Thomson
3.4 of 5 32 reviews
www.thomson.net Boulogne-Billancourt, France 5000+ Employees

Thomson Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.4 32 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Thomson Directeur Général Frederic Rose

Frederic Rose

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience during the IPO period for Thomson

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIn late 90 and early 2000, under leadership of Thierry Breton, Frank D, Joe Clayton, Jim Meyer, Dave Spomer, Enrique Rodriquez, Tim Saeger, it was a terrific place to make a new business difference. Our french CEO was a true global leader who lead in the transformation of a high performance organization leading to our success IPO. Thanks to IPO and our continued performance, I was able to put three kids through college. Great years and friendships.

    ConsWith change of top leadership, the culture dramatically changed from a growth oriented global organization to a french centric vision and cost cutting organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from positive leadership and watch your employees grow your results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In one sentence I can't describe my experience in Raliegh.

    Teller (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWhat are the best reasons to work here? I think this decides itself.

    ConsThere aren't major challenges. Just minor players in this world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet's learn more about the best things in life and then go from there in the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat people, great products, good culture

    Consnot stable business, change was too frequent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake right decision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company

    User Experience (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe finance industry has always been an area in need for a design revolution, Thomson provided me the vast green field to perform as thinker.

    ConsThe retention of good designers was a challenge, as the industry is defficient of experienced talents. Also the lack of internal training contributed to it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo invest on each designer, with certifications about the industry, career plan, a creative environment where the group has th bandwidth to innovate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting job but below average compensation.

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsTeam work and friendliness. There are challenges and opportunities. Interesting work on leading edge technologies. Multinational company. Mobility and travel opportunities.

    ConsSalaries are below average. There are no compensation packages. Difficult to promote. The company has gone through a deep finantial crisis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease compensation (salary, bonuses, stocks, etc.) and opportunities to promote. Titles and career ladder should be more clear.

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    still a lot to do

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsPrinceton is a nice location to live. The house is more affordable than other cities with more similar jobs. The school districts in neighboring townships, including Plainsboro, South Brunswick, West Windsor and Montgomery are all high ranked. With NYC just one hour away, one can enjoy the city life without the hassle of living in a big city. Beaches are also just one hour away and are excellent for summer weekends.

    As a part of an international company, it has connection with other sites in China, France and other European countries. Employees have chances to get to know the working styles of other countries.

    ConsThe company has not been successful in branding itself in the United States. When introducing the company to others, they may think about Thomson Financial, Thompson Real Estate, Thomson xxx, etc. Before RCA was sold, one good way was to indicate that RCA was owned by Thomson. Now I have to try Grass Valley, Technicolor, PRN, one by one to see if any of these brands sounds familiar.

    There are many products available from Thomson, but very few are leading products in their fields. Also with so many directions, it is hard to tell where the company is heading to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery time a site was opened and then closed, it came at a cost of losing employees who weren't willing to relocate. It also sent the signals to other employees that the decisions, even from very high management level, might be not serious at all.

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    "Right place to explore your Ideas"

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsTraining & Certification Providing at Flexible Timings

    ConsIt was great training in KnowledgeHut where i felt good & happy by seeing their approach towards me and fully satisfied

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is good, No Advice...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good industrial experience in the plant which encountered financial issues even though at the end it closed down

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Angers (France)

    ProsAt some levels, the management are friendly and easy to access

    ConsInternal promotion or development of future manager is not really in place. If it's there, it's unknown.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote or develop future manager internally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Generally good. Nice working atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working hours, nice people

    ConsSome managers are not good at giving guidance or training their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to thank staff that are made redundant for their contribution

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NotNot tnet

    Technical Director (Former Employee)
    Paris (France)

    Prosit was flexible and if you had a good manager it was a great place to work.

    ConsNot a ton of room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to be all things to all people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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