DreamWorks Animation Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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4.1
82%
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74%
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31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance, really nice people, free food (for now)(in 75 reviews)

  • "Lots of responsibilities, great intern enrichment program, lots of connection between departments, free breakfast and lunch, focus on intern education(in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay compared to other studios(in 18 reviews)

  • "Poor upper management planning and tendency to give irrelevant notes(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Classes, Opportunity to Learn, Culture, and Morale Events

    Cons

    Production is underpaid compared to other place.

  2. "Friendly Environment with few issues"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Projects were run pretty well from the get go. Benefits were okay.

    Cons

    Very cliquey environment at times. Who you associated with could determine your career development path & timeline.


  3. "Great place to work at"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Amazing talent and artists to work with. Fantastic projects and good opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of growth in the company. However there is not much to complain about DreamWorks India. It is better than most studios in India.

  4. "Great Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is extremely supportive

    Cons

    You have to take initiative your own growth, but that's work.

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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Low stress. Free food.

    Cons

    A bit more difficult to get a promotion then other places.

  6. "The best"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It’s cool and very nice

    Cons

    It’s a lot to do and consuming

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  7. "Amazing culture!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is amazing Friendly coworkers Beautiful campus! Free breakfast and lunch

    Cons

    Typically lower than average salary, but the benefits usually make up for that.

  8. "Lovely campus, but diminishing interest in quality animation"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free food, lovely campus, fun events

    Cons

    CEO is uninterested in quality, breaks union rules and sets a low bar for pay compared to other studios. Tons of new opportunity also leads to too many young department heads. HR department‘s #1 goal is to keep wages low, rather than serve and protect staff from the bad apples.

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  9. "Great!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed time there a lot

    Cons

    Slow growth and was ready for more

  10. "Not Good For Tech"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Producing good content, interesting people.

    Cons

    Anti-Tech culture, no upward mobility, corporate culture, limited time off

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