Great work atmosphere but disconnected on the micro level.
Asset Manager (Current Employee) – Burbank, CA – August 8, 2017
Great office space and great people but a little lack of communication from management to the individual teams. I learned a lot about different work flows and developed but communication skills but this is sidelined from how much better the work environment would be if managers listened to their teams concerns more. Deadlines are the hardest part of the job but not hard to overcome. The most enjoyable part of the job is just getting to work with creative people on great content.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Hollywood, CA – June 5, 2018
Hollywood location - poor management from top to bottom. Suggestions are brushed aside for methods that only the ancient folks that have survived there implement. Every employee is on the verge of leaving due to high stress and being severely overworked. Want to advance? Want to learn? Lots of people with Napoleon-complex. If you aren't making the big bucks like the colorists then you aren't s*** to them.
Go work for another post-production company instead where they appreciate hard work. The equivalent of slave labor.
Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 29, 2018
Management culture is completely disconnected from the engineering/worker culture. Upper management is mired in politics so much that our regional manager spent all their time deflecting unrealistic goals and expectations from above. Once our regional manager started pushing back, upper management STOPPED COMMUNICATING entirely for two weeks until our regional manager left. Divisions have poor communication - edicts from on high descend and worker-bees are expected to figure things out with no support, no budget allowance, and no room to make decisions. Pay is lower than should be - company keeps employees failure-focused so that lower pay is justified. Environment is cutthroat with no reward.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Burbank, CA – July 21, 2017
A good place to sharpen your skills and move on from. Embedded middle management will delegate as much of their work to subordinates because upper management does the same thing to them creating a circle of codependency that you are made to feel obligated to maintain.
Your can learn new skills
You have to do both your job and that of your manager
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) – Burbank, CA – July 7, 2017
If you have a useful skill, lower management will exploit it to make themselves look good to upper management and use you to train their minion. You can use that to sharpen your skills and then move on like most smart people do here. IT personnel seem to be the most transient of all. Unfortunately the ones who you come to rely on seem to all of a sudden disappear, wonder why?
If you know how to patch things up, you will never be bored here
Putting out fires all the time will burn you out if not careful
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – April 12, 2017
Deluxe has some managers who do not even talk to the people they are leading. If the managers are taught to lead, it would be a much better place to work. Women are still not cimpensated as generously as the men, but it is getting there. Certain areas of the company are treated much better that others although they could move forward with out other employees wh0 are often for gotten.. It is like a spoke in the Wheel, all peices are needed to keep the tire turning.
Production Coordinator (Current Employee) – Burbank, CA – October 12, 2015
Company has little to no regard for their employees or the ideas/suggestions of their employees There is low morale because of lack of communication of strategy and very little employee outreach from senior management and HR to mid and junior level roles coupled with the uncertainly of the film production business which the company heavily relies on.