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Updated Sep 6, 2021

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4.1
88%
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89%
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Pixar Animation Studios President  Jim Morris
Jim Morris
20 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
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      An Incredible Company to Work For!

      Jun 23, 2021 - Anonymous in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      A company with the highest standards in their products as well as the environment in which their products are created. Management is fairly transparent and always seems to be striving to be better. There is a healthy atmosphere of continual learning and playfulness while still remaining professional and focused on excellence.

      Cons

      Not really much in the way of cons...may that public transit is a bit difficult

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A special place experiencing some turbulence navigating a new era

      Sep 6, 2021 - Technical Artist in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      Incredible talent pool, high quality/visibility projects, strong D&I program, systems support and facilities. People of all stripes here operate at an insanely high level daily and you will learn among some of the best.

      Cons

      Has "big company" feel, pattern of pay / benefits cuts raises concerns, very narrow and highly competitive growth paths. It can be difficult to grow here if work is not your top life priority.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pretty good

      Aug 15, 2021 - Technical Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun work, creative people, good quality cafe food, beautiful campus, get to work on movies

      Cons

      Have to work for the mouse, bad 401k benefits, low pay, very corporate feeling environment

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      fun job low pay

      Aug 11, 2021 - Technical Director in Oakland, CA
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      Pros

      fun and interesting work most of the times

      Cons

      low pay and average benefits

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It was Alright

      Jul 6, 2021 - Animator 
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      Pros

      It was alright for what it was

      Cons

      Could've had better management though

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      People first

      May 14, 2021 - Animator in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      strong live work balance. Excellent facilities.

      Cons

      less pay than comperable studios

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best place to work in the Bay Area!

      Apr 5, 2021 - Security Officer in Emeryville, CA
      Recommend
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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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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Experience

      Jun 9, 2021 - Pups in Emeryville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing environment and great place to learn about the industry

      Cons

      Wonderful experience and have nothing bad to say about it

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      an unusually generous employer

      May 22, 2021 - Presentation Specialist in Emeryville, CA
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      Pros

      great community, fantastic working environment, unbeatable product

      Cons

      pay can be lower than other industry members

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      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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