Walt Disney Animation Studios - Great place to work | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Visual Development Artist/Back Ground Painter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good studio to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons to offer

    Walt Disney Animation Studios2019-04-30

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    "Big company, but great if you find your niche"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Interesting and challenging projects -Work with other industry leaders across the massive Disney corporation -Work with rockstar artists (do other artists have their own instagram hashtag?) and industry renowned technical folk -Ambitious future plans -Fun work environment: lots of relevant industry events, screenings, and weekly team building activities -Open environment for publishing work and ideas,... encouraged to attend various festivals, conferences, and industry shows. Open Houses to shmooze with other industry folk. -People generally seem positive and dedicated -Rolling opportunities to pitch new risky ideas -Decent compensation and benefits for the work-life balance, though not at the $$$ level with the 5 Big Tech companies. But at least you don't need to shower after slinging ads or selling/leaking personal information to nefarious organizations. -Work on movies at an iconic company with an almost 100 year celebrated legacy -You feel like the end product really does make the world a better place: at work are posted childrens' letters on recognizing bias and racism after Zootopia, Pacific Islanders visited after Moana to describe the positive impact it had on their communities.

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    Cons

    -Loss of some good people over the past couple years, with some voids left unfilled -It's a big company and it can feel like one -Minimal QA and build support available for the technical folk -Diminishing bonus perks (like Disneyland block out dates getting worse) -Your friends will never stop asking you for cheap Disneyland tickets

    Advice to Management

    -Upcoming streaming business can help address historically stagnant career advancement opportunities -Minimize administrative overhead -Keep taking risks and trust your employees!

    Walt Disney Animation Studios2018-12-20
  2. "not a good company to work for in the film business"

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    Former Freelancer - Gaffer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    they pay the rate (they have to)

    Cons

    very cheap, very cheap, very cheap

    Walt Disney Animation Studios2019-07-15

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