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A life-changing experience.

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Former Employee - Coordinator in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Coordinator in Emeryville, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You will see, feel, and with luck, begin to operate and live by this principle: story quality is job number one. Creativity, iteration, and quality are thus core components of the vibrant internal culture. Everything in the production process is designed to help each contributor iterate their piece of a story to be as perfect as possible given firm timeframes. Non-production staff have opportunities via internal education to learn production activities. This can lead to lateral and vertical growth opportunities for employees. Facilities, benefits, and perks are creative and superb in value and delivery. The leadership team communicates well with the staff.

Cons

Individual advancement (especially for non-production staff) can be challenging due to the unique dynamics of the production-driven hierarchy, and a resource-intensive business model that depends on iteration and highly specialized skill sets.

Advice to Management

None. Keep up the amazing work!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, supportive and fun

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    Current Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Pixar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and supportive environment with passionate people who genuinely care about what they do.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the lower side.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great perks, reasonable hours, great environment, OK salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Pixar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best animation studio around. Some people are surprised that there are conflicts and internal problems, but that's due to an unrealistic image of what Pixar is. The bottom line is, this is a real company, so it has issues like any other company, but the good stuff offsets the bad stuff.

    Cons

    Salaries are just average, unless you happen to be at the top. But getting at the top seems to take a long time. Also, the Pipeline can get things done once you learn it, but it is very old and there a massive resistance to change on the technical side of things.


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