DreamWorks Animation

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New daily challenges in a community of friendly and motivated world-class artists and developers.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Department Technical Director in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Department Technical Director in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation

Pros

Everyday I work with an excellent, motivated, friendly and down to earth group of people. You all ultimately work on family friendly projects that you can be proud of. Technical roles can require a mix of technical skills supplemented by an artistic background. General hours are not as hectic as the majority of the CG industry. Great perks.

Cons

The TD role can earn a smaller salary when compared with a vanilla software engineering job, but it is comparable to similar roles in the VFX industry and is balanced by a good working environment.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work, but opportunities for career advancement are rare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome coworkers, good management, ridiculously cool stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Talent and good work don't offer much in the way of career advancement or salary increases. It's mostly based on years of experience which, in today's tech world, is archaic. This may have changed since I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive salaries and career advancement on par with other tech industries.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Caste System - Great for Some, Rotten for Others

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Free food, free gym, good health benefits

    Cons

    DreamWorks has a toxic work environment with a clearly defined cast system. Some positions within the company are treated with kid gloved while others are ignored and there is no sign of this ever changing. The "haves" are given excellent salaries, thrown parties on a sometimes weekly basis, arrived late, leave early and can take long lunches. The "have nots" are barely paid enough to survive, work long hours for no recognition and are treated with little to no respect, a treatment often encouraged by upper management.

    There is very little mobility within the company and it is hard to get promoted. Reviews are very rarely given so if a person wants to ask for a raise or a promotion they have little hard evidence to back themselves up. The only way to improve your career is to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with what is actually going on within the company. Employees are dissatisfied and the CEO appears woefully ignorant of this.

    Disapproves of CEO
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