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Found 91 of over 121 reviews
3.3
56% Recommend to a Friend
68% Approve of CEO

Found 90 of over 121 reviews

3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
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Clark Spencer
6 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people, great projects, but animation is life

    Sep 19, 2022 - Production Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, fulfilling work, great environment

    Cons

    Long hours, no work/life balance, stressful

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Place to Work

    Oct 26, 2022 - 3D Animator in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and stability (if you're staff). World-class education in the craft.

    Cons

    Overtime can be a grind. Boring if you like variety or intimate teams. Organization favors convention, not innovation.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Decent

    Oct 26, 2022 - Animator in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are great. Some awesome projects to work on.

    Cons

    Pay. Growth. Management doesn't know how to make cartoons.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Highs and Lows

    Sep 22, 2022 - Storyboard Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun projects to work on

    Cons

    Direction and leadership can be indecisive, making it difficult to proceed with work

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Go Woke - GO BROKE!

    Jun 22, 2022 - Guest Relations 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Love the apolitical, areligeous, asexual Disney..

    Cons

    Disney has lost its magic. The Disney Experience is about getting away from the "real world," not being reminded of it!

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Refresh and install tech.

    May 22, 2022 - PC Refresh Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Data transfer to newer laptops and PCs. Install peripherals for retuning employees.

    Cons

    They play favorites. I wasn't one of them

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great studio!

    Apr 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people here are very nice and supportive. There is always someone there to offer help when needed. They also pushed me artistically to be better.

    Cons

    No free lunch. Had to buy lunch a lot of times from the cafeteria.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing Films, Great Workplace, Okay Pay

    Feb 23, 2022 - Production Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful teams with great attitudes! Beautiful films! Good benefits.

    Cons

    Production could use better pay.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Its a slow moving ship with amazing people

    Jan 7, 2022 - Character Technical Director in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    the people who become your colleges are amazing

    Cons

    its a slow moving ship and new or experimental ideas are difficult to get by-off

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to Work

    Dec 21, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to be an engineer. The technology team offers a lot of autonomy and diversity of thought. A real fun environment to be a part of with a lot of creative challenges to solve

    Cons

    Much like the larger Disney corporation where individual experiences can differ from studio to studio, the same can be said for department to department within Animation. I happen to be in a department/group that works really well, and lifts everyone up.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 121 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Walt Disney Animation Studios to a friend and 42% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Walt Disney Animation Studios employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Walt Disney Animation Studios. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

56% of Walt Disney Animation Studios employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Walt Disney Animation Studios 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Walt Disney Animation Studios to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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