DreamWorks Animation
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www.dreamworksanimation.com Glendale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Rig Intern Interview Interview

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Interviewed at DreamWorks Animation

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 Question – detail question related to computer graphics.   Answer Question

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R&D Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Nothing in specific . It was a fairly easy interview   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Training Department Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glendale, CA

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Modeler Interview

Modeler
Glendale, CA

I applied online and 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

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.

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Easy Interview

Facilities Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – If I was comfortable driving the company car   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none

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Difficult Interview

Character Technical Director Interview

Character Technical Director
Glendale, CA

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Production Coordinator Interview

Production Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and 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 Question – How well do you do you handle difficult situations   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – got another offer someplace else with higher pay

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Senior Software Engineer I Interview

Senior Software Engineer I

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

Interview Details – I was recommended by someone internally. I flew out to both locations to talk to the teams, and got an offer based on informal interviews.

Interview Question – Why are you leaving your current employer?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Short, and over the phone.

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R&D Software Developer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glendale, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in January 2013.

Interview Details – Skype Interview 1 by Software Engineer:
1) Basic OOP questions
2) Two coding questions (String, Array)

Skype Interview 2 by two Senior Software Engineers:
1) OOP design questions
2) Iterators
3) STL (C++)
4) Two coding questions (Array, Tree)

* General resume, behavioral and testing questions were asked all along.

Interview Question – Had signed NDA. So can't disclose exact question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns !

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Operations Systems Administration Interview

Operations Systems Administration
Glendale, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in January 2009.

Interview Details – Temp to hire. You will be interviewed on skill sets, aptitude for the job and personality. They are all very important because you will be representing the entire group to everyone in the company, from Assistants to Directors.

Interview Question – There are many, the best thing to do is to respond "I don't know but this is what I would try...". This is the best response to a technical question that is given and you have never seen before.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They will give you an offer on the low end. Ask for a higher range and accept if you feel content about the pay. You also need to consider all the other benefits you will get from working at this company in this position.

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