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Nice on the outside looking in

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lucasfilm

Pros

You'll learn a lot about how NOT to run a company.
It looks good on your resume.

Cons

Too many people here are so afraid of losing their jobs that they've lost sight of why Lucasfilm used to be such a great company. It was creative and innovative in the beginning. Now they're just playing catch-up with all other entertainment companies. Don't expect to find mentor opportunities or any chance of real advancement. Disney is calling the shots now, so be prepared to go through a large committee's dissection and approval for any ideas you may have.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just hire your buddies. Think of the bigger picture and the BEST people for the job. Take more risks. Stop stabbing each other in back, and start looking towards the future. Keeping fans happy and looking for ways to get new fans should always be your number one priority.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It looks good on the resume...

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's just great to be in a creative space! The people are such a delight with some great personalities. The benefits are good and we had bonus! The Christmas party/gifts and the 4th of July picnic were a highlight. However this was all before Disney came...

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive, in fact many leave and go on to make double of what they were making here. Management isn't that great and someone is always threatening to go to HR. The overall company has changed dramatically since "The Mouse" came along and laid off hundreds of people. It will never be the same and that sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good in the beginning but progressively downward. Now owned by Disney so hopefully the changes will be good.

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The talent around you, your peers, the industry, the location, the technology.

    Cons

    No career growth or training. You come in skills but then get stale. The industry will pass you by. Salary's are on the low end of the scale. The ones who get noticed and get ahead are the ones without families who can work 50-60 hours a week and at all hours of the night. Working from home is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way of the people actually making the magic happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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