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Technicolor Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
256 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work environment; was part of a good team under a good boss (in 17 reviews)

  • Benefits were great, decent work-life balance, celebrated diversity (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Having a work-life balance is very challenging here (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management has no vision - focused on the immediate (poor) financial situation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The French people need to make up their minds

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great engineers, passionate team members, lots of geeks who care about the quality of their technical work.

    Cons

    French leadership need to make up their minds about what Thomson/Technicolor is and isn't. Revolving doors in senior management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too far removed to give any relevant advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Falling Behind the Times

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were very friendly and fun to talk to. Even as a Co-Op I felt that my opinions were included and my work mattered.

    Cons

    They are falling behind in terms of technology. Especially the testing team, who performs the majority of their tests by hand and manage all of the data generated by tests by hand.

    The Indianapolis building also shows its age on the inside. The office is formed of endless corridors of old gross cubicle walls forming tiny, dark cubicles. It looks like something out of classic corporate America and is not the most inspiring environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace new technology. It has a lot to offer the company if you take the time to learn it. Create an environment that people want to work in not have to work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work. Now spiraling down the drain.

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

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Older generation of engineering staff is very talented and dedicated.
    First tier managers are competent.

    Cons

    French company that treats non-french employees as second class.
    Be incompetent, say yes all the time, blame others for your failures, reap PROMOTION!!!
    Absolutely incompetent managers from second tier to CEO.
    No room for advancement for anyone who questions anything.
    The few raises are spread across the board, merit raises don't exists.
    Engineering staff treated like cattle, makes arbitrary decisions that hurt business.
    Poor / clueless Management only worried about their next bonus check.
    Management has no vision for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't give advice to people who only worry about themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people 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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 3 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 (more than an 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
  8. 4 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
  9. 2 people 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provided opportunities for the employees to learn.

    Cons

    The overtime policy is bad.

  11.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee friendly ,Values to employees

    Cons

    Nothing is there to share .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Approves of CEO

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