so the cost of food and drinks is very high.
1 /5

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

I commuted so I didn't really experience the nightlife.
3 /5

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

We had new film screenings after work and went out for drinks/meals on birthdays.
4 /5