Footwear and Accessories Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
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3.6/5

The Role
3.8
The Company
3.7
The Culture
3.4

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at The Walt Disney Company! The work culture within the office is brilliant and the network you are able to build throughout the year is incredible. There is a strong intern community and intern networking events which give you the opportunity to make friends and connections outside of your own team which I found really beneficial.
5 /5

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

I always felt really valued by my colleagues and made to feel welcomed. In our first weeks myself and the other interns were asked to create a presentation about ourselves and present this to the wider team and I feel this really helped us to settle in and give the team things to talk to us about.
4 /5

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

My manager and director were both really supportive during my time at Disney. They both wanted me to learn as much as possible throughout my year, however I feel working from home for the ending of my internship limited how much they could guide and support me in my last few months.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Every day was different working at Disney. I was always busy and had something to do, however some days would be busier than others. I would sometime have multiple deadlines on one day but other days would have no work due so this really helped to develop my prioritising skills.
3 /5

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

I was given a fare amount of responsibility. I was often set tasks by my manager and director and would be left to work on this on my own and take my own lead on the task and then present back to them for feedback.
5 /5

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

I feel that the skills I've developed over my placement year will really help me in the future especially when looking for graduate jobs. I now have specific commercial examples to refer to when telling potential employers about my skill set and think this is important to stand out from others.
3 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere of the office was as you would expect from Disney, fun and welcoming. There were regularly fun events happening in the office such as visits from characters and screenings of new movies in the cinema.
5 /5

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

I feel the work placement was really well organised and this is because of how many interns there are working there and for how long Disney have taken on interns. The only thing I would suggest is making it more clear what Right To Work documents you need to bring with you on the first day.
5 /5

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

I feel that the company really wanted you to learn whilst on placement. I was sent for external training on Keynote presentations which I found extremely useful and am using now during my final year of university and for grad job applications.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
3 /5

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

I would go back and work for Disney however I don't believe that the team I worked in offers entry level jobs at the moment so would need to gain experience elsewhere before applying for a role.
3 /5

The Culture

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

There was a really good social scene amongst all of the interns. When we had summer finishes on a Friday many of the interns would all go to the same bar for afterwork drinks where we had the chance to mix with those we didn't necessarily work with.
5 /5

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

I didn't live in Hammersmith where the Disney office is I lived in Clapham which I feel was an average price for London although do know that Hammersmith can be cheaper to live in. Hammersmith was pretty average London prices for socialising.
4 /5

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

The nightlife was alright for after work drinks during the week and there were a few different pubs and bars to visit however they do become quite repetitive. By the end of the year myself and my friends had started travelling into Central for after work drinks.
3 /5

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

There were a few opportunities but there wasn't a lot. I did sign up for a Women @ Disney 5K Run for charity however this was cancelled due to working from home.
3 /5