3D Modeler (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – March 27, 2018
DreamWorks is my dream job. I've worked hard to get here, and though nothing is ever set in stone, it is my safe place. The studio feels like a family--very welcoming. The supervisors are generally very concise in their direction and management. Scheduling of employees on shows isn't the best, and some employees get let off after completing a show. Still best place I've ever worked, and I hope to be back soon.
Best advice is that if you get in, make sure you try to cement yourself in. Do whatever you can to make yourself invaluable to your team so that you are in a position where everyone wants you around.
Free breakfast, lunch and snacks, beautiful campus, great company culture
Animation Technician (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – November 29, 2017
I have been in Audio Visual for two decades. As an A/V tech my standards are low in terms of benefits. This place offers breakfast and lunch, big perk, the atmosphere is relaxed but focused, management likes to put you in the best position to succeed. This was a temp gig for me but hoping in the future i get a call!
Free Food all day, relaxed environment, outstanding benefits package to full time employees
Operations Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – August 31, 2017
DreamWorks TV (DWTV) has some of the most talented animators, lighters and creative writers you could ever ask for. Working as a Desktop Support Analyst among such creative people was always as fun as it was rewarding. The hardest part of the job were the times we would have to relocate dozens of users over a weekend. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work alongside like-minded individuals who respected one another, shared ideas and methodologies, and wielded a great sense of humor. It was also fun to participate in wrap parties and new movie screenings. Once a year DWTV hosted "Movie Under the Stars." This is a night where all employees and their guests got together at the Feature Animation campus for a huge picnic and watched a classic movie on a big outdoor screen.
Ergonomic desks, free breakfast and lunch served daily. Great location.
Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – July 9, 2017
Long hours, remarkable people. Strong company culture. Dynamic leadership and exceptional benefits programs, including paid vacations and free lunch. Family friendly environment, strong capacity for advancement.
Great atmosphere and cafeteria, low pay and job security
Administrative Licensing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – June 12, 2017
Working at DreamWorks Animation overall was a good experience, but don't expect to be paid what you're worth or have job security. Pros - The campus is beautiful and lively, the cafeteria serves you complimentary breakfast and lunch, and people are better looking than average, and there are often parties and movies on campus. Cons - The pay is low with small yearly increases! The opportunities for advancement are also low so many employees felt stuck in their positions. As for job security, when their films are doing poorly, I've seen entire marketing departments get cut in half overnight. If someone steps out of line or if you make a mistake, it is not taken lightly. I saw long-time employees let go because of ridiculous ego-driven reasons.
Beautiful campus, free meals and movies, parties
Low pay, few opportunities for advancement, big egos
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – May 3, 2017
Dreamworks is undergoing a lot of transitions but seems to be retaining its core that will keep it as a solid place to work. The environment is a great one to grow in, though the proprietary systems and the type of work makes one pigeon-holed. Hard to complain though with so much good stuff that goes on.
Accounting Coordinator (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – September 7, 2016
This company is a great company to work for. Unlike other studios I have worked for, DreamWorks Animations is very family like. The CEO knows everyones name. I love the free lunches and the family I have developed while working here.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – February 22, 2016
I work as a software intern here and people in the company are really nice and there have many events every day. There provide breakfast and lunch which is very nice. Team members are kind and always discuss together.
Operations Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – November 17, 2015
I supported the technical needs of over 2,000 employees who were mostly concentrated in California, but others who were in London, India and China. In addition, working on technology projects that the studio was pioneering was incredibly rewarding.