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DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions in Glendale, CA

Updated Aug 11, 2017
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  1.  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    My first interview was with the manager of the team. It was a pretty standard review of stuff on my resume and I talked about my interest in front end development since that was what the position was about. I got a call the next day that I was moving on to the next stage.

    The second interview was with 3 different people, 30 mins each. They were all high ranking managers within the engineering department and the interviews were quite similar to the first. Mostly going over my resume and asking each other questions back and forth. It was fairly casual.

    About 2 weeks later I got the offer, but didn't accep. I was worried about how high the cost of living was and there was no housing assistance and the hourly was fairly low.

    Interview Questions

    • What sort of javascript frameworks are you familiar with?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Assistant Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very easy process. Was called to schedule an in person interview by HR a week after applying online. Went in a few days later, very much a relaxed atmosphere with my interviewer, more like a conversation with a friend. A recruiter called the next day to "check in" on how my interview went (pretty well, I thought). They were supposed to call me with their decision the following week, but instead I received a rejection via email.

    Overall, it was a very easy process. Wish I had gotten the job!

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer - Nova Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and was called back by the contract recruiter. He described the role then went over my background and skills, this was followed up a technical screen with an engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • New Java 8 features. Java services architectural questions around the inter module communication, message queuing, scaling, etc. Standard Java questions.   Answer Question

  4.  

    R&D JOSE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    This guys are very cool and makes you feel relax by asking simple questions. Asked Deeply on the projects so prepare well your resume. You should Do the basics of the linux because there project was on the linux. First Got a Phone call from the hr where he asked me which movie do you like of dreamworks animation and i said kung fu panda which i never saw.

    Interview Questions

    • Why This Position?
      What wiil you learn from this internship?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Strategic Alliance Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I original applied for the Supervisor position and got asked if I would be interested in the coordinator position because they had an internal hire into the supervisor position. I said I was interested and the rest of the called played out like a typical HR screening interview. They followed within a day or two to set up an onsite interview. First, I was pulled into a conference room and video chatted with the HR rep that was working with me. She was working remotely and was very helpful to prepare me in my interviews for that day. Then I met with 3 of the managers and learned a lot about the role. It was a very unique position and had a lot of nuances to it. They did not ask me much about my position and spent most of the time explaining the role and touring me around (as touring had to do with the position).

    Afterword they followed up and said they wanted to take me to the next step in the interview process. Then NBCUniversal bought out Dreamworks and HR called to tell me that the hiring is on hold until the merger goes through. HR followed up with me a few weeks later letting me know that they loved me for the position and are still interested and that they are just waiting for the merger.

    I never heard from HR after that even after sending a follow up email.

    Interview Questions

    • What about this role do you think you will excel in and what do you think you will have more trouble with?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    Applied directly with the company. Within about a week, I was being interviewed. Met with one person for the interview. In my honest opinion, that person's behavior was hostile, agressive, abusive, and incredibly unprofessional. It became clear to me why the former position holder left the company for another opportunity.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Animatic Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied and was contacted by the recruiter within 2 weeks of applying online. They screened me over the phone and asked to schedule me for an interview. The interview was 4 days after the initial phone call. Two weeks later I received a phone call notifying me that the position had been filled internally.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in animation?   1 Answer
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    Motion Capture Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Got contacted over the phone to do a on site interview. They I met with three other technical directors and talked about how their team works. After the interview, I never heard back from them again.

    Interview Questions


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    Asset Management Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was a straight forward one, where you would meet with the coordinator for Asset Management, and finally with the Manager for Asset Management. They were both in person and private in a conference room. The final interviewer asked many more in depth questions about experience related to computers, and peripherals.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you're a good fit for this specific team?   Answer Question

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    Technical Resource Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone call a week before with the manager of the department. I went in and had one on two interviews with the entire department and a Linux based test.

    Interview Questions

    • What hesitations do you have about yourself for this job?   1 Answer

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