Deluxe Entertainment

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Deluxe Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
116 Reviews
2.5
116 Reviews
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Deluxe Entertainment CEO Cyril Drabinsky
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working environment is clean and air conditioning works well (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people really do work here, as their motto says (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • High level of office politics, gossip, nepotism, work-life balance does not exist (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management has little to no regard for their employees or the ideas/suggestions of their employees (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    From Family Oriented to Corporate Mess in 5 easy Steps!

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    Former Employee - QC Technician in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - QC Technician in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cannot speak for current, but they did have a positive work culture, events around holidays, bonuses.

    Cons

    High level of office politics, gossip, nepotism, work-life balance does not exist. Bonuses have been removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retool upper level management, remove glut of SVP and VP's, find managers who are aware of the current change in the market and can hire and respond accordingly. Stop purchasing companies and focus on the current product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Low benefit level.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer, Lead in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer, Lead in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has contact to major movie studios.

    Cons

    Not a software company, no good for soft engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ugh

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    not good company is very jaggedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unsatisfying.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great group of co-workers who take pride in what they do
    - decent amount of new technology being introduced all the time
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    Cons

    - Great workers are not given the value/recognition they deserve
    - Very low pay (i can only speak for myself)
    - Director level and above have no clue how to manage what few employees they have left ( CORP IT)
    - Extremely low moral with no end in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a pay cut or give up your yearly bonus so that you can bring all your employees up to appropriate salaries for the work they do, not just based on what they are titled as.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lead Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work, hands on work

    Cons

    No career plan, upper management cut off, no communication of company performance or goals, employees are only appreciated after they lay down papers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to retain the already lean workforce. Also do market analysis on pay levels and provide more competitive pays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. The divisions are filled with smart hard working staff.

    Cons

    Top management is distant and do not seem to care much about learning the business. Goals are pushed down with little to no thought to reality. There is a high turn over due to the low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the right people and not just those that threaten to quit or just complain the most.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leaves no time for life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment

    Pros

    not a lot to say about this

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, just not a good pace for students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Sad to see where this company has gone...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people work there. Benefits are not bad and the 401K is good.

    Cons

    Egotistical, uncaring, senior management who make outrageous deals and then leave it to the lower level employees to figure out how to get it done. (And you better get it done, or YOU are to blame.) They continually cut resources, lay-off great people, make salaried employees work ridiculous hours while scrutinizing hourly employees to make sure they don't go into overtime. They have no care or concern for their clients. The model is to bring in as much work as possible so that when the current clients pull their work, there will be new blood right behind them. It has become a glorified factory where they outsource as much as possible because it's all about saving a dime. So, so sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your current clients and take care of your long-term employees. Stop laying off people who make the highest salaries and utilize their experience and expertise instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with some funny and cool people.
    Get free coffee and snacks.
    See some famous people come in on occasion.
    Learn a ton about the industry and post, be directly in the middle of huge production work.

    Cons

    Work for people that hate their jobs.
    Work for barely livable pay.
    Have a hard time moving up unless the "cool kids" like you or unless you kiss ass.
    Some people are catty and will turn on you at the drop of a hat.
    Get used to your boss taking their stress out on you.. it happens in various departments.
    You will see a massive wave of people come and go with your time here.
    You will not be trained well because.. yup that's just why so good luck-it's sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of paying the lower level staff crap, gut the upper management and rearrange staff. Have HR look into people that have been there too long that have high staff turnover in their departments. Offer incentives to your employees. They work very hard and deserve to be praised rather than picked apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely overworked unless you are "In" with the Senior brass

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Benefits
    - Lower/Mid level employees are smart/amazing to work with. Team work is a plus. More experienced employees willing to help less experience in most cases.
    - Bagels on Thursday
    - Nice area with close restaurants
    - Good coffee

    Cons

    - Senior Management takes on any projects/any deadline and expect low levels employees to figure out how to complete it. Even if employees have to work multiple 24hr shifts and 7 to 14 days in a row very often. Senior management leaves by 6pm daily.

    - Management leads as if you owe them something for hiring you instead of encouraging growth.

    - Far too many Senior VP's hired which leads to lay offs of lower level employees to pay for them.

    - HR is only concerned with making Senior Management happy. NOT at all concerned for employees.

    - No real chance for advancement. Upper management hired from outside instead of promoted within.

    - Approved vacation time often cancelled with little to no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't a sweat shop. You are losing extremely talented employees to competitors because of the way you treat people. Not sure how you look in the mirror and think you are good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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