LucasArts Reviews

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Kevin Parker
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  • CRUNCH MADNESS (not that it matters anymore)

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    Former Employee - AUDIO LEAD, SENIOR TECHNICAL SOUND DESIGNER in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - AUDIO LEAD, SENIOR TECHNICAL SOUND DESIGNER in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LucasArts (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with some of the most talented artists in the gaming development field who were inspiring, full of insight and passion, and truly in love with game development.

    Cons

    At least 6 months of excessive crunch on most titles. 80-100+ hour work weeks. This was entirely due to incompetent managerial decisions and clueless studio executives (all but 2..)

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what game you are going to make in pre-production before you actually start development..


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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at LucasArts.

    Interview

    During a chat with the recruiter we scheduled an online test. I was given a set of math/programming questions and 3 hours of time I believe. The questions were relatively hard to finish in the allotted time as some of them (rendering ones) needed a fair amount of explanation. The next round was a phone call with technical lead, and then an onsite interview, which had a common structure - pairs of people (programmers, rendering people or tech artists) asking various questions (sometimes with white board).

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Website www.lucasfilm.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, filmmaker George Lucas founded a software company to entertain audiences with something other than movies. Lucasfilm Entertainment (which does business as LucasArts) produces games for computers and home video game consoles. Much of that source material is, of course, the "Star Wars" films created by Lucas. LucasArts has more "Star Wars" games than you can shake a lightsaber at and it also produces games based on Lucasfilm's successful trilogy of "Indiana Jones" films, as well as other titles such as the popular and acclaimed... More

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