Lucasfilm Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people, great location, lots of talent, (in 7 reviews)

  • The company has an incredible legacy to uphold; Star Wars is a tough IP to beat (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay that is nowhere near industry standard (in 5 reviews)

  • Incompetent senior management who don't understand the businesses they are in (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work, but difficult to move up

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

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful campus, cool perks like movie screening and company parties. You're surrounded by smart and creative people working on awesome things.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance in your job. Pay is lower than industry standard. Definitely feels more corporate since Disney took over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fantastic Ride

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Note that I'm giving this review for pre-Disney Lucasfilm, as I left around the time that Disney was starting to make changes to the culture of Lucasfilm
    - Great Work/Life Balance
    - Mostly great upper management
    - Great Benefits
    - Fabulous campus, access to parks/bridge/Marina
    - Great Classes and company-sponsored events

    Cons

    - Less pay than peers, as they feel they are compensating you with the glory of working for Star Wars
    - Absolute pain to commute there. Build a subway from downtown already!
    - Not a lot of parking
    - Now owned by Disney, which is slaughtering the benefits and "small company" feel
    - If you work for ILM as an artist, then the hours can be terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ILM - the people get burnt out so fast, and have almost zero morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant to Publishing Team in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant to Publishing Team in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    This job has amazing perks and a great "family" environment. Everyone here is so nice and easy to work with. It's a great environment for creativity and it's fun to be around people with common interests. There really is room to grow and learn in your career and also many opportunities to learn other parts of the industry (such as animation, publicity, licensing, etc.).

    Cons

    Not many cons to this job - so far so good... and I've been here for a year!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great culture, benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Lucas was a great place to be employed. The culture was fantastic and it was great working with a such creative minds for the time that I was there.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of opportunity for movement as most people stayed with the company for decades.

  6. Amazing...

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    Former Intern - Desktup Support Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Desktup Support Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working conditions, and awesome people. It was amazing to be surrounded by original props from films and games from my childhood -- while rubbing elbows with the best in the industry. The Presidio is beautiful and the food and catering options delicious. Everyone works together to create the best, whether it is the IT support to Technical Directors. Opportunities for lateral movement within the company is great. There are also lots of great opportunities outside of work - Parties at Skywalker Ranch, inter-company softball league, coding challenges, etc.

    Cons

    Not sure how things are since being sold to Disney, and LucasArts being shutdown... Just the idea of no more LucasArts is still depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where the company started, and the great things outside of the Star Wars IP -- Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, Indiana Jones, Full Throttle. So many things to capitalize on outside of Star Wars!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Best Company Ever

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

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

    Pros

    very friendly and fun culture

    Cons

    it became sad after acquired by Disney

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Fun and energetic

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

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks were great, great people, great IP

    Cons

    Salary was always way below industry

    No opinion of CEO
  9. good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    george lucas, good quality work

    Cons

    competitive- not too many cons

  10. Golden Handcuffs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Great work environment, solid work-life balance,

    Cons

    No one was working for anything - which lead to politics being the main focus of everyone's day.

  11. Exciting place for film fans

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you love movies, great perks. Speaker series, free film screenings and the fact that you are working with creative geniuses. Many nice people and beautiful offices.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for career advancement. Low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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