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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, CA Jan 2008 – Reviewed Feb 22, 2010
Interview Details – First day met with HR, second time met with hiring manager, then third day that persons boss and HR again.
Negotiation Details – Told sternly there was no negotiation. I said I would think about it, they called back a few days later and told me if I did not accept they would move on.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, CA Jun 2008 – Reviewed Jan 8, 2010
Interview Details – It was a very relaxed interview. We mainly talked about my reel. How I did it and why I choose particular implementations of a particular effect. Then I was asked a few question about how I would implement certain effects.
Interview Question – How would you create an effect of falling leaves ? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, CA Dec 2009 – Reviewed Dec 31, 2009
Interview Details – The interview went well. The thing that was really unique about the process was having a Video interview instead of being flown out to the company. The whole process was smooth, the people I interviewed with were nice. I interviewed with both the Glendale and Redwood City offices. The questions they asked were good. I didn't get grilled as much as I thought I would on specific coding questions, but they had some good logic questions.
Negotiation Details – Very little to negotiate, partly because it's under a union, partly because it's DreamWorks and they know it.
No Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, CA Nov 2009 – Reviewed Nov 22, 2009
Interview Details – Sent my resume, cover letter online. Received an email asking me for a good time for a phone interview. Got the phone call 2 days later, it was a very informal chill conversation to get a feel for what you are all about and what you want from the company, then came in for a group interview with what could be my superiors and it was also very chill and very comfortable. I pretty much talked about myself for a while and the type of experience that I've had to be a good candidate for this job. waiting to hear back from them...
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, CA Oct 2009 – Reviewed Nov 13, 2009
Interview Details – Started with a phone screen. I dont recall there being very many technical questions. Next was an in person interview with the team including a video conferencing session, a followup phone screen, and then a second on site interview with the department VP
Interview Question – Technical questions about layer 2 specificiations. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Aug 2009 – Reviewed Aug 21, 2009
Interview Details – Met with several supervisors, they had previously had access to my performance reviews and other supervisor recommendations. Talked about the position and requirements. Short and sweet mostly they had a good idea what they were looking for and wanted to meet to make sure there was a connection.
Interview Question – How do you feel about coming into a department in the middle of the production and taking over for someone else? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I am still in this phase, they offered a lower-than-expected rate and I have made a counter offer
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details –
Try to hire straight from college
Basic question about animation technology
File formats, 3D math knowledge etc
Interview Question – Will be a very confusing non relevant question just to see your thinking process Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
Interview Details – Contacted me via email after I submitted my resume online through their website and had a phone interview with HR, two full time employees, and a past intern.
Interview Question – Questions were fairly general and weren't very technically oriented towards accounting Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Oct 20, 2012
Interview Details – Sent in my reel, had two pleasant phone interviews, very casual and comfortable. In person review is a little intimidating at dreamworks HQ. Interviewer was friendly and fairly casual.
Interview Question – "There is no right or wrong answer to this... but, do you think it's better to ask for forgiveness or permission?" View Answers (3)
No Offer – Reviewed Sep 3, 2012
Interview Details – Got a call a few days after posting resume. Went for the interview and it was mostly behavioral. Interview went really well in my opinion, but I feel like they were looking for someone more technical. Got a call one week later saying they filled the position.
Interview Question – All behavioral, nothing too difficult. View Answers (2)
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