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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

Other Reviews for Thomson

  1.  

    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
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    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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