Pixar Animation Studios Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Pixar Animation Studios President  Jim Morris
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16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and a beautiful campus(in 21 reviews)

  • "Collaborative work environment, Highly skilled co-workers, Work on inspiring content, Great benefits(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The pay is also shockingly low for the Bay Area and for a successful studio(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours, low pay, and stressful at times(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best place to work in the Bay Area!

      Apr 5, 2021 - Security Officer in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      Friendly Environment, Great Leadership, Perks, Food, Friendly

      Cons

      No Cons, No Cons, No Cons, No Cons, No Cons

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      makes some of the best animation in the business

      Apr 15, 2021 - Department Production Manager in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      makes best animated movies in the business

      Cons

      few movies meant limited opportunities for promotion

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad

      Apr 4, 2021 - Animation in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Good to work with for amateurs animation person

      Cons

      Need to pay more to professional animation people

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Atmosphere work place

      Feb 18, 2021 - Line Cook in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      Very good place to work, good benefits

      Cons

      Atmosphere in the Kitchen is sometimes unfriendly

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing

      Feb 25, 2021 - 3D Animator in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Amazing environment and an amazing team

      Cons

      No downsides at all for Pixar

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A great place to grow up.

      Jan 2, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Immediate name recognition as a leader in the field. Work with amazing artists in a stimulating and rewarding environment. Get to feel like you're working in Hollywood without actually working in Hollywood.

      Cons

      It's not a small company... I was there since it was under 100 people big, so it's hard to know what it's like for someone just starting out and trying to have an impact. Low salaries compared to other tech jobs.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people, but mid-sized company movement

      Jan 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Some of the kindest, most caring people around. People work here because they're committed to making the best CG animated films, and not because of the pay.

      Cons

      Now that Pixar has grown into a mid-sized company room for growth and movement has become glacial. If you're aiming for a job with lots of opportunities, this probably isn't the place. If you're in admin the pay can be downright abysmal.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Supervisor

      Mar 6, 2021 - Supervisor in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      Free cereal before the pandemic.

      Cons

      Upward mobility is not really possible.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Meh

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior QA Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      You work at Pixar! Killer pickup basketball and soccer ... on the campus! Great gym, pool! Oh my - it’s a country club barely outside West Oakland

      Cons

      Fear of the chain of command is deep seeded on the tech side, people are afraid to speak up, to be creative

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Positive

      Dec 21, 2020 - Shading Artist in Emeryville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture; inclusive, knowledgeable, and fun!

      Cons

      Location is too close to Oakland and living expenses of the bay area are through the roof.

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