Rating

3.9/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    3.5
  • Your Impressions
    3.0

Role Description

Giving active support to the sourcing professionals through extensive SAP use, completion of project related tasks and communicating with employees and suppliers. Providing analytical assistance to international management through methods including spend and savings breakdown, tracking cost centre expenditure, budgetary control and report creation.

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I complete weekly refreshes that track the spend and savings of projects across Disney, I also produce reports that get handed to the finance analyst to analyse. I work the majority of the time on Excel, but also on programmes like SAP and Ariba. I reach out to the further team very frequently regarding errors on projects or asking for updates so I can track the progression on Excel.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My Excel skills have increased greatly as I wasn't very used to using it before, I have learnt to develop new formulas for existing reports. My communication skills have also benefitted as I keep in contact with a team of around 20 people and ensure I'm available to answer any questions. Finally, my organisation skills have developed as I have multiple responsibilities that I need to prioritise.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • 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 given gradually increasing responsibility during my placement, my Manager ensured that I was given tasks that I could learn from like finance analysis. I have fairly repetitive day to day responsibilities so I remain quite busy but if I wasn't, I could probably make more of an effort to ask for more responsibilities.


  • 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?
  • Despite being virtual this year, I recieved a lot of support from my inner team and any time I needed help/support I could reach out via Skype and get an immediate answer. My line manager was also very good at giving guidance and made sure that he advised me, if I sent an email for example, where I could improve.


  • 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?
  • As I was working from home, I'm sure it was very different to previous years. The interns had a group chat where some things would be organised but not many so I don't think I had a 'typical' experience at Disney.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship - my team were all friendly and were available if I needed. Again, I was at home so I didn't have the same relationship with them as previous interns would have but the experience was as good as it could have been given the circumstances.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at The Walt Disney Company
  • 2/5

  • 7. Would you recommend The Walt Disney Company to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to The Walt Disney Company
  • To make the most of the large scope of the business- if there are multiple areas you are interested in, reach out to other teams and see if they would be interested in you shadowing them for a day. Ensure you do some practice Excel tests as if I didn't, I doubt I would have progressed past the assessment day!


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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Banking/Finance

7th May 2021


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