DreamWorks Animation Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 7 Dec 2020

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48 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 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay compared to other studios(in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Pros and cons of DreamWorks"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Animator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food, friendly environment and good place to hangout

    Cons

    Low pay scale,less benifits and high working hours

  2. COVID-19

    "Best workplace ever"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Creative Marketing Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing work culture - the people here love coming to work. It's very motivating, and I didn't find any toxic relationships at the marketing department 2. Great HR - The HR department really emphasizes mental health and respect at the workplace 3. Free lunch - honestly, what more can I say? I gained weight interning before I was offered this job. Sad that we don't have this benefit during covid

    Cons

    1. Lack of diversity - I know this isn't the case in some departments, but I find that there aren't many people of color in my department 2. Low pay - As a contractor, I make barely above minimum wage, and I know the pay would increase as a full time, but just a heads up.


  3. "Amazing company, fantastic work culture, and best internship experience for the three months."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent resources for learning - Surrounded by talented artists and workers that support your goals - Free food - Campus is beautiful - Open to hearing your thoughts and concerns for your goals

    Cons

    - Low pay but the experience is extremely valuable

  4. Helpful (3)

    "DWTV - You realize how bad the company is once you leave"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free food (but the food sucks after a year) - The people are great - Nice campus! - You learn a lot under tight deadlines. - They try to keep you on for another project. - Cool events.

    Cons

    - Very low pay compared to other studios. They tend to hire new people so they can pay them less. - I've seen many of my friends taken advantage of and asked to do tasks above their paygrade/position, but not get the promotion/pay bump. - Poor upper management planning and tendency to give irrelevant notes. None of the execs have creative backgrounds and it does ruin the show. - No risk taking - shows come out pretty... bad. - Not enough development/smart planning time to make a show successful. - It's a constant repetitive grind with inflexible deadlines. - Budgets are very tight.

  5. "Ok"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    I sometimes like it here

    Cons

    Low pay and of course the benefits are not good

  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation

    Pros

    Passionate people who love the company

    Cons

    Not much other than semi-low pay

  7. "Accounting"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DreamWorks Animation for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture. Enjoyed coming into work. Perks. Benefits.

    Cons

    Got bought out. Low pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Television Department"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DreamWorks Animation full-time

    Pros

    Greatest group of people to work with. Free breakfast and lunch. I have not experienced many egos. Everyone treats their coworkers with respect. Growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    Low pay especially for entry level positions.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "So much to love, but things might change after merger"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people, great product, gorgeous work environment, pride of workmanship, free breakfast & lunch

    Cons

    Very low pay, and very mutable work environment since merger

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  10. "Below average pay, above average people/culture."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, free (good!) food, movie screenings, and pretty clear upward mobility.

    Cons

    Very low pay, a lot of nepotism surrounding low level employees. nothing is free- keeps people near the desk so they can continue to work.

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