Lucasfilm - LucasArts...it ain't what it used to be...but it could get better. | Glassdoor
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    "LucasArts...it ain't what it used to be...but it could get better."

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    Producer in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    LucasArts has access to some of the most powerful licenses in the industry. We also have managed to hire some of the most passionate game developers in the country. The location is amazing, the amenities very nice and the atmosphere is good. The promise of synergy between the various LucasFilm companies is tantalizing.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs and change of administration have left a gaping hole in morale and in the power structure. What is rushing in to the vacuum so far does not appear to be positive (or positive enough) in either case. There are many high level management types who have little to no game development experience. On top of that lack of experience, they seem to genuinely enjoy making decisions that affect everyone... downstream from them without taking those people into consideration (i.e. talking over said changes). I have never seen so many ridiculous charts, graphs, documents and procedures accrue over such a short span in my life. There was a document on how to have a meeting (purportedly to simplify the process) that looked like the flow chart for programming the software to run a nuclear reactor. It was that complicated, not to mention so colorful that it was unreadable and also appeared radioactive.

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    Advice to Management

    Abrupt change in administration left LEC without its heart and soul, and completely ripped the culture of the company apart. Loss of morale, loss of personnel and loss of trust should not come as any surprise to anyone, and yet it continually has surprised senior management. There is something to be said for: * Addressing the company in the manner that we have become accustomed to over the years. That... is to say openly, honestly, publicly and OFTEN. * Acting quickly to stem the tide of losses. * Creating infrastructure without creating redundancies and / or confusion.

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    Lucasfilm2008-08-17
  1. "Different with Disney"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm

    Pros

    -Great work environment -Staff that's very proud of what they're doing which becomes contagious -Great benefits from Disney (if you can get them)

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and lateral movement

    Lucasfilm2018-05-17
  2. "Great Culture, No Room to Grow"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lucasfilm for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic Culture Kind, generous, down to earth people Great communication Amazing Product

    Cons

    No room to grow - The people above you need to leave or die in order for you to get promoted Incredibly Underpaid Daily tasks become repetitive due to small number of employees Terrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    You can't expect to have a great product forever if the turnover rate keeps progressing as it is... and it's due to most of the employees being horribly underpaid. The Supes at the top will burn out from being a linchpin for decades. For the average employee the coolness of the product will eventually wane when they realize that they too are linchpins and don't get paid enough to be one.

    Lucasfilm2019-08-21

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