Business Development - Digital Distribution at Warner Bros

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Holborn Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Business Management E-Business Legal/Law Management Consultancy Market Research Marketing Public Relations

6.9/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

The monitoring and tracking of all digital accounts, ensuring development in key areas is maintained and managed appropriately.
Ensuring that content is maintained on all digital services, and the correct marketing materials and exposure is obtained.
Sales and market analysis, keeping on top of on going market developments in business and in devices to allow WB to remain market leaders in this field.

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

It is a fast paced environment which requires a lot of dedication and focus, and very well developed self management skills.

7/10

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

As you develop your own ideas and work harder to voice them, they will be heard as your own reputation in the company grows.

8/10

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

The team directly around me were an incredible help and inspiration throughout the year, and helped me through some of the hardest times in the internship.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This was bordering on too busy, as digital is growing at an amazing rate, there are sometimes not enough staff to cover the work load. Though, thanks to digital being low overhead, and relatively low maintenance once launched in time it does level out.

4/10

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

Given a fair amount of responsibility and was given the task of managing an account directly.

8/10

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

Learnt some very valuable skills, from basic daily job tasks. But more how to manage myself, and more importantly those around me.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Working in the entertainment industry there are lots of fun things happening. Particular highlights were xmas party and company sports day.

8/10

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

A lot of the management was left to myself, so I was left to be the key driving force in getting out if it what I put it.

5/10

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

There was a very well organised intern training schedule throughout the year that helped with jobs directly in the office. Although it could have begun sooner.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

There are vast opportunities within the company to develop and progress your career without ever moving office!

8/10

Social

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

It was ok, there was always the opportunity for a drink or two after work, however, there were certain groups that developed based mainly on where people lived. These then tended to leave out other interns that perhaps work longer hours or live further away.

5/10

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

Being in London it is never cheap, although there are plenty of options to live out of the city and commute, to save money. Or live closer and have a shorter commute. It's finding the right area, and being careful with cash. Generally London placements pay better as a result.

3/10

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

Soho, Leicester Square, West End, Film Premiers what else needs saying?

9/10

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

WB has an active employee participation scheme, with volunteer days, office lunches, etc.

8/10