Studios Finance Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith
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3.6/5

The Role
4.1
The Company
3.2
The Culture
3.5

The Role

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

Couldn't of asked to work for a better company
5 /5

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

Very Valued ... Especially during busy forecasting and close times
4 /5

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

My manager was always ready to answer my questiona
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Being a finance role if varied from day to day ... Sometimes I was extremely busy others I was quite. I guess this is expected.
4 /5

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

Definitely given a lot more responsibility than I initially thought but I didn't feel like it was too much.
5 /5

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

Can't see it assisting me in my degree but will certainly help me when going to work after.
3 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Always social events around and everyone is very friendly and ready to chat if you want to.
5 /5

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

Very straightforward no hassle system.
4 /5

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

I missed out on a handover but my manager was very good in training me. The company is also very good when it comes to training events and online help.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Travel loan
3 /5

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

Not very good as the company does not offer a grad scheme
1 /5

The Culture

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

Yes definitely as there are so many interns in the company that are always doing something socially. They also set up a facebook page for interns which was very handy as I arranged to live with my housemates from that page.
5 /5

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

Very expensive ... but I guess it's what you expect for London. It's definitely worth it for a year as you do just about manage on the Salary.
2 /5

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

Very good ... Going out in London is an experience. Hammersmith (where I was based) doesn't necessarily have a nightlife but does have a lot of nice pub with beer gardens.
4 /5

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

Yes ... there is always something to do in London
5 /5