Production and Operations Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
W12 8LQ Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Arts/Entertainment/Media Retail

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8.0/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

8.2

The Role

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

I have really enjoyed my internship at Disney. It's a really fun place to work, I've worked on some really cool projects and I've developed a lot in myself and my skills. Every day has a different set of challenges, which is refreshing and exciting. I've had a lot of responsibility too; a lot more than I had expected to get from my internship.

9/10

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

My colleagues have been really great. I don't feel like an intern at all. I can have my say in meetings and in business decisions, so I feel extremely valued. As a result, I've developed some really strong networks and friendships with the people I work with. I'd like to keep in touch with the people I work with.

10/10

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

My manager has been really supportive. She's always pushing me to be better and get involved in new and exciting projects. I also have a mentor in my department, who I meet with to discuss new opportunities I can get involved in, within my own and in other departments.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My workload isn't consistent. Sometimes, I have lots to do and feel overstretched and a little stressed. Sometimes, I have nothing to do and almost feel like I'm twiddling my thumbs. As the internship has progressed, I have gained more responsibility and my workload has grown alongside this.

7/10

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

I have been given a lot of responsibility. I have been in charge of many projects, working with many large franchises and characters, which is really exciting and cool. I didn't expect to have as much responsibility as I do. I feel very lucky!

10/10

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

The skills I have learned and developed in my internship have been useful, but aren't very helpful in assisting my degree studies. I study Computer Science and did this internship thinking that I would be coding and using my technical experience, but I haven't done any coding all year. I wish there were opportunities for me to use my technical skills. That said, I have enjoyed my job and have explored and developed new skills that I had not considered before, and I am now considering a career in fields that use these skills.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office is great. Everyone gets on really well and there's always a high level of morale in my team. There's always events and things going on, whether they're departmental activities or office-wide activities. All of these things make you feel proud to work for this company, as you enjoy your job.

8/10

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

The internship was very well organised from interview to the first day. Having a Facebook group for all the interns has stood out to me and was really useful in sorting out things like accommodation. It is really useful as well for networking and meeting other interns.

9/10

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

I believe the company has invested a lot of time in me. I have learned a lot from my colleagues and the company through training sessions, training videos and workshops.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
8/10

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

I would consider a future career within Disney in the future because I have felt well looked after, have enjoyed my job and the perks of the job. However, I would like to experience some other organisations because I've noticed that career progression isn't very easy at Disney and because I've had a lot of responsibility as an intern, I see career progression as an important factor in choosing my future career.

5/10

Social

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

The social scene is very good. You're mixed with colleagues and other fellow students, so you can develop your friendships with both full-time staff and students. I go to lunch with the interns on my floor and we meet up outside of work to go to the pub and for day trips.

10/10

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

Living in London is very expensive, especially rent. It seems unfair that things must cost that much, but they do. However, with the salary from Disney, I am able to live comfortably with enough money to buy food and do fun things.

5/10

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

I've had some good night outs in London.

10/10

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

I was able to continue two of my hobbies while working at Disney. I found a local trampolining club and I joined a university of london society.

8/10

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