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Culver City, CA (US)
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Film Production & Distribution
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Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation
Sony Pictures Animation has declared open season on the animated feature film industry. As part of Sony Digital Production (along with special effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks and digital marketing company Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive), it has developed and ... Read more

Sony Pictures Animation Reviews

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Culver City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Culver City, CA (US)
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    I worked at Sony Pictures Animation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people, employees are respected.

    Cons

    - I was respected, but not necessarily trusted to do my job the right way. Was mostly a set of hands.
    - Most of the movies are not great. Not too proud to work on them.
    - Upper-level politics among executives create a TON of problems (particularly at SPE, not SPA).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating better movies. Trust your artists to create art.

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Sony Pictures Animation Interviews

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    Senior Animator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sony Pictures Animation (Vancouver, BC) in October-2010.

    Interview

    Telephone interview as coming from overseas. Very polite and friendly. When filling out the background check didn't realise that half the info was not mandatory, so included a lot of very personal information such as former salaries that are not really relevant and NOT a requirement. Yet no on pointed this out to me until I arrived and my colleagues here was amazed that they would inquire so much personal info.

    Interview Questions

    • During the phone interview itself no unexpected questions, very friendly and informative talk about the project and the city they are located in.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    10 mins on the phone, took a pay cut in favor of working on a big project. In hindsight could have pushed more.

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