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"An exciting and satisfying place to earn a living"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Emeryville, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Creativity abounds, there environment promotes a motivated and committed outlook, the success of the company keeps morale and pride up

Cons

As a member of Production (versus artists/technical folk) it's hard to justify how hard we work for the money we make. Our salary is based on a 50 hour week and I still find it barely livable in the Bay Area, one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the country. The chasm between what artists are paid and what we're paid can be pretty disheartening, especially when we're all told how integral we are to the films being made.

Advice to Management

I think a start would be to publish starting salary rates for each position at Pixar. I know for a fact most artists at the studio have no idea how little Production makes. Giving that bit of knowledge as a baseline might bring around an appreciation for how hard we work as well as an appreciation for their own jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for Pixar Animation Studios

  1. "Love the culture and film at Pixar"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director Resident in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Director Resident in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Films from Pixar is always top natch. Can be satisfied with work itself in here.

    Cons

    Not super stable as same as other entertainment jobs

    Advice to Management

    People in here are quite nice


  2. "Great learning opportunities, extremely friendly coworkers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work on films the whole world enjoys

    Cons

    lots of competition for leadership roles and usually seniority, prevails

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more off-the-shelf and industry-standard technology

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