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Glendale, CA
201 to 500 employees
1994
Company - Public (DWA)
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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While live action isn't a nightmare for DreamWorks Animation SKG, this company definitely prefers CGI. DreamWorks Animation has produced about 20 computer-animated family-friendly features -- including box office hits such as the 3-D adventure film How to Train ... Read more

DreamWorks Animation Reviews

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    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging artistic environment, great people and culture

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons during my time there

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DreamWorks Animation Photos

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DreamWorks Animation Interviews

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    Department Technical Director Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation in February 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online to the Department TD position and was contacted by a recruiter within a week. I was told more specifics about the position and then scheduled an interview with a current Department TD for the next week. That interview asked lots of generic computer science and graphics questions, along with a brain teaser. I was told that I needed more technical experience and to reapply later.

    Interview Questions

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DreamWorks Animation Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For(#6), Fortune, 2010
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