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DreamWorks Animation Interview Questions

Updated 3 May 2019
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    Heard from a recruiter a few weeks after submitting my online application. Scheduled a phone interview, and the same day she offered me an in-person interview for the next day. The team was super nice and the questions were very straightforward. The recruiter told me it would be about 2 weeks. Emailed her to follow up, and she responded a week later to schedule a phone call, in which she told me I did not get the position. Up until this point, I had really enjoyed my experience interviewing with DreamWorks, but I thought it was very bizarre to schedule a one minute phone call to reject someone and not give any real feedback on their performance.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your favorite movie (doesn't have to be DreamWorks)?   Answer Question

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    Prop Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They reviewed my portfolio and checked with my past employers for background. I didn't have to take a test like at other studios. I met the art director and we went over some examples of the style of the show I would be working on. Overall it was very casual.

    Interview Questions

    • It was more of a conversation to get to know each other.   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me out of the blue and asked if I would be interested in the position. We had a quick phone interview and then I went in the following week. The interview went well and was very relaxed.

    The recruiter and I had another phone call to touch base. She said they really liked me and that I would be contacted for the second round soon. Some time went by, so I sent her an email, no response. I called, but couldn't get ahold of her. I called the woman I interviewed with; she said they were still interviewing candidates and that I would be contacted the next week. The next week I emailed the recruiter again, no response. I never heard from them ever again! So weird considering they contacted me about the position and then told me they liked me.

    Interview Questions

    • Very easy, the interview was more of a conversation than a lot of questions.   Answer Question

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    VFX Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    There was actually a preliminary interview at a hotel during during the SIGGRAPH conference in LA, then a follow-up zoom videoconference with three people, followed by an on-site interview in Glendale.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me the coolest thing about you that isn't on your resume.   1 Answer
    • Imagine that it's three years from now and you're being fired from this job. Can you tell us why this is happening?   1 Answer

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    My process interviewing for DWA was wonderful. I went in for 1 interview and heard back with an offer 2 weeks later. Great Culture here. I was asked great questions and the people interviewing me treated me with respect and even had a good sense of humor.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any television experience?   1 Answer

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    Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    Was cold called by a recruiter to see if I was interested in hearing more about positions. Replied with an interest in hearing about them. Was never contacted again. Would of been nice to get a reply or some information, and not just thrown to the side. Especaially after them initially contacting me,

    Interview Questions

    • Would you like to hear more?   1 Answer

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    Teamworks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA (US)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Fairly simple. I applied online and heard back about 3 weeks later. The HR recruiter was nice and let me know that she wanted me to come in for an interview. She advised me about what the position would entail and asked me what my favorite movie was.

    Interview Questions

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    Production Assistant (TV) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Los Angeles, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I'd applied for the position online but I also received a general employee referral which, if I'm being honest, is probably why the recruiters noticed me (I don't know a single person whose gotten a production job at Dreamworks from blindly applying online but I hope to be proved wrong!).

    I first received a phone call from one of their recruiters asking if I was still interested in the position. Once I said yes we discussed more specifics about the job (responsibilities, pay, benefits, etc) as well as my own previous experience.

    The next day the recruiter scheduled me for an in person interview a week later. My in person interview was with the show's line producer and production manager (who were both very nice and professional). It was all pretty straight forward: we discussed my general interest in animation and my previous experience and how it might transfer to this new role.

    I heard back a week later from the initial recruiter that the show decided to go with another candidate.

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    TV Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation (Glendale, CA (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    It was relatively easy. I received a phone call and the phone interview was about 15 minutes. Then I received an email back saying that the following teams would like to interview with me. The interviews were over video chat. The following week I received a call offering me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Why apply for this position? Why Dreamworks?
      2) What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DreamWorks Animation.

    Interview

    Quick and friendly. Interview with recruiter followed by in person interview then another interview with someone on the team. More of a personality interview. Tell me about your experience. Tell me about a time - situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why dreamworks? Strengths and weaknesses. Situational questions   Answer Question

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