DreamWorks Animation
3.9 of 5 132 reviews
www.dreamworksanimation.com Glendale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

DreamWorks Animation Reviews in Glendale, CA

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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4.0 48 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

DreamWorks Animation CEO and Director Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg

(40 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A great place to work

Production Manager (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people are great and the campus is an amazing environment for creative collaboration

Consthe stress level and the hours that are required in the filed of production

Advice to Senior ManagementIt can be a high stress level environment and difficult to move upwards, but that is somewhat typical for a Hollywood film studio

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice campus atmosphere, free lunch, laid back vibe, good amount of companywide events on campus, majority of employees are easy going

ConsPeople can defer too much to management/studio executives, advancement can be too reliant on politics, can be easy to get lost in the shuffle.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

CG Supervisor (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people, exciting projects, great parties.

ConsTakes time to get promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good, but slowly down...

Artistic Position (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFree lunch, Good benefit, experience several projects. beautiful work space.

Consno more good project than other competitive.
no more stable

Advice to Senior Managementmaking more good and resonable animation. no more unreasonable comedy or parody.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work, good food and benefits, so/too much going on

Technical Director (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at DreamWorks Animation as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsThere's always something new going on -- whether it's a new project, tv show, film, technology project. This can be exciting, challenging, and provide many opportunities for leadership and growth.

ConsThere's always something new going on -- whether it's a new project, tv show, film, technology project. This can feel like there's no focus, lack of direction, and a forgetfulness of the core of the business which is animation. But it's understandable given that animated films just don't make as much as they used to.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot giving an employee cost of living is essentially giving them a pay cut.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe pros are it's a beautiful setting - the campus is gorgeous, lots of perks like free breakfast and lunch, and free movies. There's a doctor on campus which is very convenient and the culture in general is great.

ConsThere are some cons to working here. It's very corporate and large institution and there is a tendency to get pidgeon-holed in your particular role which makes it difficult to move into different departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Less Management More Leadership

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Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMany fun perks and opportunities to expand/learn more.

ConsThe perks are not long term / solid foundations to build a career upon

Advice to Senior ManagementLess management more leadership.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Limited opportunities for growth

Recruiting Intern (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation as an intern for less than a year

ProsFree food
Beautiful campus
Supportive and open culture
Free classes
Annual events

ConsNo room for growth in my department
No pay for interns
Lack of big projects

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Mismanagement of my Dept.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company, great benefits, good people.

ConsFacilities Dept. was mismanaged during my time there.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow how ALL your Dept's are ran not just production.

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Great place

Animator (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIncredible perks, great people to work with

ConsLayoffs, smaller company size now

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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