Technicolor Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Started strong and lost some momentum along the way.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor

    Pros

    If you like international travel, Technicolor is a great company. They have offices all over the world, a cool logo, and there are a lot of really smart engineers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed like the French and American executives were not always aligned. Not to mention that the French leave the office for 3 weeks in August.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy.

  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Project Coordinator

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working alongside some excellent colleagues who taught me a lot. We are still in contact and remain friends after 3 years of being away.

    Cons

    They keep you as a "contractor" so that they don't have to pay for benefits. They outsource work to India to keep their costs low while they lay-off teams of workers. Most people who are hired as contractors must work a second job in addition to working 40+ hours to earn a livable wage. Management (middle and low) are fearful of losing their jobs so they do not share information with colleagues to train them on procedures and processes. They did not offer raises or promotions while I was employed with them. They started me off with "introduction pay" that was supposed to be temporary and raise to a "normal" rate after 90 days, but stayed the same until I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay

    Flexible schedule

    Friendly people

    Front line managers are pretty decent, but stuck in endless firefighting mode making it impossible to get anything done but the next emergency.

    Cons

    Terrible management - lack cohesive plan and leadership across all BU's

    Extremely sloppy policies and procedures, always just one disaster away from complete failure. Unwilling to take any action to proactively address issues until a failure occurs

    Overly political and backstabbing

    Perpetually in cost cutting mode - don't expect a raise

    Would be surprised if some CS units were still in business 3 to 5 yrs from now or if not sold off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the arrogant attitude. You’re not the company you think you are, you may at one time been a industry leader but now are a laggard that’s barely tolerated by your customers. Stop claiming to be leader and “future trust” of technologies such as cloud and media when you hardly invest in or utilize current technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    No lunch for you

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Able to get your feet a little wet in the post production industry. Majority of the employees were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    You will be deducted for taking a lunch break. No matter how long your shift is. Pay for same positions greatly varies from one employee to another. Ignorance is bliss for this matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Experience

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    Current Employee - Eng in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Eng in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good but not great per industry standard for technical person.

    Cons

    Management lacks vision. Good, talented engineers are getting laid off. Complete overhauling is needed especially in the middle and senior management layer especially with "SO CALLED" managers who does not have the right kind of background to run or mange the show. Great brand name, but currently lacks vision. There is nothing in the pipeline or future products that might bring in substantial amount of revenues for the company. Lot of new initiatives were made to come up with new products; but failed miserably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on some very core products and get rid of all legacy stuffs. Hire smarter management team with great vision and who really has strong technical background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Frustrating highs and lows.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 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

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