Technicolor

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Technicolor Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
233 Reviews
2.8
233 Reviews
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Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose
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79 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 11 reviews)

  • Some members of upper management don't know how to manage people (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Experience, but needs a little work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    The people are very nice and professional and work well in a team environment. Working on high profile projects was an awesome and rewarding experience. The pay and benefits are very good once you have them.

    Cons

    Having a work-life balance is very challenging here. Many employees across the company work 16+ hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you value the people who work for your company. Employees should feel that they're quality of life, health and relationships are important to their workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating highs and lows.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well, the people are great. And the pay is better than average for the industry.

    Cons

    At least for my department, the hours are insane. We're talking 16-18 hour days, every day. The people are great, but everyone is burned out and there doesn't seem to be any relief in sight. I was laid off by Technicolor years ago when the company moved a lot of the work overseas. Now I'm back, but nothing's changed. Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more people so everyone's hours can get back to normal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fulfilling experience

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst and Quality Manager  in  North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst and Quality Manager in North Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Technicolor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office culture was great with lot of opportunities for training. The leadership had vision with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
    Overall a great set of people to work with.

    Cons

    With the conversion of film to digital, trying to continue the production while making sure that the company was losing money was becoming more and more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Character Animator

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    Current Employee - Senior Character Animator  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Character Animator in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    At Technicolor work culture is good and you can expect a steady growth, Good facilities compare to other animation studios in India.

    Cons

    Huge work pressure and compensation is less.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    Cool place to work, if you have patience and don't expect management roles.

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    Former Employee - QC Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QC Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Cool work environment, not much peer pressure, if you have 2-3 years of work experience fine to stay and grow on technology. Perks are on par with the competitor in the city, if you work on shifts there is allowance else not.

    Cons

    No growth into management positions is easy unless someone leaves. There are sabbatical policies but never ever given to anyone. So policy is only on paper. If you are not on shifts, then you are considered to be a bad employee, if you don't work on week end then you won't get better appraisal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place was really nice three years back but now it is really gone down on people management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Talented and dedicated professionals in a rapidly changing landscape

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    Smart innovative people, access to new technology, high profile works

    Cons

    work-life balance, sometimes unrealistic time frames and datelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your services and be a partner to your customer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Ok work environment. Management friendly. No advancement opportunities.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Ok benefits

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Micromanaged, employees treated as a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication

  10.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - 3D Graphic Artist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - 3D Graphic Artist in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    OK Salary.
    Friendly Working Environment.
    For freshers good place to start the career.

    Cons

    No Work-life balance
    Less Salary
    Poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible company, if you are in a place where you can be recognized.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Certain members of the top brass care for the employees, many do not.

    Cons

    The leadership is more set on running a Hollywood company than a tech-focused entity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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