Pixar Animation Studios Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2021

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4.3
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Pixar Animation Studios President  Jim Morris
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13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and a beautiful campus(in 21 reviews)

  • "Collaborative work environment, Highly skilled co-workers, Work on inspiring content, Great benefits(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is also shockingly low for the Bay Area and for a successful studio(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours, low pay, and stressful at times(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "i am a 3d artist"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 3D Animator 

    I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    because i think that animation is my passion

    Cons

    i am new but i have some abilities to make creative

  2. "Awesome"

    4.0
    Current Employee - 3D Modeling in Calcutta

    I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    Production house is quite good

    Cons

    Good studio challenge hard work

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  3. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Production Assistant 

    I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios

    Pros

    good place to work, awesome team

    Cons

    nothing bad trust me you will enjoy

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  4. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment and an amazing team

    Cons

    No downsides at all for Pixar

  5. "Atmosphere work place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    Atmosphere in the Kitchen is sometimes unfriendly

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  6. "A great place to grow up."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pixar Animation Studios part-time

    Pros

    Immediate name recognition as a leader in the field. Work with amazing artists in a stimulating and rewarding environment. Get to feel like you're working in Hollywood without actually working in Hollywood.

    Cons

    It's not a small company... I was there since it was under 100 people big, so it's hard to know what it's like for someone just starting out and trying to have an impact. Low salaries compared to other tech jobs.

  7. "Great people, but mid-sized company movement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pixar Animation Studios full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the kindest, most caring people around. People work here because they're committed to making the best CG animated films, and not because of the pay.

    Cons

    Now that Pixar has grown into a mid-sized company room for growth and movement has become glacial. If you're aiming for a job with lots of opportunities, this probably isn't the place. If you're in admin the pay can be downright abysmal.

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  8. "Positive"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Shading Artist in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Pixar Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture; inclusive, knowledgeable, and fun!

    Cons

    Location is too close to Oakland and living expenses of the bay area are through the roof.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work at Pixar! Killer pickup basketball and soccer ... on the campus! Great gym, pool! Oh my - it’s a country club barely outside West Oakland

    Cons

    Fear of the chain of command is deep seeded on the tech side, people are afraid to speak up, to be creative

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  10. "Great place to work if you care about making films"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pixar Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful projects, great people, extraordinary culture.

    Cons

    If you're not interesting in filmmaking, probably not for you.

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