Media Finance Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
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3.3/5

The Role
3.7
The Company
3
The Culture
3.1

The Role

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

I enjoyed the majority of my placement, although there were times where it was boring. I was surrounded by friendly people who were always willing to help when I struggled and wanted to make sure I got the most out of my year's experience.
4 /5

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

In comparison to other interns I was not as relied upon by my team. However they always appreciated when I helped with tasks and was able to reduce their workload.
5 /5

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

I had regular meetings with my managers and occasionally with my director to review my workload and discuss how to develop.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Finance is a very varied role, during busy periods I was busy each day. However during certain weeks of the quarter I had very little to do unless I had a specific project to complete.
3 /5

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

I was responsible for most trackers within my team and the amount of tasks I was solely responsible for developed over the year.
4 /5

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

The general office environment experience will definitely help when I start full time work after university.
3 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly, although people work hard, during appropriate times people are social.
5 /5

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

There are many interns at Disney so they understand mainly what they are capable of. However there doesn't seem to be consistency in roles, some interns are busy all the time and others have nothing to do.
3 /5

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

There are Disney University course that you can choose but there is nothing specifically for interns like at other companies.
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
3 /5

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

As a graduate there doesn't seem to be many opportunities but in terms of long term career many interns seem to return once they have qualified.
3 /5

The Culture

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

There are over 200 interns so the social side is great! During summer hours teams often going for drinks after work too.
4 /5

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

It's London so very expensive
3 /5

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

There's lots of bars and pubs but not many clubs, it's only 15 minutes to central London though.
4 /5

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

There is a very good volunteering scheme that I got involved in, as well as activities such as Disney choir.
3 /5