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DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    HR spontaneously calls for a chat, but this is actually the phone interview. Went to the Glendale location for an interview. The interviewers were really nice and conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions regarding your resume and if you "studied" up what intern they were looking for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation, no pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    A/V Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Dreamworks was extremely prompt and professional. I met with one person in-person and the other three people via video conference. They were very courteous and didn't ask any inappropriate questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my takeaway from a project that didn't meet the expectations of the client or didn't meet a deadline?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Sent in a resume and a cover letter, got a call back to schedule an interview. Phone guy was pretty rude, though I can understand as there was some background noise on my end. Interview took place on their canvas, which was insanely beautiful. The woman interviewing me took one look at me and (it seemed like a bad time?) headed out to a screening, and had me tag along, just walking through the halls. Very little actual conversation, probably the strangest and least professional interview I've had to date. I'd guess that she had already interviewed a candidate that she liked and was just paying lip service to the rest of the interviewees.

    But, I would guess that I just lucked out with a bad interview, since Dreamworks Animation seems like an otherwise great company to work for.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Video Server Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
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    Department Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    Lighting TA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    There was three interviews before the final decision. They were each 30 minutes long. Most of the questions focused on clarifying what I did for certain demo reel projects and how I work in a group.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about people constantly asking you questions/needing your help   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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