Walt Disney Animation Studios Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "DQ ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL PVT.LTD."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    ANIMATION IS MY CAREER

    Cons

    There was good environment. but i leave reason of only very far distance my native place.

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  2. "All Characters"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Character Artist in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    disney characters and sequel characters

    Cons

    we working on job Walt Disney Animation Studios

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work, limited growth"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of perks when working for Disney and the animation studio offers a lot on top of that. Really great group of people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for software engineering growth, low compensation

  4. "saada Northern"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Performance Monitor - Hassockfield in Salalah
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Because I'm good at drawing and thinking of developing better to get more support and better ideas for Disney

    Cons

    The agreement is in drawing and helping with the team at Mickey Mouse only

  5. "Not for everyone"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Media Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very happy people, nice environment, great perks and health care

    Cons

    work too long, no room for growth, no one cares what you have to say unless you're a VP or above, cult feeling

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  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The team is fantastic and prioritizes quality content.

    Cons

    It has the same struggles as any large company.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, great projects, feel like part of a community

    Cons

    Long hours of crunch, can feel like cog in a machine

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing place; very political"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being in the building and around the artists was inspiring. Lots of amazing content being created and activities to be part of. Some truly wonderful people and products you could be proud of.

    Cons

    Non-production departments were often second class and middle management was very political and it was hard to have new ideas or advance in your career.

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  9. Helpful (10)

    "Unfortunately not... the happiest place on earth"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package (perks), working at a legacy studio with some of the greatest artists and talent on the planet, very comfortable building with inspiring artwork gracing the halls, parking on campus and decent food options both on campus and near by.

    Cons

    A dismal Onboarding plan for artist (depending on department). Reactionary management and poor show supervision. Fear based management tactics, employees are afraid to loose their jobs, or get pushed out of their department and not get to go back, or be written up by show leadership and there's little recourse . Most employees have little experience outside Disney and they're afraid to leave or look to see what's available in the industry whether it be software, workflow, tactics and so it's a bit outdated in approach (like most legacy studios).

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Visual Development Artist/Back Ground Painter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walt Disney Animation Studios full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good studio to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons to offer

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