Digital Operations Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
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4.8/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
5
The Culture
4.4

The Role

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

I completed a 12 month work placement at The Walt Disney Company ltd, and I would do it all over again if I could! I had a really enjoyable time, got to create new memories and experiences, attended plenty of networking events, volunteered in charity events, made valuable friends and acquaintanceships. I enjoyed my placement as I got to learn plenty of new things and found myself developing significantly over the period of my placement.
5 /5

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

I was lucky to be surrounded by amazing people at the office. I worked with many teams to bring together a valuable, final result. All team members were friendly, polite and communicative, allowing a comfortable 'work colleagues' environment to be created. My colleagues were also appreciative of my work & contribution, and always gave credit where it was due. I felt quite valued by my coworkers, who were always open to my thoughts and ideas.
5 /5

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

I was lucky to receive continuous support and guidance from my manager and team. I was encouraged to work on my career and personal development, without any limits in the latter. There were plenty of personal as well as career development courses available on-site, and I was encouraged by my manager to attend as many as I could. I found this support from my managers invigorating and I was glad to be able to attend these courses.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The workflow at The Walt Disney company was always changing, seeing that we were in a quite dynamic environment. I was usually pretty busy with daily tasks (ranging from everyday to once a week) and peer review requests from my coworkers. There were days which were more relaxed, while other days were challenging with the amount of workload received. However, nothing was too challenging thanks to the help and support from my fellow team members and colleagues.
5 /5

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

I was quite surprised by how much responsibility was given to an intern, especially as soon as I joined. I was responsible for updating Disney's homepage for EMEA (for movie releases and trailers, updating show schedules, terms and conditions and much more), consisting of over 20 countries. I was also responsible for updating apps and uploading critical, digital content. I was also responsible for creating pages, reviewing documentation by my fellow peers and trouble shooting.
5 /5

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

While working at The Walt Disney Company for a year, I recognized a lot of transferable skills development within myself, for both personal and career. Thanks to the continuous feedback and training I have received, I'm confident the skills I have gained will be invaluable for my future career. Thanks to my organizational, interpersonal and prioritization skills expanded during my time at The Walt Disney Company, I am able to do better for my degree.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

5 /5

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

5 /5

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

The company invested very well in my personal and career training and development. There were daily programs and courses offered, and the placement students as well as other employees were greatly encouraged to attend. All courses were free, extremely professional and very well laid out. Some courses lasted for half an hour while some were full day courses, some even went on for a few days s. The amount of knowledge received was exceptional !
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
5 /5

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

5 /5

The Culture

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

There was a pretty good social scene amongst the placement students, we were encouraged to get to know each other well in the beginning and were presented with plenty of opportunities to do so. Due to that, we were able to form close relationships and enjoy each others company during work and other social events. The interns were pretty friendly and we would normally have lunch together and support each others work if needed .
5 /5

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

The cost of living and socialising was slightly expensive, which can be expected when you're working close to central London. However, Disney's pay is quite ample for an intern and it was enough to cover most of the costs, including rent, bills, transport, food costs etc. The Walt Disney Company was also generous enough to sponsor many socialising events where costs were covered, allowing us to enjoy the event and get to know each other better
5 /5

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

3 /5

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

5 /5

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