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  • "The people were great and very open.(in 97 reviews)
  • "Great location/ campus is beautiful(in 55 reviews)
  • "Free breakfast and lunch and many small perks such as movie screenings and release parties.(in 53 reviews)
  • "free food and movie premiers(in 50 reviews)
  • "Culture is great and people are too for the most part(in 38 reviews)
  • "Low pay especially for entry level positions.(in 47 reviews)
  • "Low salary compared to competitors in the animation space; lack of training/clear pipeline to improve skills(in 24 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 14 reviews)
  • "Relatively Low Pay, Very Uncertain Future, Too Many in the Upper Management and Executive Ranks, Some Genuinely Weak Projects(in 8 reviews)

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Found 568 of over 680 reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Jul 10, 2023
      Production Intern
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Glendale, CA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      There is an entire department dedicated to managing interns and others in early careers. It is robust, involved, and overall just very inspiring that something like this exists in this industry. I really admire and respect the teams themselves as well. Everyone is eager to help you get to where you want to be. Great company culture.


      The pay is not as much as other companies in the same space.

      1. 3.0
        Sep 22, 2023
        Production Coordinator
        Former Employee, more than 3 years
        Glendale, CA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Some of the coolest coworkers and people are at the studio, the projects are very exciting


        It doesn't feel like theres a real interest in keeping talent or fostering growth. Management for my team was really bad at communicating and tried to solve morale/retention issues with "fun parties" instead of addressing the systemic issues in the department. They also didn't really seem to care for their team, saying there wouldn't be layoffs then letting go of a lot of people and expected everything to run just as smoothly/people to not be mad and "get over it"

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      DreamWorks Animation has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 680 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at DreamWorks Animation to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DreamWorks Animation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DreamWorks Animation. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

      92% 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, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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