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Lucasfilm Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
80 Reviews
3.2
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 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.

  2.  

    Amazing...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktup Support Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Desktup Support Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm as an intern (less than an 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
  3.  

    Best Company Ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    very friendly and fun culture

    Cons

    it became sad after acquired by Disney

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Exciting place for film fans

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In certain departments, you can work flexible hours.
    People are very friendly.
    Nice campus. Starbucks right outside.
    Nice perks, like early Saturday screenings, art classes etc.
    Daycare in the same building.

    Cons

    After Disney took over, the culture, the bond we shared are now allmost all gone.
    Hard to move between departments.
    Dont expext high salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lose what we had pre Disney. Find a way to bring the culture back, as that was one of the perks of working there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Came at a bad time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great brand, some really nice people. I think at one time, it would have been a great place to work.

    Cons

    Bad communication within management - no direction or respect for work being done. Some very negative people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word, empower your employees, do not tear them down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Not what it used to be

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented, passionate people. Beautiful location and working facility. Strong desire by long term employees to protect the brand.

    Cons

    A shell of its former self after Disney acquisition. No common goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine the overall company mission. It's still incredibly unclear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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