Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Former Employee - Assistant in Burbank, CA
Former Employee - Assistant in Burbank, CA

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Pros

Working with such creative people.

Cons

No flexibility and career advancements.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

People won't stay just because they get to work for the mouse. Be more fair with benefits.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but fickle

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Pros

    The work itself is creative and enjoyable. The potential for long term employment is better since the projects are longer than the typical VFX house project.

    Cons

    Young, cheap talent is sought after. Age and experience is not highly regarded. You are only as good as your latest job. Of all the good qualities of an employee: speed, innovation, reliability, dedication, practicality, accuracy etc., etc, flash reigns supreme. The management can often be naive.

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    The greatest motivator for an artist (aside from salary!) is personal feedback that is specific and real from someone "in the know". General praise is generally void of any real meaning.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    From Software

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Pros

    There is a pretty good interaction between software and production, at least in some departments. Software gets to sit mixed in with production unlike some other studios. No one shares a desk but you do sometimes share offices, and sometimes have to work from a cubicle. The upside really is getting to work closely with the artists though and not being segregated as a separate unit that just releases software and is thought of as "those guys".

    Cons

    Production is still king. Even when it comes to areas where clearly they know little, and you know best, they will trump you and dictate the approach. It is always clear who is in charge and that can make things difficult when it comes to creating the best software for the job. The artist might always know what they want, but they might not always know how it should be designed, created, and delivered to them. Some things should be left to software to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting costs in software and technology while continuing to spend big money in production. It hurts morale that there are no perks left for the software group while there are weekly "happy hours" for production. It also hurts that there is "down time" with off-site fun activities for production but that time is always spent by software to "redouble our efforts" to get even more cool tools ready for production when they get back to work. Some equality in these perks and in down time (time to recharge) would go a long way to making everyone feel like they are on the same team.

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