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Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
46 Interview Reviews

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    Facilities Intern Interview

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

    I applied 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
  2.  

    R&D Jose Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone call, followed by on site interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Texture Painter and Shader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They came to our school for interview (Texas A&M University - Visualization departent). The lady who interviewd with me was called marilyn friedman. She was super nice and friendly. She asked me to play my demoreel and then started to comment on it.

    Interview Questions
    • She asked if I just paint textures or if I write codes for shading?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Well I applied for this position on Indeed.com and two days later one of the Recruiters forwarded my resume to another and they called. I had a phone interview that i didn't past. The Recruiter was very nice and honest.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give me specificity in your work experience about where you executed heavy admin and calendaring work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Character Technical Director Interview

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

    I applied 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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    Phone and in person team interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Senior Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short, and over the phone.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    R&D Software Developer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns !
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview Details

    30 minutes phone Interview.

    Interview Questions
    • In your ray tracer, can you be able to dynamically insert new objects?
      Did you use Intel TBB in your parallel ray tracer?
        Answer Question
    No Offer

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