Technicolor

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Technicolor Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
232 Reviews
2.8
232 Reviews
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Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment; was part of a good team under a good boss (in 14 reviews)

  • Benefits were great, decent work-life balance, celebrated diversity (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance , low payscale , not many growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management has no vision - focused on the immediate (poor) financial situation (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    advanced technology, company driven by its customers and focus in the futre market

    Cons

    great moment to work in a hurry environmental with high demand with all countries and cstomers around the word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good coworkers, short-sighted management, hardworking people laidoff for no reason

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Good coworkers. Fun product to work with (entertainment industry). You like the people you work with but hate the people you work for.

    Cons

    Involved in a lot of outsourcing. Management always in cost cutting mode. Lots of layoffs at the lower level caused less people on the production level to work twice as harder for their low salary. Yet hiring too many managers. The work can be stressful sometimes. Good hardworking people laid off for no reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK place to gain specific skill exposure

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    1. Good place to gain embedded software experience, though this may be changing now (see cons below)
    2. Generally experienced colleagues, who are willing to share their knowledge.
    3. Because of constant churn, there are occasional chances to move up the management ladder.
    4. Good work/life balance
    5. Not easy but possible to jump groups
    6. Extensive international travel possible if you are interested and in the right group.
    7. Health care benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    1. Compensation and work environment / amenities are sub par. Salary increases are very minimal or non-existent.
    2. Heard most of development work is now being outsourced to cheaper places. This seems to be a new policy. Not sure if this is being implemented across the board.
    3. Major projects are shelved or moved away to different locations leading to sudden lay offs. So there is a permanent gloomy atmosphere wondering if your project is next.
    4. No innovation that makes any difference in the market place. Basically has become a "integrator" of hardware and software components.
    5. Too many teams from different countries leads to cumbersome development processes and too much politics and empire building.
    6. Deep in debt to creditors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is too late to be anything but a integrator in the market place. But that's not a bad thing. Reward heavily based on output and skills. Not on general group output. Overtime for software developers is a silly policy rewarding time spent in office over output.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Join if you are out of other options

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing much - I don't think having good colleagues are a pro for the company

    Cons

    Everything - salary, growth prospects, ordinary senior management, lack of focus and perennial tension of being let go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company is too top heavy, you need more people who actually innovate rather than managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never opt this company

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, awesome colleagues, best environment

    Cons

    Poor higher management, directors don't even know employees,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    review for Tehcnicolor

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provided opportunities for the employees to learn.

    Cons

    The overtime policy is bad.

  8.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee friendly ,Values to employees

    Cons

    Nothing is there to share .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't come here you will be wasting your time and your career. Lots of layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    seems to be good company to work for. But in fact it is not. Do not come. You have been warned.

    Cons

    Look other ways. Don't come. I made a mistake joining them.
    Constantly lay-off. Small market, uninterested products. They even offered company stock for purchase, at the end it comes totally zero. What a steal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technicolor keeps the lights on despite their best efforts.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I learned some new applications.

    Cons

    I thought they'd eventually lay off enough people of to treat the remaining employees decently. They never did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't downsize your way to prosperity indefinitely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Former Thomson (France) masquerading as their purchased subsidiary Technicolor (US)

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, generally speaking. Long history behind the many purchased predecessor companies (e.g. RCA, Technicolor). Many really good employees still remain, despite repeated downsizing.

    Cons

    French management struggles to find a proper identity. Sincere efforts by experienced workforce is often undercut by chaotic changes in strategic direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value of real, paying customers and serve them well; serve them better; or at least serve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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