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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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    Scared monkeys sitting at a round table

    Executive (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Thomson

    Pros: international company; diversified assets and areas of operation; multinational employee population;… 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… Advice to Senior 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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

    Engineer (Former Employee) Nevada City, CA

    I worked at Thomson

    Pros: High technology in video distribution. You can learn alot when you apply yourself. Good place to start if your… Cons: Poor management. Employees never get time off without guilt trip from management. Resource allocation is non existant. Difficult to raise a… Advice to Senior Management: Staff at appropriate levels, stop working your people into the dirt. Offer a future in the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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