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Technicolor Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
256 Reviews
2.8
256 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I absolutely loved working each peak season.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My Supervisor and Leads were all exceptionally wonderful women.

    Cons

    Working with random people each day is a constant cycle of new temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rehire me as your safety coordinator of warehouse operation from receiving-replenishment!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 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
  3.  

    difficult co

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    not the best company to work for

    Cons

    Not an easy co to work fo

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  5.  

    Internship & master thesis at Technicolot

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    Former Employee - And Master Thesis in Hannover (Germany)
    Former Employee - And Master Thesis in Hannover (Germany)

    I worked at Technicolor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Payed position
    Nice work environment
    Good facilities

    Cons

    The projects are not quite defined.
    The expectations on students are too low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best experience so far.

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleagues. Supervisor open to suggestions. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Like everywhere else, the end result is equivalent to the weakest link. Chances of advancement are average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    NON HUMAN Resource Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were great.

    Cons

    HR has no visibility, lame websites with employee information how is that coming from a technology company. The upper management team in France pathetic, US team just as pathetic. No clear direction or initiatives. If the company is doing poorly NO ONE should get a bonus at the top, since they never give increases worth a damn to those of us doing all the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look around at the industry in terms of pay. Survey the morale of the company. You've taken away lots and haven't given anything back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, learn cool technology

    Cons

    not much to say so.

  9.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Encouragement for quality work within specified deadlines.

    Cons

    Continues tight deadlines hampers artist health and creativity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Place to be for Entertainment & Innovation - Still Room for Improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    You have to love entertainment, specifically the motion picture & TV industry to love it here. The big picture is what makes all the hard work worthwhile. There's a lot of autonomy, you're not micro-managed unless you're not meeting deliverables (but then, what company wouldn't do this?)

    The nicest, most creative, industry-connected, forward-thinking people work here. Successful people here tackle challenges beyond the scope of their jobs to help the business. The kind of people who aren't successful here are clock-watchers who do the bare minimum. This is also the kind of company that doesn't tolerate jerks or a-holes for very long. If no one gets along with you or wants to work with you, it's a good chance you're going to get terminated. If you're a manager and your group has high turnover, you had better take a hard look at your people skills and management style.

    These are all positive things about Technicolor. I enjoy working with nice people. Hard working, creative people. The fact that they trim dead weight and jerks? I love it.

    Cons

    Communication. Communication. Communication. There is a serious lack of leadership and communication. If there are organizational changes, managers must do a better job of communicating the ramifications to their team. Changes to role and responsibility, changes to process or policy, changes to team make-up -- these should be communicated, not discovered via word-of-mouth.

    Managers have a responsibility to communicate changes to the team, not the other way around. Due to the lack of communication, employees have an unclear idea of their role and responsibilities are.

    "What do you do?" Should not garner an unclear, equivocal, vague response. Too often, people are unsure of the direction of the company and their group. Unsure about their role in an ever-evolving environment.

    The second biggest con - U.S. employees appear to have no authority to make decisions without the blessing of French executives. Why does it take two to three C-level executives in Paris to make decisions in America? If American C-level executives/SVPs/VPs/Sr. Directors are not empowered or equipped or qualified to make final decisions, why have them at all? Or are these just inflated job titles for front-line managers?

    Due to the long chain of command, several layers of approvals are required to make the most trivial decisions, which causes delays from weeks to months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your managers to execute on decisions and over-communicate the direction of the company, team, group objectives, and jobs expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but it really needs to get it's act together

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding talent in various areas of operations.
    Engineers and IT always ready to help
    Good teamwork atmosphere and people willing to help you and encourage shadowing/training

    Cons

    Senior management take a lot of the credit for other people's hard work, but are happy to allow certain department to carry on without sufficient numbers
    Lack of investment in certain areas, particularly editing
    High turnover of staff and negative vibe throughout the company
    People feel let down and disappointed, either through lack of training offered, low pay, no chance of career progression, preference to hire external candidates..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer flexible training schedules, get people working with different tools and operators and help to improve operations overall

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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