Lucasfilm Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
72 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
  • Incompetent senior management who don't understand the businesses they are in (in 5 reviews)

  • Once Star Wars 7-9 are complete, there will be no need for a north bay entertainment studio (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I learned more about what it takes to run a company, much less a film company, at Lucasfilm.

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are friendly, the surroundings were comfortable, the amenities are first class, compensation was fair, as were the benefits. Outstanding Christmas gifts!

    Cons

    Upper management was a bit distant, and not communicable. Unfocused direction in certain departments. Recognition and promotion were rather difficult to achieve. Inflexibility with exploring new avenues of revenue and company growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, more communication. Recognition of lower management and the "grunts" for maintaining day to day unglamorous tasks.

    Recommends
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    Sr. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    People, Product, and Innovation. Well rounded company with history of hard earned achievements.

    Cons

    Low to change longstanding processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lucasfilm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Located in the Presidio with a beautiful view of the Bay.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Lucasfilm.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Top notch colleagues, offices, and work all associated with the Lucasfilm franchises of Star Wars and Indiana Jones! True small company, family atmosphere.

    Cons

    No equity compensation but that is made up for by a higher base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep teams small and focused, and keep those offices forever!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The best internship experience ever.

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    Former Employee - Marketing/PR Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing/PR Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great internship experience.
    You work with the brightest and best talents in the industry.
    The internship program has been set up really well. The Jedi Academy has a lot of activities that involve other interns to interact with each other.
    The people in the departments include you in their meetings and value your opinion. I truly felt part of the team.

    Cons

    There are some politics that you get to witness. While you do see the tension, it is a good experience since you can see what it would feel like to work in a corporate environment.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work with thoughtful leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Team culture, IP, location, location, location, parties
    The people are amazing

    Cons

    pay
    bonus
    holidays
    food is too good so you gain weight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more bold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working in a leading company in the entertainment industry, this is the coolest job ever!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    -Engaging and encouraging work environment
    -What you do will be viewed/played by millions of people
    -Your job actually makes a huge impact in the world
    -Fantastic co-workers
    -Access to coolest parties

    Cons

    -Highly challenging tasks, working in the top of the line company in the entertainment industry, your work has to be of best quality possible, and sometimes that can be very challenging when there's a huge time limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much, I received timely feedback and very constructive criticism, I felt like part of the team and they recognize me for the work I've done. I had a fantastic time working there

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    Awesome culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Fun culture, casual dress code, alot to learn, great benefits, offer permanent roles instead of contract jobs, flexible and funky

    Cons

    annual leave entitlement can be increased, overtime working hours for artist can be reviewed accordingly, better communication between US and Spore.

    Recommends
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    Casual work environment

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

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Beautiful place to be working. Even if you are not a hardcore Star Wars geek, you will enjoy working here.

    Cons

    The location is somewhat isolated. IP is taken very seriously, so employees always have to be careful what they say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team does a great job of providing a real sense of community to the company's employees, especially given the breadth of work being done.

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  11.  

    Overall a great experience and helped me move up!

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

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn in different businesses
    location, location, location the offices are amazing
    food is excellent (maybe too good)

    Cons

    slim holidays
    they need a better games room
    be more flexible with visits to Skywalker on weekends
    Assist employees on buying game consoles so they can use the products; assistance with a PS3 so we could watch the movies on Blu Ray would be great, they are coming out on blu ray soon aren't they?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about time off it justifies pushing people more

    Recommends
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