DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
Updated Jul 13, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Department Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    Three separate half hour interviews, in no particular order. Each with 2 TDs. One covers brain teasers, one covers general technical director knowledge and problem solving abilities, and the third covers personality, leadership, relationships, and teamwork dynamics.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR after submitting my application directly to my department via email. I was invited to the Glendale campus to interview and found my potential employers to be friendly, approachable and in fact they addressed the fact that DreamWorks oddly lingered perhaps a little too long on the Shrek franchise.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite DreamWorks movie? (this was not unexpected, there just weren't any difficult questions)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate hours, especially since it was an unpaid internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Videography Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a lot more relaxing than I thought it would be. I first got a phone interview and they asked me simple questions such as my school schedule. Then after I moved on to the 1 on 1 that was located at the studio itself. There they asked me about my experience with video equipment and editing

    Interview Questions
    • I can't remember if there was a difficult or unexpected question asked by my interviewer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Rig Intern Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took 4 weeks -- interview at DreamWorks Animation.

    There are three interviews before the final decision. First some behavioral questions like what do you see yourself in 5 years and then the technical questions which related to basic data structure and algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    I was called by the HR team to get my basic information. Then was set up for an interview with the R&D Team. I was questioned about my projects and relevant experience. I was also asked a few questions about how i would approach a particular problem.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Training Department Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application online I was contacted, by phone, by the HR department stating that they would like to setup an interview. I was then brought in to meet with a few managers in the Training Department. During my interview I had mentioned that I had also applied to a few other positions within the department so they sent me to have an impromptu interview with the other managers. A few days later I received a phone call again saying that all of the managers liked me and it was my choice which team I would like to intern with.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. Basic get to know you questions   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had to wait to hear for a start date but other than that it was straight forward.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 8 months - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and send email to recruiter several times, but there was no answer for a long time over few month. One day recruiting coordinator contacted me, then had a phone interview with supervisor(August). Then I had an on site interview at the PDI within a month after phone interview(September). After that there was no any answer for a long time. I just recognized that might be rejected... but one day I got a call from Dreamworks in Glendale(December), and flew to there for onsite interview with several supervisors, and also had an video interview with sup in Redwood city. There was no any answer for next 3 months, then finally I got an offer from Dreamworks Glendale (1st week of March)

    Interview Questions
    • what are the positive, inspiring aspects of being on the show?   Answer Question
    • Are there areas for improvement on your show? if so, what are they?   Answer Question
    • Is there anything you'd like to done differently in your department?   Answer Question
    • How is the moral on the team? Any suggestion for improvement?   Answer Question
    • Do you have the neccessay resources and tools to do your job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They suggested me competitive salary than my expectations, but I requested them to think a little bit. They offered me increased salary(10% more) next day, and relocation cost, 1 month temp housing. I accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Facilities Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with the facilities manager, head of facilities, and faciltiies engineer. They asked me very basic questions like if I would be able to respond quickly to tasks and if I was comfortable doing physical labor.

    Interview Questions
    • If I was comfortable driving the company car   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Character Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I met dreamworks at Siggraph in los angeles. I showed them my demoreel and they took my resume. Next day i got a call for an interview. Went to siggraph and interviewed with one of their supervisor. A week later they call me for a phone interview. Then a few days later DW flew me down to LA for another interview. That one last a whole day. I met with 5 different groups of peoples. A week later i got an offer from HR and signed my contract.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a lot of programming questions. Lots of math questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me a competitive salary. Negotiation went pretty smooth.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had an intial phone interview and then brought in to meet a 3-4 ppl. in a few hours. They asked basic questions

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    got another offer someplace else with higher pay

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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