Lucasfilm Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy (no image)
Kathleen Kennedy
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "A chance to touch Star Wars is fantastic(in 18 reviews)

  • "Mostly great people to work with(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, little chance of advancement, shrinking margins for revenue and regular cycles of artist layoffs as work ebbs and flows(in 12 reviews)

  • "In the process of becoming a true movie studio again, there are some growing pains in regards to upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Best Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at animation is incredible, such a family atmosphere that you wouldn't expect at a large studio.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best for the living in San Francisco

  2. "Great Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and management that actually cares. Cares about inclusion.

    Cons

    no real cons - certain positions work longer hours depending on the projects but nothing major.

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  3. "Great People"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Talented, smart, great people doing cutting edge work

    Cons

    An industry known for very long hours

  4. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Lead 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there before George Lucas sold the company. It was a great place filled with tons of really talented people and lots of interesting projects. Like any big, prestigious place to work for, it can be hard to stand-out amongst a lot of talented people. I was lucky and had my opportunities to work on things that were rewarding for me, but it can be easy to remain stagnant.

    Cons

    People go to work at Lucasfilm for an opportunity to work on something really interesting, but the overall compensation is on the lower end of what you can expect.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Went From The Jedi Council To The First Order"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Good/talented people. Nice Location. Fun content.

    Cons

    Cliques. Politics-game playing. Pettiness. Hyper scrutiny. Secrecy to where upper management keeps their employees in the dark.

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  6. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary everyone is helpful and willing to train

    Cons

    You must be able to stomach working project to project otherwise not for you

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, now just OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Mostly great people to work with. Nerds dream come true.

    Cons

    Disney changed things. More profit driven. Less care about making a good movie. Less care about its employees.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "It's not what you think"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Met some good people and made good connections.

    Cons

    Discrimination, HR witch-hunts, cult like mentality among the cliques, rampant gaslighting.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Inspiring atmosphere, but no growth or career path"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Fun, friendly atmosphere with creative people who are passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Low pay, little chance of advancement, shrinking margins for revenue and regular cycles of artist layoffs as work ebbs and flows.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented and good people. Film Industry.

    Cons

    Discrimination, politics, management cliques, HR

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