Marketing Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammermsith
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3.5/5

The Role
4.6
The Company
2.9
The Culture
2.5

The Role

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

My placement year at the Walt Disney Co was Extremely rewarding, Pleasant and nothing short of a dream come true. I had the opportunity to work in multiple teams and under multiple managers all of whom were great mentors and leaders to look up to. I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity to work at the world’s most loved company and Would recommend everyone to apply for a placement at the Walt Disney company.
5 /5

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

4 /5

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

The company extend very strong support to its employees. The managers and leadership team is well equipped with knowledge and experience for students to learn and expand their horizons by working in a global arena and having a great placement year. In addition to guidance from managers there are various groups within Disney that make you feel belonged and a part of the family. Such as pride, women at Disney, the music group, etc. .
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was extremely busy with high level of responsibility. Every day was different and every day give me an opportunity to learn something and become better at things that I may not have known about before. Because the company brings happiness and warmth to all its fans It is constantly working towards making Its audiences happy by storytelling and bringing unique and exciting experiences to life. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Disney IP Products and services and being busy!
5 /5

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

4 /5

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

5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere at the walt Disney company offices is very pleasant enthusiastic and motivating. Everyone works very hard and they also enjoy their work. The teams that we work with are extremely friendly and we all work in collaboration rather than in competition. The office is situated in a very lively area with some award-winning restaurants and cafes nearby and being located right above the Hammersmith Broadway the train station is just a minute away!
3 /5

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

My placement here at the Walt Disney Co was extremely organised and well executed by the HR. The company having hired interns for many years now is extremely experienced in setting up a challenging and fruitful placement year for their interns. As the company is so vast with multiple lines of businesses every year over a 100 interns join and are made to feel like they’ve always been part of the family and always will be.
5 /5

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

The Walt Disney company offers some excellent learning and development opportunities. This is not only online but also in person and these opportunities are extended to all employees including interns. Every quarter learning learning and development calendar is released which gives a chance to everyone to be able to improve and become proficient in key transferable skills and implement them and manage work and Life balance. We also get chances to listen to our leadership team having some invigorating discussions.
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
3 /5

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

To be able to get a chance to work at the Walt Disney Co again would be a dream come true once again. The company is just excellent To work for with some extremely qualified and inspirational colleagues. I am not only grateful to have had this opportunity but I am keen to have the chance to go back to the place that creates happiness. The company also extends The opportunities to work at Disney stores and parks :))
3 /5

The Culture

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

The social scene amongst fellow students and colleagues is very pleasant and happening. As every year they hire over 100 interns There is a large group of students who get to know each other at a professional and personal level and enjoy their placement year by going out to Some excellent places close to the office. With the train station being nearby and a train to central London only 20 minutes away the social aspect is amazing!
3 /5

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

The cost of living in London is generally very high compare to any other place and the cost of living in Hammersmith is also considerably expensive. Living close to the office can eliminate the cost of commuting and having to take the train or bus every day however it can be a bit tight on the pocket. Although it may work out cheaper to live in zone three or four the commute can be time-consuming especially during peak hours.
3 /5

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

The Walt Disney Co offices in London are located in Hammersmith zone 2. Being extremely close to the train station the night life becomes very seamless and happening. The place in itself is very lively with many events going on in Hammersmith Apollo just across the road. You could also go next to the bridge for a nice meal. Since many interns get accommodations together it becomes a great experience to socialise and live the London life.
3 /5

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

Disney offers multiple opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. The corporate social responsibility team conduct various events and activities to contribute to the society in which you can volunteer and build on some key skills and play your part in giving back to the society. In addition there are various societies such as the music group the badminton group the triathlon team which you can join based on your interests or create a new society and get together with people with similar interests!
3 /5