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All hail Pixar!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

Pros* You get a silverpass to the parks...if you're full-time non contract
* Disney Animation is an awesome name to drop when talking to people not in the movie industry
* Much better balance of work to life ratio then most studios/vfx houses
* Got to love the history of the place!

Cons* Since Pixar took over WDFA is pretty much the red headed step child.
* Production is really click oriented. Skills are fine but connections are better.
* With the production of money losing picture after money losing picture the moral isn't the best.
* How long can WDFA survive without producing a picture that makes any money? Thus, most don't expect too many future opportunities at Southside (a reference for the real FA vets out there).

Advice to Senior ManagementThe stories coming out of WDFA are nowhere near the quality of the ones coming out of Pixar. Is it the legacy of Disney that constrains or is it the Story department?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    scale of 1 to 10- 10 being extremely satisfied. I am at 6. Just right of neutral

    Cartoonist/Animator (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios


    Pros: Decent pay and perks. Free amusement park entrance is the… Cons: Difficult to move up. Very cliquey. Unqualified people seem to get promoted because they are friends with the right people. Qualified people are left in… Advice to Senior Management: Transparency, straightforwardness. Integrity. Do what you say you are going to do and just be honest. The corporate culture… More
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    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios


    Pros: Excellent location, very good food/gym/etc. Will give top-notch equipment for work use. Industry leader in feature… Cons: Somewhat isolated from the animatiors. Communication with designers are somewhat lacking. There are… Advice to Senior Management: Better work environment (physical) would be very beneficial. More lights and Windows… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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