Deluxe Entertainment

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Deluxe Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
113 Reviews
2.2
113 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
  • Upper management has little to no regard for their employees or the ideas/suggestions of their employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Terrible work life balance, Messy Software Development and release cycle (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Visionary in Movie Industry but lacking in IT Technology

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    Former Employee - Quality Analyst  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Deluxe Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Deluxe was founded by a visionary man who worked hard to make this company what it is today - the largest post production distributor. Great managers who promote team work.

    Cons

    The film work tracking software is old and lacks modern technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade software technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    not good company is very jaggedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deluxe Entertainment...Layoffs across the board, stay away.

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    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Current Employee - Production Manager

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

    Pros

    Not really too much to add for "Pros". Some good people work there but they are out numbered 10 to 1 by the VPs and Directors who do absolutely nothing. It's who you know, not what you do.

    Cons

    They company is in the middle of major layoffs across all the business units. Employees were told the first two quarters of 2014 were terrible, 3rd quarter doesn't look any better, 4th quarter won't make up for 2014 years losses. Current staff will expect another year without a raise in compensation. This has been going on for years so there is no light at the end of the tunnel with this company. CFO John Suh holds a meeting a few months ago telling everyone how great and diverse the company is doing, and now we have layoffs. Mr. Suh is doing to Deluxe what he did with Technicolor. I guess nobody else wanted the job so Deluxe hires a person that ran Technicolor to the ground. It looks as though he is right on track with Deluxe as well. Since he came on board, there has been no upside at all, work environment is terrible, no morale at all. Current staff are all seeking employment elsewhere since there is absolutely no reason to stay with this company. The only people who want to stay are the over paid VPs and Directors who are protected by their political connections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top Heavy with inconsistent leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depends on which division of the company, but generally there is good energy and lots of good people doing good work.

    Cons

    Unbalanced payscale leads to dissatisfaction among rank and file. Leadership at various divisions is mixed at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster sense of community among all employees. Brand unity would be a good start for all various business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company! Very Corrupted and Toxic Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    I don't see any pros with this company. To me, it was a mistake to accept their offer.

    Cons

    Corporate IT is horrible. Dirty management. CIO, PMO, and VP of IT constantly lie and are very corrupt. Their knowledge about the IT area which they are managing is very limited to nothing. They pay for B1 Visa and green cards so they can get cheap labor and employees can't leave due to the sponsorship, even though everyone at the low level is pretty much used to being abused. Nepotism practiced. Disparity with pay. Not collegiate. Cliques. Not employee oriented. Conniving. Very capitalistic. Unfair and inconsistent practices and policies.
    As a result, IT Cop provides very bad services to their customers and to the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the IT Corp upper management starting from the CIO, PMO and VPs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unsatisfying.

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    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 for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corrupt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment

    Pros

    Laxed and casual environment, great kitchen perks like vast selection of food, snacks, beverages; artsy, movie screenings...

    Cons

    Dirty management - not all, but most are corrupt. Nepotism practiced. Disparity with pay. Not collegiate. Cliques. Not employee oriented. Conniving. Very capitalistic. Unfair and inconsistent practices and policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above avg pay and 401k match

    Cons

    The worst environment I've ever worked in. Things got exponentially worse when the new mgmt came on board two years ago. One of the executive mgmt members came from Panavision a business that he apparently ran into the ground. Now he's running Deluxe into the ground.

    Stay away from Deluxe. This is a place where your life and career come to die!! Avoid this toxic place at all costs!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Too arrogant to listen to anyone. But, doesn't look like they're doing anything right either since there has been a mass exodus of talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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