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Pretty great as a first job

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

Pros

Lots of connections to people who are in the industry. I am glad that I got this opportunity to meet so many people.

Cons

It seems that most of the employees find it a great job except there is always a sense that they feel they could be given more respect by management and that they are considered disposable.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Good place to work, it is...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    I was there a little over three months and I had a completely positive experience working on "Red Tails". Everyone worked so well together towards successful results on projects. You can see employees were happy to be there each day as Mr. Lucas made the workplace an absolutely amazing place to be.

    Cons

    I wish they understood the importance of socialized business. We worked hard to bring this to the company and they didn't want any part of it. It seems like a creative company with an old-school sensibility towards social marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good to know I'm not the only one who found it miserable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Until the late 2000s, Lucasfilm had a GREAT environment, really respectful, really collaborative, really fun. Then, it changed. Here are the only "pro's" I can think of:

    *Great views at the gym and cafeteria at Presidio
    *Fun to go to Skywalker Ranch
    *Very pretty campuses
    *Decent salaries
    *Co-workers who feel they are in the same boat

    Cons

    Here are the con's:
    *Paranoid
    *Unfriendly senior management (though I met George and he's very nice)
    *Incompetent senior management who don't understand the businesses they are in
    *A focus on finances--a bad sign at a company with dwindling business prospects
    *Not very good food at the cafeteria
    *A culture of distrust and silo mentality
    *Over-reliance on one single aspect of the business, namely Star Wars
    *Lack of transparency into their other businesses like SkySound and ILM
    *Completely convoluted management and business structure
    *Paranoia, paranoia, paranoia, paranoia!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change.

    Fast.

    And change your management team while you're at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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