Technicolor Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose
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35 Ratings

Pros
  • Great co-workers, engaging work environment (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)

  • Vindictive and unscrupulous senior management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Transportation Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Transportation Partner Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation Partner Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, casual environment.

    Cons

    Very little appreciation from upper management, no company perks, little bonuses. We had to do potlucks for company events.

    Advice to Management

    Show some gratitude to your employees


  2. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy for smart people

    Cons

    Too many know-nothings and wanna-bes

    Advice to Management

    Promote smart, train able, fire dumb


  3. Great local management. France can change directions on a whim

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Local management and team are great. Benefits are good, pay is good to great if you are a top performer and are willing to fight / play games to get a top salary. The people working at a low to mid level are mostly hard working, genuine people that I trust and are great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management / CEO often makes veiled decisions and seems to know nothing about how the business works at a lower level. It often feels like we are busting our *** towards a goal, and then 5 seconds before we reach it, senior mgmt will completely change direction, resulting in losses, layoffs, etc..

    Advice to Management

    Local management is great. Senior management (France) could do better by trusting in the local leaders more.


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  5. Was a great company

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    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice salary, interesting work. Never boring.

    Cons

    With digital taking over, film business downsizing until gone.


  6. Automation Manager

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    Former Employee - Automation Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Automation Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, the film and TV industry is fun and rewarding, and the clients are interesting and challenging. Interesting technical landscape.

    Cons

    Absentee management struggles to find direction and market the company's services, leverage strengths, and makes it clear that if they can outsource something, they can and will. Treats talent as an expenditure and not much more.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and commit to core business, align resources with said business, treat employees with the respect they deserve.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people and great pay

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    Former Employee - Digital Cinema in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Cinema in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very friendly and efficient management.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to report at Burbank location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. rank and file are great. executives need to care more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees are good people with great skills.

    Cons

    The top level executives don't understand the business and don't care to.


  9. Digital Delivery Group

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    Current Employee - Digital Delivery Group in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Delivery Group in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have learned alot while employed.

    Cons

    Facility is closing down within a couple of months.

    Advice to Management

    Nice team who tried hard.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not the best company to work for. If you try to advance your career too fast they may get rid of you.

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    Former Employee - Mastering Operator in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Mastering Operator in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice facilities.

    Cons

    Lousy pay, mistakes get echoed around the department, very "office space-like" environment, non-technical people attempting to relay very technical information, be weary of blame-shifters.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put more energy into finding the root cause of mistakes rather than magnifying them.


  11. Very good company

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging company to work for

    Cons

    Sold to Thomson entire culture changed



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