Product Development Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith
Review Date
Roles
Advertising Consumer Products/FMCG Design Food and Drink

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4.2/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
4
The Culture
3.5

The Role

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

Working at The Walt Disney Company was the best year of my University degree, I enjoyed my time at the company greatly.
5 /5

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

I felt very valued by all my colleagues and worked with a great team.
5 /5

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

I was given a great deal of support by my manager and also the rest of the team were able to support me when needed.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My daily tasks varied from very busy, to more relaxed. This was great as no day was the same. When my day was quiet it was great because it meant I could attend film screenings, training events or other events being held by the company.
5 /5

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

By the end of my placement year I was given a great deal of responsibility and my manager delegated most tasks to myself.
5 /5

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

I developed an insight into the world of work and also the media and film industry. 'The skills I learnt on placement year were invaluable.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was amazing. The office was very relaxed and a comfortable environment to work in. Everyone who sat around was welcoming, chatty and approachable. The office was surrounded by Disney merchandise and toys.
5 /5

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

Very organised, there were a number of training days for the interns to attend to give and insight to the company
5 /5

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

They invest a little bit
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
5 /5

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

For the department I was in due to how small it was the future prospects for the near future are slim. However once I have gained more experience the prospects are greater and I could apply for managerial roles.
3 /5

The Culture

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

The social scene amongst the other interns was great as Disney employ over 160 placement students. We would all eat lunch together, have nights out and were there to support each other. I could not have asked for better.
5 /5

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

London will always be expensive therefore I commuted from home.
3 /5

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

The nightlife in Hammersmith was not great, and we would venture to London for clubs. However the pubs in the local area were great and perfect for an after work drink or two.
3 /5

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

There are many opportunities including a football team, netball team and also the opportunity to volunteer.
4 /5