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

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Technicolor

  1. Good place to work if you don't mind working in the dark.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Burbank, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technicolor is among the best known companies in the entertainment industry, with over 90 years of history. Its a generally stable place to work, and the benefit package exceeds those found at many companies today. With facilities on nearly every continent on the globe, there's an incredible amount of cultural diversity within the company.

    Cons

    Communication is poor. Senior management tends to keep changes quiet even after they've happened. Recent layoffs have not been discussed by managers unless directly asked by employees. Many things about the company are learned in the trade publications before they're announced by management, IF they're announced by management.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be more forthcoming with changes in the company. Let the employees know what's really going on. They may be surprised by the loyalty of their employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Technicolor stiffled from retruning to its former glory.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Burbank, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great established name in the media and entertainment industry with infinite contacts therein. The company also has a wonderful base of assets, really good people that want to see the company succeed and some excellent work facilities (especially the Burbank campus).

    Cons

    Incredible amount of micro-management (e.g., Senior EVPs must pre-approve every travel expense, external communication, capex, etc.). There is little to no empowerment or trust from the senior management to the levels below - it seems that senior management wants to know every move of every employee and always fears for what they may be doing wrong. The board and Executive Committee seem to be stuck in "mature market" mind set that focuses on cost containment and conservatism instead of looking forward and encouraging serious R&D for new development. The French (Thomson) - American (Technicolor) styles of management also do not seem to mesh well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new businesses and stop micro-managing your best and brightest! The stock is already in the dumper, so go take some risk and restore the luster to this once beautiful (and well respected) company. Innovation is being stifled and the best talent continues to churn through your doors at an alarming rate. You are fostering an environment for dead wood to survive which further stiffles motivation, creativity and growth. Recognize your best people, provide training programs for expansion of knowledge and job satisfaction and put some serious budget behind creating new products and services (instead of keeping it on barre bones life support). This could be a wonderful company if it stopped using fear tactics and started nuturing its best assets - its people.


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