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Updated 16 May 2019

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Kathleen Kennedy
35 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. "Went From The Jedi Council To The First Order"

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    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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    Lucasfilm2019-05-16
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of Lucasfilm is like no other studio I've worked at yet. Even though the studio was purchased by Disney, it still feels like they attempt to hold onto things that made the culture great in the days of George. Though the Disney culture can be seen slowly taking over, things like the annual 4th of July picnic, trivia night, and other things harken back to the feel of before. The employees who are in the trenches, doing the work, are some of the most passionate and talented people I've worked with.

    Cons

    In the process of becoming a true movie studio again, there are some growing pains in regards to upper management. It can feel like there is a disconnect between middle management and the executives, especially with some of them living outside of San Francisco and spending so little time on site. It seems like the Disney way is taking hold in that executives are being promoted and taking on more responsibility, creating larger and larger voids that are not being filled. Extra responsibility is being offloaded onto middle management and below, without properly recognizing their struggles and successes.

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    Lucasfilm2017-06-18
  3. "Amazing Culture and People"

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     in Fairfax, CA

    I worked at Lucasfilm for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, perks and culture

    Cons

    Mediocre leadership from upper management.

    Lucasfilm2015-07-19
  4. Helpful (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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    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.

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    Lucasfilm2014-06-16
  5. "Was one heck of a ride..."

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    Former Employee - Not Needed in South San Francisco, CA
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing & talented team. Got to work on Star Wars.

    Cons

    Bad upper management decisions lead to its ultimate demise.

    Lucasfilm2014-06-02
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    "Great experience in a now defunct company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly talented colleagues, very humble yet skilled and hard working. Fantastic IPs to work with, good facilities and equipment, good support from IT. Very good work-life balance, never did any crunch. Extremely enjoyable working atmosphere with almost no conflicts

    Cons

    Incredibly opaque upper management, most important decisions were taken by people who didn't understand or care about games. Finished projects didn't ship.

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    Lucasfilm2013-10-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "great team fighting to make good games"

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    Former Employee - Artist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented people, good environment. High quality games being produced, team environment was conducive for learning and working hard.

    Cons

    Upper management hinders the leadership, prevents the company from making good games. Lack of transparency, slow and clumsy decision-making led to cancelled projects that would put the company back on the map.

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    Lucasfilm2013-04-21
  8. "i had an amazing time- great location- beautiful office- great people-"

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    Former Intern - Product Marketing In in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm for less than a year

    Pros

    location :) - work life balance seemed pretty good

    Cons

    the upper management needs to have a clear direction and vision. works more like a supporting media company instead of an all-out games company.

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    Lucasfilm2013-03-13
  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun friendly and talented people to work with. Having a chance to work side by side with people at ILM. Comfortable workplace and plenty of chances for experimenting new techniques.

    Cons

    Creativity is limited due to existing IP. Indecisive upper management people.

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    Lucasfilm2013-03-05
  10. "IT support for game development"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Creative, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Instability of upper management. Cycle of layoffs lead to uncertainty.

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    Lucasfilm2013-01-04

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