Thomson Reviews

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    Worked for a division of Thomson in IT support which provided a very average experience overall.

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst  in  North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Thomson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for engaging work combined with coworkers who were knowledgeable and shared passion for their work.

    Cons

    Compared to other internal IT organizations there is little if any investment in training and the emphasis was making do with less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, sometimes horrible management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent engineers who knows what they're doing. The company has a wide IP portfolio, and has a solid business tie-in with many leading media service providers.

    Cons

    The French don't seem interested in taking a leadership position in any of the products, a lot of leadership issues, revolving executives. HR typically only pays lip service to employee development, check-the-box type reviews. Line managers who really care can be hamstrung by their immediate supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got world class employees, all they need is leadership & a vision, just make sure the executive staff can come up with executable strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    started off as a great place to work, but moral has dropped significantly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Thomson

    Pros

    Pay is okay, and the midwest is a good place to raise a family. Programs are fast paced and usually challenging.

    Cons

    Moral is terrible, mostly due to the years of down sizing and constant budget pressures. Recent changes in benefits (specifically 401K, pension, and health coverage in retirement) show the companies lack of care and dedication to empoyees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like you have stopped investing in the Indy site and are trying to suck the last bits out of the remaining employees. You really need to address the moral issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Thomson

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Thomson

    Pros

    was a great place to work, enjoyed collegial atmosphere, great benefits, good team structure, tuition reimbursement, and good benefits package

    Cons

    management was not necessarily employee-friendly,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep strong performers happy through compensation and bonuses

    No opinion of CEO
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    The mid management made it worth it

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    Former Employee - Mech Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Mech Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Thomson

    Pros

    Experienced, team oriented mid management
    Great cross-training opportunities
    Great innovative projects

    Cons

    Self-destructive higher management focused on new acquisitions and quick turn-around profit
    Despecable HR leaded by "token" former local athlet having lost the concept of Team
    Innovative projects rarely converted to product because of CYA approach of group management: Patent and licencing is such an radier way to bring money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope the Thomson stock crash from 20 to 0 € will bring a new technology aproach to Technicolor

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Grass Valley

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Thomson

    Pros

    Grass Valley products are interesting. Work is challenging. Technology is exciting. Compensation is acceptable. Local management is excellent and I mean top notch. Engineering talent is most likely the best in the industry (most of them have been around since it started). The company (Grass Valley) is about to be divested of Thomson. This can only be a good thing.

    Cons

    Thomson has greatly suppressed the company's ability to innovate and be competitive. This has allowed Grass Valley's competitors to gain significant ground on all product fronts. There is major overhead in the cost structure due mainly to Thomson's attempt to buy multiple company's and force them to play nice together. Thomson care's nothing for it's employees. Engineering tools and equipment are underfunded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the tough decisions. Stop trying to be sensitive to people's feelings. Make your decisions based purely on the data when deciding what product lines to maintain and where (location) to keep certain business operations. Some positions need to be removed and processes need to be simplified. Why in the **** do you still have two control systems?

    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Manager - Engineering  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager - Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Thomson

    Pros

    Thomson is Salt Lake has dedicated, knowledgeable people. They are some of the best people that I have ever worked with. There is a good sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Thomson as a parent company has not paid much attention to us; they don't seem interested in investing in our future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future, not just this quarters returns. This isn't a high-growth business but can be profitable with a little attention.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Large company with opportunities to move to different areas

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    Current Employee - Software Development  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Thomson

    Pros

    Involved in many different areas, since it is such a large company

    Cons

    The usual downsides of a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    No opinion of CEO
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    very flexible, office is withing city limits

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Thomson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very flexible in terms of timings

    Cons

    too much of politics,no transport for regular shifts

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great people and technology; poor upper management.

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    Former Employee - PMTS
    Former Employee - PMTS

    I worked at Thomson

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.
    Good people.
    Good autonomy.

    Cons

    Poor upper management.
    Lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications to the rank and file.

    No opinion of CEO

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