Technicolor

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Technicolor Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
256 Reviews
2.8
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Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment; was part of a good team under a good boss (in 17 reviews)

  • Benefits were great, decent work-life balance, celebrated diversity (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Having a work-life balance is very challenging here (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management has no vision - focused on the immediate (poor) financial situation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The French people need to make up their minds

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great engineers, passionate team members, lots of geeks who care about the quality of their technical work.

    Cons

    French leadership need to make up their minds about what Thomson/Technicolor is and isn't. Revolving doors in senior management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too far removed to give any relevant advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I absolutely loved working each peak season.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My Supervisor and Leads were all exceptionally wonderful women.

    Cons

    Working with random people each day is a constant cycle of new temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rehire me as your safety coordinator of warehouse operation from receiving-replenishment!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good times bad times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a chance to learn so much and meet some great like minded people

    Cons

    Thomson who owns Technicolor has made some ridiculous decisions on the direction Technicolor takes and as everyone sees they failed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees you don't have every solution they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technicolor Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Livonia, MI

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employer if you are in Management,

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Communications difficult at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Trainer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Certified Trainer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits here at technicolor are great along with the pay. The opportunity to work within a well diversed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Consistent absentism can lead up to being laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be them to be more involved in the day to day operations of the production floor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Started strong and lost some momentum along the way.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    If you like international travel, Technicolor is a great company. They have offices all over the world, a cool logo, and there are a lot of really smart engineers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed like the French and American executives were not always aligned. Not to mention that the French leave the office for 3 weeks in August.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience, but needs a little work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    The people are very nice and professional and work well in a team environment. Working on high profile projects was an awesome and rewarding experience. The pay and benefits are very good once you have them.

    Cons

    Having a work-life balance is very challenging here. Many employees across the company work 16+ hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you value the people who work for your company. Employees should feel that they're quality of life, health and relationships are important to their workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating highs and lows.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well, the people are great. And the pay is better than average for the industry.

    Cons

    At least for my department, the hours are insane. We're talking 16-18 hour days, every day. The people are great, but everyone is burned out and there doesn't seem to be any relief in sight. I was laid off by Technicolor years ago when the company moved a lot of the work overseas. Now I'm back, but nothing's changed. Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more people so everyone's hours can get back to normal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible company, if you are in a place where you can be recognized.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Certain members of the top brass care for the employees, many do not.

    Cons

    The leadership is more set on running a Hollywood company than a tech-focused entity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    OK place to gain specific skill exposure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    1. Good place to gain embedded software experience, though this may be changing now (see cons below)
    2. Generally experienced colleagues, who are willing to share their knowledge.
    3. Because of constant churn, there are occasional chances to move up the management ladder.
    4. Good work/life balance
    5. Not easy but possible to jump groups
    6. Extensive international travel possible if you are interested and in the right group.
    7. Health care benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    1. Compensation and work environment / amenities are sub par. Salary increases are very minimal or non-existent.
    2. Heard most of development work is now being outsourced to cheaper places. This seems to be a new policy. Not sure if this is being implemented across the board.
    3. Major projects are shelved or moved away to different locations leading to sudden lay offs. So there is a permanent gloomy atmosphere wondering if your project is next.
    4. No innovation that makes any difference in the market place. Basically has become a "integrator" of hardware and software components.
    5. Too many teams from different countries leads to cumbersome development processes and too much politics and empire building.
    6. Deep in debt to creditors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is too late to be anything but a integrator in the market place. But that's not a bad thing. Reward heavily based on output and skills. Not on general group output. Overtime for software developers is a silly policy rewarding time spent in office over output.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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