DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions

Updated Mar 10, 2015
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    Database Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    Applied online by sending an email.
    Next day got call from recruiter for scheduling phone interview with hiring manager.
    30-45 min interview with manager. (Based on resume, database concepts like sharding, etc. )
    After 3-4 hours got call from recruiter that you got selected for the position.
    Very fast recruiting process.

    Interview Questions

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    Very quick and decisive process. Qualifications did not change from initial internship posting. One phone call and one in person interview with the manager of the specific department of interest. Hiring team was there for support, but did not conduct the interviews themselves.

    Interview Questions

    • What value can you bring to DreamWorks Animation, that could not be expressed via you resume?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, no pay.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    I applied through the dreamworks animation website. You need to submit a resume and cover letter. There were only two rounds in the whole interview process. The first one was a screening round asking about my projects and then about my relocation and stuff. Then the second round was a phone call with technical questions and talking about the resume and cover letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about various Data structures used for animation   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Video Server Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process was long and took almost 2 months to complete. There was an initial phone interview and then 3 face to face follow up interviews with different levels of management.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of detailed questions on different server architectures.   Answer Question
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    Department Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    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

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Rig Intern Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    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

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    Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Facilities Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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)   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate hours, especially since it was an unpaid internship

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