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DreamWorks Pictures Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Pictures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Nice management

    Cons

    None really. They took care of employees.


  2. "Executive Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Good place to be in when you're there. Lots of benefits/perks. Ability to open doors for networking and other opportunities since people outside love the company. The head honcho's office, while demanding, was most kind and respectful.

    Cons

    Don't expect any help when you want to advance, don't expect anything in return for your time/energy (long hours) and helping others, even when you go above and beyond. Seemed as if everyone in the dept was in it for themselves and threatened if you developed a positive relationship with anyone else, maybe afraid you give away secrets. Lots of secrets and gossip (very Hollywood). Politics rule who/when/where gets invited to events, even for movies employees worked on. The hierarchy is unappealing. The CEO seemed to be away or unavailable, and we were servants there. I don't think she ever knew my name or role but I brought her food on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to thrive. Encourage growth. Create opportunities and help them when they ask. Don't take from your employees, instead include them. Learn to deal with your issues in a healthy manner.

  3. "Digital Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Pictures (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, free meals, gym, etc

    Cons

    LA traffic which isn ttheir fault. Great company, zero complaints


  4. "Trasitonal Living Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    enjoyed the clients and working with them

    Cons

    The company tends to make promises they can't keep and will screw you over in a heart beat.

    Advice to Management

    do what you say you are going to do.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits to learn new skills and attend info sessions

    Cons

    I can't think of any, overall a great experience

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "a great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the people, the campus, the content

    Cons

    work like balance can suffer, it can be very political now that the company has grown

    Advice to Management

    We must find better more original stories to create at lower costs


  7. "Not quite the company it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most people you work with are good hard-workers; good benefits are provided; they provide a comfortable work environment with some nice perks.

    Cons

    They try to recognize loyal employees, but recent changes in the past few years have made it difficult for them to keep them employed.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to overcome the need to down-size.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of ambition everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Lighting in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Lighting in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast/lunch, free gym, lots of "gap time" or unpaid time off in between projects

    Cons

    lots of "gap time" or unpaid time off in between projects
    No one leaves, so there are lots of stagnant positions/departments
    Upper management is full of people who have been there a long time, but are not good at what they do
    Artistic direction is the same for every movie, way blown out lighting
    NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE STORY, the unsaid motto is "I hope this movie makes enough money so I don't get laid off in 6 months"
    They are so scared to make anything original, that they constantly try to buy other properties and then bastardize them into family story

    Advice to Management

    Get some solid story development, it's so sad to see so many talented people work on such bottom of the barrel stories. A snail race car movie? come on people! How to train your dragon is the only quality franchise.


  9. "An amazing group of intelligent and creative people"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth is possible, Great benefits. DreamWorks is the pinnacle.

    Cons

    I don't think I can say anything negative!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, very coorperate management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic team, great, positive attitudes. Movies keep getting better. Overall a great place to be.

    Cons

    The proprietary animation software is painfully antiquated and the old guard will not or cannot see it. Pay is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Having half the team on OT and half with nothing to do is not an effective business tactic, regardless of how the internal numbers look to the boss. The math is bad.
    Forced marches aren't necessary, but rather the result of bad planning, unbridled changes and patterned behavior.


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