Integrated Retail Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
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The Culture

The Role

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

Loved it - you learn so much throughout the year and get so much exposure into the industry
5 /5

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

Definitely felt part of the team and trusted to complete big tasks and valuable work.
5 /5

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

My managers always had time to sit down and explain anything I didn't understand and were happy to help in getting me experience and exposure to different parts of the business I wanted to see.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

5 /5

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

Definitely a lot more than I ever expected
5 /5

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

Made me realise the importance of time management, prioritisation, deadlines, aesthetics of work, insider marketing knowledge and business/email etiquette.
3 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really chilled and friendly
5 /5

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

Very - because there is such a large community of interns, it's all on Disney to set up once you've got your role.
5 /5

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

A lot - my manager let me go to Disney University sessions, helped me monthly on my presentation skills (which were pretty poor when I started), sent me to internal learning sessions for different computer programmes and was always happy to have a chat about anything I didn't understand. Also helped me massively with my university project, checking my work, helping me get interviews for my dissertation etc.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Travel loan
4 /5

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

I would definitely apply for a job after graduation, however they do not have a grad scheme.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Yes definitely - Hammersmith has loads of bars and pubs and when there's 150 students, there's always something going on.
5 /5

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

A lot. London is not cheap to live in. Drinks are all above £5 and rent is around the £650 mark monthly.
1 /5

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

London is great. Something for everyone
5 /5

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

Yes, Disney take part in lots of charity events
4 /5