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Helpful (1)

still a lot to do

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Princeton, NJ

Pros

Princeton 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.

Cons

The 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 Management

Every 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Technicolor

  1. Helpful (1)

    Scared monkeys sitting at a round table

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    international company; diversified assets and areas of operation; multinational employee population; some strong brands; transversal offerings; extensive patent portfolio; talented worker bees

    Cons

    multinational employee population (cross cultural misunderstanding); lack of top-level executive vision or leadership; lack of identity; weak long-term research investment; fragmented disciplines; siloed departments; no integration protocols (numerous recent acquisitions with zero integration); provincial thinking; misdirected retention policies (driven by French union regulations, rather than merit); declining value in patent portfolio; too many chefs; little corporate understanding of divisional value

    Advice to Management

    take the time to explore, develop, and implement clear and consistent strategy; give executive staff the reins; make decisions and stick with them for more than a month; stop being drive nby the bottom line ALL the time and open yourselves up to the concept of visionary management and focus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Where is the pride in product? How far can you push your people?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Nevada City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Nevada City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High technology in video distribution. You can learn alot when you apply yourself. Good place to start if your looking for an Engineering carer in video switching. Good if you are hourly becuase they will work you 60hr weeks.

    Cons

    Poor management. Employees never get time off without guilt trip from management. Resource allocation is non existant. Difficult to raise a heathy family with the required manditory work hours. Always under staffed and behind schdual on projects. Poor motivation for long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Staff at appropriate levels, stop working your people into the dirt. Offer a future in the company for the people that survive the long work hours. Bring back the GVG standard in excellence.


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