DreamWorks Animation Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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4.2
92%
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88%
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47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, free food (Pre-Covid19)(in 77 reviews)

  • "Lots of responsibilities, great intern enrichment program, lots of connection between departments, free breakfast and lunch, focus on intern education(in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay but the experience is extremely valuable(in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Enjoyable"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Host in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Merlin's Magic Pass Employee Benefits

    Cons

    Incredibly busy during school holidays

  2. "unrealistic and irresponsible projections by senior management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Licensing Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly culture, good social vibe

    Cons

    don't and can't do what they say they can

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  3. "Positive"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Met so many friends

    Cons

    No cons, all was OK when working there.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This was a great place to work whilst it was an independent studio. I worked in the UK office where there was a great atmosphere, true team spirit and significant autonomy in my role. The offices were lovely and in a convenient location and I made genuine friends their who I am still in touch with now.

    Cons

    The purchase of the Studio by NBC Universal.

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  5. "-"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Licensing Director in London, England

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly creative and inspiring studio

    Cons

    Difficult working in a satellite office

  6. "Really good place to work"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Feel free to talk to people and to be honest it's kinda enjoy working place

    Cons

    Well if you look at it, it doesn't look much but you thing I had to was just waiting for customers to come

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  7. "brilliant"

    5.0
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    Cgi Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Great team based all over US and Europe

    Cons

    Long hours to get each contract done in time

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company, people and product."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Consumer Products in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Business run by passionate people, who care about people and product. Unique amongst Hollywood studios, and should be embraced more.

    Cons

    Not enough financial controls makes the business vulnerable. Too many Disney people now trying to change it. DreamWorks has lost sight of what makes it different and special.

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  9. "Amazing place to be an artist!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Supervising Animator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High-quality work. Challenging. A talented team that supports one another and always pushes for growth.

    Cons

    The soft-serve ice cream machine gets turned off an hour before closing. What's up with that??

  10. "Great work culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - SQL Database Engineer in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. you will love working at DWA

    Cons

    A bit underpaid compared to other companies

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