Retail Operations Intern at WarnerMedia

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Purchasing and Supply Logistics and Operations

Connect with this company

4.4/5

Skills
4.8
Responsibilities
4
Support & Guidance
5
Culture
4.3
Your Impressions
3.7

Role Description

Working as part of the UK Operations team to ensure the smooth running of the Warner Bros UK supply chain for Home Entertainment items such as DVD's and Games. This involves working alongside all components of the supply chain to ensure stock levels meet demand.

Overview

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.

On a day-to-day basis I am supporting the WB UK supply chain primarily through reporting and analysis, whether this be documenting our weekly shipment figures or identifying products where demand is beating current supply. I am responsible for raising Purchase Orders as well as managing WB stock across huge retail sites such as Amazon. Recent projects have included improving the cost efficiency of packaging for our larger boxsets, which helped save significant production costs.

Skills

2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?

My skill set has been broadened in areas such as communication, something you have to be doing constantly when working in a supply chain, as well as time management through the use of daily planners. I feel more confident when working with a team due to the team-oriented nature of supply chain. I have really seen an improvement in my analysis skills which has come through using large data sets on a daily basis.

How would you rate the training provided during your experience?

5 /5

How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?

5 /5

How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?

4 /5

Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development

5 /5

Responsibilities

3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?

I was immediately given a good amount of responsibility at Warner Bros, which I feel allowed me to progress throughout my placement. I have taken on a range of individual projects, the outcomes of which have been taken on board by more senior colleagues, giving me a sense of importance within the business. I've been trusted with the re-design of critical business reports, as well making calls on factors like order quantities.

Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was

4 /5

Support & Guidance

4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?

I was given constant support throughout my time at WB, even though I was unfortunately working from home, I never once felt isolated from my team. We have frequent team calls to discuss our workdays as well as one-to-one calls with my supervisors to check on wellbeing. Everyone at WB is highly approachable and always happy to help when you are having trouble with one of your tasks.

How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?

5 /5

How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?

5 /5

Culture

5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?

Warner Bros has an extremely social culture. Unfortunately I was working from home so didn't quite get to experience the full nature of this but there is regular virtual events across all aspects of the business to encourage integration between teams. The company has regular award days and exciting guest speakers. I'm also very jealous of those who will get to experience the WB offices after I'm gone.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

4 /5

How would you rate the social opportunities?

4 /5

How would you rate the diversity initiatives?

4 /5

How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?

5 /5

Your Impressions

6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?

I'm thoroughly enjoying my placement here at Warner Bros. I'm always working on different tasks/projects so the role never feels repetitive and the media industry is a very exciting industry to work in. I would definitely want to go back to Warner Bros after my placement finishes.

Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship

5 /5

Please rate how your experience met your expectations

3 /5

Please rate the future employment prospects at WarnerMedia

3 /5

7. Would you recommend WarnerMedia to a friend?

Yes

8. What advice would you give to others applying to WarnerMedia

A love for the film & entertainment is definitely a good starting point for applying. Warner tend to look for applicants who show a real interest in their industry. During the interview process, I found there is quite a big focus on your people skills rather than just academic achievements so try and show your personality as much as possible.