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Updated Jul 4, 2022

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4.2
94%
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91%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The people were great and very open.(in 90 reviews)
  • "Really great and beautiful campus.(in 50 reviews)
  • "free food and movie premiers(in 48 reviews)
  • "Free breakfast and lunch and many small perks such as movie screenings and release parties.(in 44 reviews)
  • "Culture is great and people are too for the most part(in 37 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay especially for entry level positions.(in 42 reviews)
  • "Low salary compared to competitors in the animation space; lack of training/clear pipeline to improve skills(in 23 reviews)
  • "One of the worst downsides of being at DWA is poor management communication.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Frequent layoffs have led to less work available as projects have been cut or canceled.(in 12 reviews)
  • "time afterward (for that reason, I listed 'Career Opportunities' as being 3 stars)(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    Jun 14, 2022 - Character Technical Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great Benefits Good Pay Great Hours No Crunch Fun Projects Great People

    Cons

    Honestly, my main issue with DW is already being addressed with projects like Bad Guys. It's nice to see this company push the boundaries of what 3d animation can be.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Solid company

    Jun 19, 2022 - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Loved it here, would go back

    Cons

    Person managing my career wasn’t great at their job. Was constantly told I was ready for a promotion but was then skipped over

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A once great company

    Jun 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free food, fun events, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE pay and HR. So corporate, bad leadership in place since selling to Universal.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    salary

    May 12, 2022 - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    environment coworkers salary location ceo

    Cons

    stress pressure overworking foreigner careless

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome workplace

    Apr 28, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great workplace environment and they really care about you. They provide a ton of perks which some might argue make up for the not-as-competitive salary. Definitely a place you'll enjoy working for and actually GOING to work for

    Cons

    Salary isn't as competitive as other studios

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    cool

    Apr 27, 2022 - VFX Supervisor in Pasadena, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    awsome cool love fun joyful

    Cons

    sad sad sad sad cool

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    TD review

    Apr 6, 2022 - Technical Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This Job has a lot of perks and is a great opportunity.

    Cons

    It requires a lot of commitment.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    DWA

    Mar 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, beautiful campus, fun events

    Cons

    Very hard to move up and get a promotion

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company to work

    Mar 23, 2022 - Systems Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    401k plan is great. especially the employer match

    Cons

    Depends on which dept you are working for

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work-life balance, low on compensation

    Mar 9, 2022 - Post Production Assistant in Glendale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic work-life balance, beautiful campus, provided breakfast and lunch, a lot of employee perks such as screenings or previews in future projects, drawing sessions, there's a lot! Honestly, the best studio when it comes to benefits and perks. Happy to be a DreamWorker.

    Cons

    Not as competitive when it comes to salary, probably the only con to be honest that I've encountered.

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DreamWorks Animation Reviews FAQs

DreamWorks Animation has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 629 reviews left anonymously by employees. 94% of employees would recommend working at DreamWorks Animation to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DreamWorks Animation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DreamWorks Animation. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

94% of DreamWorks Animation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated DreamWorks Animation 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at DreamWorks Animation to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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