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Directors Guild of America Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
9 Reviews

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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Directors Guild of America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Hands on Experience. Got to visit union members on set.

    Cons

    Other employees werent engaging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The good ole boys always rule!

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Directors Guild of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best benefits I've had in my career.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities for employees with adequate salary compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more money based on education, skill set, and quality of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sexually Harrasses

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Directors Guild of America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is unimaginably high.

    Cons

    Sexual Harassment is rampant from producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Professional and straightforward with prestige

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Directors Guild of America as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a great guild to be a member of for the benefits, health insurance, and retirement. Guild protects members and employees alike.

    Cons

    Not really any cons that I can think of because it is a very prestigious guild to be a part of -- everyone from members to regular employees seem happy and very well taken care of within the company and guild itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management could be more warm with employees and guild members alike

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Talk to high profile Directors and their representatives all day.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Directors Guild of America

    Pros

    basic 9-6 job. Stable and great benefits.

    Cons

    no room for promotion unless you become a lifer. Overall management is slow with everything. Micromanaging can become frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being petty about everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    meh

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

    I worked at Directors Guild of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -access to movie screenings
    -meeting interesting people...sometimes.
    -nice facilities

    Cons

    -PAY SUCKS!
    -most people in the industry are bitter, rude, pretentious, elitist, type A jerks.
    -no training
    -very little in terms of positive feedback
    -no room for advancement
    -crap hours
    -really just an elite hollywood club masquerading as labor union
    -it's hard to feel good about fighting the good fight when members make $3k a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop spending money on first class airplane tickets and PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE!

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

    Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be. -- Lionel Barrymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Directors Guild of America

    Pros

    Access to DGA Events and Screenings
    Hardworking Staff
    Aloha Friday
    See firsthand the corruption in Hollywood

    Cons

    Countless Obstacles so that money will stay in the DGA's bank account or the Motion Picture Fund's,
    They will ask you to Lie for them and send emails as your own that were written by the Legal dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have not been doing the right thing for a long time. Do the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of boredom punctuated by moments of exciting chaos

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Directors Guild of America

    Pros

    * Access to DGA screenings and events
    * DGA is run like a family and they are fairly protective of their employees and members
    * Power epicenter of Hollywood, however professionalism is the GOLDEN RULE here
    * Flexible scheduling unless it is awards season (Dec-Feb)

    Cons

    * Low pay and no benefits to speak of (as operations manager)
    * Little respect from other departments and little chance of upward mobility (as operations manager)
    * Lots of evening, weekend, and holiday shifts (as operations manager)
    * Lots of boring shifts, but that can be perfect for college students (as operations manager)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've had the same starting rate for Operations Managers for many years now - for the level of responsibility (granted it's not every shift, but still), a higher wage may be warranted, or possibly bonuses for working high profile events or shifts.

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    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Directors Guild of America

    Pros

    It was fun and interesting movies, discussions and conversations with members. Everyone was very friendly and laid back. Great environment!

    Cons

    They paid lower rates than most. Not consistent work. I was not full time there so I can't say too much more!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher rates for contractors, but all and all a great place to work! Nice perks and extras with free movies and interesting workplace!

    Recommends

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