Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.5

Role Description

Working as part of the finance team for licensed products - helping to forecast and analyse Disney's position in the licensed product market and keep a track of licensee performance.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Absolutely loved it - the company is great to work for, very welcoming teams and great atmosphere amongst interns. Only negative was sometimes there wasn't enough work for me to do in the team.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Interns are definitely an integrated part of teams and its easy to build relationships with senior managers/directors

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very supportive atmosphere from my team and line manager, had weekly catchups to discuss any issues and my progress from the year. Only negative is that other interns didn't necessarily have the same support network that I had so it varies a little across the company.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There were times where I had a few projects on the go at the same time and I was constantly busy which I found good - but there were also times where I had nothing to do and found myself getting bored and distracted.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I led a few projects individually which was great - but not very often.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Invaluable experience of working in a team/professional environment. Have been able to secure a graduate role with talking about the experience that I had.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Always a friendly and happening atmosphere - I was lucky there were around 20 interns on my floor so always someone to catch or talk to.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Only downside was the sometimes lack of work and during Covid the IT systems weren't ideal however I'm sure this has improved. Additionally, lack of work issued laptops was an issue when working from home.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I attended many courses throughout the year: mental health first training, first aid training, courses on leadership skills, working in a team effectively, own personal development etc as well as online training - I completed a finance qualification through the Harvard Manage Mentor scheme.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I may choose to return in a few years, however the lack of a graduate scheme and help towards studying chartered finance qualification has put me off returning straight from university.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Probably one of the best parts of the job was the intern community. Always a trip to the pub/food and always someone to go to lunch with.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Hammersmith is an expensive area to get drinks/live but everywhere in London is. A lot of interns chose to do house shares to split the cost of living but still expect approx. £600-800 a month rent

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • A couple of good bars and pubs but we mainly went to clubs more central for a night out

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of volunteering opportunities throughout the year through VoluntEARS scheme.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

16th November 2020


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