Audit Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
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4.5/5

The Role
4.9
The Company
4.7
The Culture
3.5

Role Description

Reporting to the Audit Analyst. The role supports the coordination, with various other Regional departments and Local Offices throughout the European Region, and preparation work of licensing audits.

The Role

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

The environment of working here. Everyday going to work is like a pleasure. Always being surrounded by a magical world with full of creativity across the whole building.
5 /5

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

- They valued my work by working on it & appreciate my feedback on any issue related to the audit - If there is any mistake, they are happy to notify and explain to me what I have done incorrectly & how I can improve in the future
5 /5

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

- The manager helps me to set up goals toward my placement at beginning of the period - Every Monday we have a session called 'Weekly catch up' in order to update all the work that I do with my manager & seek for help if needed.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a period basis. Normally the work is not too heavy (due to the fact that I'm just an intern) However, sometimes we audit quite big licensees then they required to do a little bit extra work to ensure we have everything for the audit.
5 /5

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

I responsible for preparing audit packs & raising any important issues with that audit, in which the auditor needs to investigate at that matter, potentially a finding for Disney.
5 /5

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

My skill of communication has improved a lot as I have to deal with different licensees and contacting different departments in Disney to gather all the information needed for the preparation for the audit. The amount of knowledge that I've gained during my time at Disney will surely assist my understanding of the subjects I learn when I come back to university as I have practical experiences to apply to my theorist studies.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Always friendly. Lots of fun. Going to work is a pleasure.
5 /5

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

Everything is planned well ahead. I know exactly what to do and I never had any issues with this.
5 /5

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

Both
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
4 /5

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

There are lots of interns who came back to work for Disney.
5 /5

The Culture

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

Yes
5 /5

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

Quite pricey. As this area is one of the most liveable areas in London.
3 /5

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

Some bars & pubs in riverside (~15 mins walk). Otherwise, its really safe here.
3 /5

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

We often do the Team Activity together about once every 3/4 months
4 /5