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Cozy job but not very progressive.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Character Technical Director in Glendale, CA
Current Employee - Character Technical Director in Glendale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The work environment here is pretty great. Lots of free food and delightful campus. The films are also quite ambitious so there are always fun problems to solve.

Cons

The technology is way behind the industry standards so we often can't match the vision from art and the director. Also everything is in house software so the skill set you learn here is not applicable to any other studio.

Advice to Management

The management is pretty friendly provided your not in contract negotiations. However this is typical for most animation studios.

Other Employee Reviews for DreamWorks Animation

  1. Fun, but technology isn't a priority

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were great to work with and the environment was great for a larger company. Free breakfast/lunch and nice gym and weekly movie screenings.

    Cons

    No stock options, below average compensation (as it usually is with this industry). Most of technology is proprietary and fragile.


  2. A creative and comfortable place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lighting Artist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Lighting Artist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The projects are generally fun, and most of the senior staff are very supportive and professional. Time frames on projects are managed well, and the 'crunch' is minimal if it's there at all. Only studio I have worked out, where all the production staff are not burnt out and bitter. There is a huge variety of creative people here, and it's a very supportive community.

    Cons

    Seem to move into production before story is finished, resulting in shuffling around. Lots of production staff who have been there for a long time, are set in their ways. If by chance they do adopt new technology, they do it using their outdated ideas.


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