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DreamWorks Animation Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 8, 2017
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in November 2016.

Interview

Actually I never got any interview phone call. First I got a call from the hr asking about my availability. Then received an email confirmation says someone will be calling at 10am on the following Tuesday, and I replied that email to confirm. And that's it, never heard anything from them after that. No phone call, no email, no explanation, no nothing.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in November 2013.

    Interview

    Standard interview questions on c++ data structures.
    Some brain teasers.
    Interviews were not one on one, but with multiple people at the same time.
    There is usually a lunch break with the group as well.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Burbank, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First initial phone screen, and then on site interview with engineers and hiring manager.
    There were lots of probing/testing on my skills,education, experties.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your most challenging projects and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    Online coding test - write a program to check if parentheses in an expression are matched. Phone screen - past work, simple array algorithmic problems. There were two face to face interviews - explain resume in detail, some behavioral questions like "describe a challenge that you solved", algorithms on DFS, Binary search tree.

    Interview Questions

    • What's an achievement in your past experience that you're most proud of?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in August 2012.

    Interview

    I was called back 1 day after submitting my resume. After talking with HR a couple times, I ended up going through the interview process for two positions - one in the R&D team and one for a tech director position. I had phone screens for both positions and then video interviews for both positions. The phone screen for the R&D position was very technical and there were some tough questions; for the technical director, there were a couple really easy programming and computer graphics questions, along with some abnormal puzzle questions. The R&D interview was pretty standard, 4 rounds of 1-2 people, mostly consisting of technical questions, asking about my current/past work, and some specific questions about my resume. The technical director interview was 3 rounds of 2 people. The first round was to get a feel for my personality, the second round was a bunch of puzzle questions, and the third round was programming and CG technical questions. In both interviews, I spoke with people from Glendale and Redwood City. HR has been very quick to get back to me after every interview, including getting a call at 630 PM PST after one of my phone screens just 2 hours after I had the interview to let me know they wanted to schedule a video interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the differences and usages of maps, linked lists, and arrays?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked for more relocation money since I'm moving from the east coast and what they offered wouldn't cover the full cost of moving, but I didn't get any extra.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in April 2010.

    Interview

    Hey, So I was interived by the 2 people(one a guy and other a lady) They gave me a tour of the place, showed me the servers they had. It was pretty good. Then they started looking for a place to conduct interview after 2-3 min they found a office (meeting place). They started asking about my resume and projects I did in the past. One was closely related to the work I was supposed to do with them(I think that was the reason I got a call in the first place) nyways then they ask me about binary tree ask me to write code about link list on the board. I wrote everything in C. They also asked me about different complexity for algos. All in all it was good experience.

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