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Technical Director Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.
Two phone screens (personality + basic tech chops) then a couple hours of video chat (spread over three to four separate interviews). Each of these three are done on different days. If you're local, they'll bring you in to the office.
Union position, so it doesn't feel like you can negotiate much. You can, but know the limits.
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Technical Director InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015.
Long, over two hour, interview, with logic puzzles and technical aptitude tests. Several different teams took thirty minutes each to ask various questions, personality tests, logic puzzles and technical questions. Overall a very casual, relaxed process.
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Technical Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in October 2012.
Applied for the job. Resume was shortlisted. ( need to express work or portfolio in field of graphics). 2 rounds of telephonic interview were taken within a gap of 3 weeks. 1st round was from US office and Mainly included questions of computer graphics, animation pipeline, small problem solving questions. No questions on coding but asked basic questions in CS. 2nd round was also telephonic and included scenario based questions ( limited resources and time to get desired result) and others were to test communication skills and leadership in general.
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Did not negotiate.
Technical Director InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Redwood City, CA) in January 2010.
I got the call after submitting my demo reel and resume to the HR. The first interview was on campus. Basic puzzle questions were asked. basic coding skills were tested. Was contacted after 3 weeks for onsite interview. 4 rounds in total, all panel interviews. First round was personality test. Asked questions about my personality, my likes, dislikes, asked me to narrate a funny story. Second round was puzzle round. Asked 6 different puzzles and I answered them all. The third round was technical round. The questions asked were based on C++, basic graphics questions, hashtables etc. The last round was with the TD director. He went over the team and the company. Explained the benefits of the company. A general chat.
- tell me a funny story Answer Question
Technical Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in December 2009.
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.
Very little to negotiate, partly because it's under a union, partly because it's DreamWorks and they know it.
Technical Director InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in August 2010.
One 30-min phone interview.
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