Technicolor Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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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. Digital Delivery Group

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    Current Employee - Digital Delivery Group in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Delivery Group in Burbank, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Have learned alot while employed.

    Cons

    Facility is closing down within a couple of months.

    Advice to Management

    Nice team who tried hard.

  2. In Transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rich legacy and lots of brainpower.

    Cons

    Focus is the key as Technicolor blends exit and new start strategies whip-lashing the employee base.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, focus, focus. If goals are not clear, any direction will do though you may be surprised where you actually end up.

  3. Fun place.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, dynamic environment and many chances for collaboration within the company.

    Cons

    Future of the company is uncertain, which can be troubling. The company is also not as well known, so that can be a downer.

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  5. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. catalog dispatcher

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the pay is not that bad.

    Cons

    Poor management, sexual harrassment, retaliation

    Advice to Management

    should do better screening before putting individuals in positions of leadership.

  7. Very good company

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Technicolor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging company to work for

    Cons

    Sold to Thomson entire culture changed

  8. It was a great experience, growth, promotion and raise.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Technicolor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The supervisors was a motivation.

    Cons

    Working here I got a promotion within the first three weeks from just a disk slipper to a case packer more experience and a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Grwth

  9. Helpful (2)

    They changed the company name from Thomson to Technicolor for a reason.

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

    I worked at Technicolor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good but not excessive, work was usually interesting and challenging. Staff is generally good people and willing to help.

    Cons

    This is the same company that was offered to Daewoo for $1USD. They used to design and manufacture TVs, etc. and now design cable modems for Direct TV. A mere shadow of their former self. They have been reduced to maybe a hundred employees here in the US from a few thousand. The management has no idea what they are doing, and the executive branch is in France with no concern for those in the states. Layoffs happen every quarter. Run away.

    Advice to Management

    Shut the doors, pack up the equipment and hold a garage sale. I recommend that you stop worrying about your job and worry about the company and the employees. Pick a product, make a plan and stick with it for more than a few months.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Worst Company and Management (Indirect Sourcing)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A big name company well-known for film and TV post production.

    Cons

    Worst manager and management in its indirect sourcing group. Extremely high turnover rate. My immediate manager and his boss were really rude and mean, they are just not good people to work with. It was an extremely political environment. On the one hand, the manager assigned lots of low impact projects that required extra time to complete, on the other hand, he gave unrealistic goals even he didn't know how to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs a new management and new owner. The french parent company does not have a clue of how to run a previously great entertainment company in Hollywood.

  11. Great pay, but a difficult environment to thrive in

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    Former Employee - Automation Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Automation Manager in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic pay for a fairly easy, low-demand job.
    Good benefits.
    Set-in-stone work schedule.

    Cons

    Industry is stagnating and undergoing a period of decline, which means less jobs all around.
    Lack of communication from upper management.
    Difficult to progress to new responsibilities or to grow as an employee. Few opportunities for promotions.
    If you are offered a less-desirable shift (night, weekend) and accept it - don't expect that to change.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the employees that don't fall under the normal 9-5 schedule (communication, perks, opportunity for advancement). Many employees on the night or weekend shift would shoulder a larger portion of the work and be recognized less than those in the direct eye of management.

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