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Walt Disney Animation Studios President, Pixar and Disney Animation Ed Catmull
Ed Catmull
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  • Also, middle management has gotten over-inflated in size and sense of importance (in 4 reviews)

  • Sometimes there are really long hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Childhood Dreams Broken"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The perks are decent, if you qualify for a Silver Pass (not everyone does). There are some decent and kind human beings in the company, but they are few.

    Cons

    Be prepared for a top down culture that encourages bullying and enables some seriously sociopathic behavior from show creators and "creatives". The lower on the ladder you are, be prepared to be treated poorly and no one will help you or stop it or report it. Moving out of lower positions is often blocked or made discouragingly difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There should be zero tolerance for bullying. No one should be allowed to abuse (verbally and in at least once instance physically) crew members. No one should be allowed to defame those that work under them because they're mad someone wants to leave their show.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "scale of 1 to 10- 10 being extremely satisfied. I am at 6. Just right of neutral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cartoonist/Animator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Cartoonist/Animator in Burbank, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and perks. Free amusement park entrance is the best perk out of all.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. Very cliquey. Unqualified people seem to get promoted because they are friends with the right people. Qualified people are left in middle management positions to rot.
    Communications is horrible. Information is limited, you feel kept in the dark about projects that youare working on. There is no loyalty. Employees are just drones. HR is two faced and can't be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, straightforwardness. Integrity. Do what you say you are going to do and just be honest. The corporate culture breeds insecurity and paranoia about having a job or soon getting laid off. It is a toxic place to work.


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