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DreamWorks Animation Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay, free breakfast and lunch, great bonuses, and flexible hours" (in 68 reviews)

  • "Free food, relaxed environment, growth" (in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay especially for entry level positions" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Lots of layers for upper management" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing experience - lots of opportunity for growth."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits were great. Lots of opportunity for growth internally, and a lot of support for artists as they grow in their careers. The quality of the artists there is insane - so much incredible skill!

    Cons

    Some of the projects were not the most exciting to work on.


  2. "Great Studio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, great people, rewarding work for the most part

    Cons

    Films can be hit or miss

  3. "Cooperation and teamwork, but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Storyboard Artist, TV in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Storyboard Artist, TV in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great chance to advance, a lot of work available, friendly people

    Cons

    TV wages are low for the industry, be sure to negotiate and stay firm


  4. "Animator for 10 years. Supervisor for 2."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Comfortable, nice, great people, good work/life balance, good pay.

    Cons

    Not so great upward mobility


  5. "A Fun and Hard Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, free breakfast and lunch, great bonuses, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Constant changes, some managers don't know how to properly structure their depts.


  6. "Wonderfully Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing & beautiful place to work where Creative leads the culture & big ideas and new initiatives are welcome.

    Cons

    Culture can sometimes be a little too traditional & silo'd

    Advice to Management

    Challange & insprie


  7. "Awesome place to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Free food, relaxed environment, growth

    Cons

    I do not have any cons yet

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    "Senior counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Company provides free breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    The company does not like to promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to look at internal candidates for promotion opportunities.


  9. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and product. Extremely talented people.

    Cons

    Somewhat stalled trying to find its direction

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and continue moving forward


  10. "Fantastic Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Tech Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Tech changes every two-to-three years
    - Fun place to work

    Cons

    - Some tech choices veer from best tools on market
    - Animation tools' backward compatibility leaves some systems a bit antiquated