Walt Disney Animation Studios
3.7 of 5 24 reviews
www.disneyanimation.com Burbank, CA

Walt Disney Animation Studios Reviews

Updated Nov 26, 2013

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3.7 24 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Walt Disney Animation Studios President, Pixar and Disney Animation Ed Catmull

Ed Catmull

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Best way to immerse yourself if you want to learn more about a job that will make you happy.

Intern (Current Employee)
Burbank, CA

I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people are amazing, and are now lifelong friends of mine

ConsSometimes there are really long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really awesome place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burbank, CA

I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an intern for less than a year

ProsFriendly coworkers, comfortable office, movies are made here!

ConsDisney is not known for their compensation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Production Coordinator (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat company to work for.

ConsToo much red tape to get work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop with the Performance Connections / Reviews - They waste emplyees time, and NO ONE CARES TO BE PART OF IT!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Place to Work on Earth...maybe even in the Universal!

Production Assistant (Current Employee)
Burbank, CA

I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios

ProsOpportunity to GROW!!! They offer free classes to learn everything that they do here. Plus if they don't offer the classes here, they'll give money every year to take them. The hours maybe a little bit long and the pay are not always that great for newbies, but you get to be apart of the cool process of making movies that influence people. I would say, you get what you put in. You put a lot of time to learn you will reap the benefits DEFINITELY... especially here at Disney!

ConsThe hours. I work a lot of hours but only because the movie is about to be release so it's crunch time! But it'll get back to normal just like accountants after tax season.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't overlook the people at the bottom, with determination and experience they'll rise amongst the ranks!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In 1994 the TV Animation Department was autonomous from the rest of the studio but we held our own

Supervisor (Former Employee)
North Hollywood, CA

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIn 1993 -Our shows we edited were our shows, we didn't have anyone consistently looking over our shoulders

ConsDue to that we stood on our own we weren't always able to utilize all the studio facilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing from the years I worked there, it was perfectly fine.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience as a summer intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot about the animation process and business

ConsDidn't love living in Burbank.

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It's been great to work here.

Animation Trainee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are a lot of friendly, cooperative workers. They are really helpful and as a team, we create wonderful, great movies.

ConsHowever, there're quite a lot of work, which causes stress and pressure, especially when you start. It might take a while to get used to.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Group of People

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe atmosphere is one of the best. Hands down one of the best place I have every worked.

ConsHours can be very long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great people but corporate headache

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than a year

ProsThe creative work is fantastic. Inspiring people to work with and reasonable deadlines. Great projects.

ConsAs a freelancer be prepared to wait months for your salary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing 15 years at the Studio. I do not regret one day.

Production Manager (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA

I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 10 years

Pros*One of the most experienced and powerful studios in the industry
*During my tenure, amazing people were there to work with who I will keep contact with for the rest of my career
*I love their product

Cons*Extremely hierarchical structure
*Many decisions, especially of late, seem to be made with bottom line in mind and not the creative health or longevity of the company.
*Layoffs of experienced vets are frequent and new talent does not seem to understand legacy

Advice to Senior Management*Value the legacy along with short term financial gains
*Invest in talent inside the company as well as external sources
*Value the opinions of veterans who may know a thing or two

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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