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Updated Sep 23, 2022

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4.2
88%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    It was gucci

    Sep 23, 2022 - Senior Animation Director in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Fun and good for family

    Cons

    Pee pee poo poo stinky

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Best of the best

    May 6, 2022 - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I can’t say enough good things about working here. The pay is great and the perks are unreal! Some of the perks: - Insane bonuses! - Free Disneyland / Disney world for you and 3 extra people - Comp tickets twice a year to bring extra people or book on blackout days - Discounts almost anywhere you can imagine - Compensation for all kinds of stuff like commuting, wellness, education, adoption services, childcare etc. - Free therapy and or coaching sessions (8 of each per year!) - On-site pools, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer field, yoga room etc. - Super cheap on-site massages - Themed statues for work anniversary milestones We also get gifts ALL the time. Not only show completion gifts but also other random treats etc. There’s many more perks that I’m unsure if they’re publicly known so I’m leaving those out, but there is SO much more. The experience of actually being at Pixar is also incredible; the art, the friendly people, the amazing cafe, the studio store etc. You’ll see people randomly rolling by on skateboards or having meetings by the pool. I have coworkers that have been at Pixar for 40+ years. If you’ve worked here for less than 5-6 years you’re still considered new. I view this as a huge plus because it shows that retention is low and that people stay for a long time. I honestly don’t even care if a company were to offer me more money, I will work here until I retire.

    Cons

    Literally none. It’s just perfect.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall, great place to work.

    Jun 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overall Pixar has been a great place to work at. There are plenty of great perks such as the main entertainment pass, on site gym, cafe, and stability in this field of work.

    Cons

    Pay inequality. Bonus based on your title causes segregation. Lack of diversity representation within executive team . Slow career progression and career growth talk with management team isn’t welcomed which stunts progress. Outreach and career recruitment focuses on top, expensive colleges which excludes opportunities from communities that are underrepresented that also have an amazing talent pool.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing experience

    Aug 22, 2022 - Animator in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working at pixar is truly amazing. They treat all workers with so much respect.

    Cons

    It can take some time to make as much money as you are most comfortable

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    The people, work/life balance, food and resources make this place a dream job

    Jul 24, 2022 - Production Coordinator in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    So many amazing resources, supporr, and opportunities to grow within the community and professionally

    Cons

    No place is perfect but I came from other companies and work environments that are nowhere near as amazing as Pixar

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Pixar Was great to work for

    Aug 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of perks and benefits

    Cons

    -low base pay, restricted raises

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing

    Jul 20, 2022 - Resident Artist in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredible work culture and campus!

    Cons

    There really aren't any. A couple of cliques

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing people, not the best of times

    Apr 5, 2022 - Technical Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredibly talented, collaborative and well intentioned worker body - just top notch people. Continues to produce high visibility, quality projects. Beautiful campus and history of achievement. Good emphasis on diversity in process today.

    Cons

    Still calls itself a “family,” it is now a larger company culture where good people are too often left unsupported, labeled, burned out and replaced by a grinder of office politics. Lost some good will as a “forever” place - turnover is way up. Financial ground of industry shifting has left pay behind in the Bay Area, innovation behind agile completion, and unhealthy work-life balance expectations in production.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Dream Job

    Jun 10, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work/life balance (in my department; different for production) Fantastic technical challenge No micromanagement (in my department) Smart, motivated colleagues Accommodating of employees who are parents Beautiful campus Mind-blowing product

    Cons

    Underpaid, as a software engineer, compared to Big Software companies

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Health, Low Pay

    Aug 3, 2022 - Production Coordinator in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good health insurance Nice campus

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive for the area. It's very expensive to live here.

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Pixar Animation Studios has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 280 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Pixar Animation Studios to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Pixar Animation Studios employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Pixar Animation Studios. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

88% of Pixar Animation Studios employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Pixar Animation Studios 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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