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Technicolor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
232 Reviews
2.8
232 Reviews
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Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose
Frederic Rose
79 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment; was part of a good team under a good boss (in 14 reviews)

  • Benefits were great, decent work-life balance, celebrated diversity (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance , low payscale , not many growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management has no vision - focused on the immediate (poor) financial situation (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    In one sentence I can't describe my experience in Raliegh.

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teller in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    What are the best reasons to work here? I think this decides itself.

    Cons

    There aren't major challenges. Just minor players in this world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's learn more about the best things in life and then go from there in the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience working in digital cinema

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great agile software development environment
    Technical freedom to develop solid applications
    Huge support from senior management

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult
    Business still tends to be reactive vs. proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has greatly improved over the last few years. The business is making excellent strides to improve department communication and to create a process to facilitate strategic technical advancements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    QC Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor

    Pros

    Can't think of any at the moment

    Cons

    Mgmt. Doesn't take care of hard working / motivated individuals.
    Glendale facility isn't a good place to be. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up moral... ASAP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Digital media technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice having all the preset for most of the equipment. The instruction and workflow for encoding and transcoding is very well label.

    Cons

    Most people are hire as temp with no benefits. Most workers are not offered permanent positions. The older workers are extremely dissatisfied at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Unappreciated

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager  in  Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Manager in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    So far the only pros I've encountered are the free swag you get from a studio and the satisfaction of stating you sort of work in the film industry.

    Cons

    This department used to be fantastic, but any form of morale boosters have been discontinued. Upper management is needlessly secretive and awkward, and act without any regard to their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Painful intertia to overcome made any productivity or promise of success lackluster and elusive.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Prestigious company, film-industry luminary, legacy of Thomas Edison (through former parent-company Thomson).

    Cons

    Daily Dilbert-like management scenarios, never-ending meetings with little to no gain, crushing bureaucracy, mind-numbing dedication to mediocrity and the norm rather than allowing innovators to flourish. Probably different in other areas of the organization, but in IT and CTO-office, this was the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people do what you hired them to do, trust them to do it well, and reward for it (at the very least by allowing their work to be seen).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits the entire time I was there. Full time mostly except during the slow season.

    Cons

    Dying business. The world is going digital and they haven't found enough alternate business to sustain them long term. Supervisors need better people skills.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technicolor is a good, challenging environment with plenty of talented colleagues

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

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

    Pros

    Good challenging environment, fast paced, never stays the same

    Cons

    work / life balance isn't always great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Bonus program, Benefits, global company

    Cons

    Very poor management, unethical leaders, inability to make money and sr. leaders continue to get bonuses while employees are layed off on almost a daily basis. Employees are treated very poorly, and it is common to hear the Paris leadership team verbally state that 'anyone age 40 and over cannot be considered as hi potential'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and start over with a new leadership team (including HR) so you can attract & retain good people. You need to spend money to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard to see why anyone can trust Management

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    Current Employee - Tech  in  Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Tech in Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Primarily one location to work from, friendly co-workers for most part, nice location and new building to work in

    Cons

    Constant back stabbing by upper management, very low pay, hardly any review of your work, "no reason to comment on work unless it's done wrong or badly", demotions and lack of promotion, constant restructuring, no organization, non-competitive, new rules about how fast you can be promoted (1 yr min.), Cronyism, poor communication, crazy turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mean what you say and do, promote people within the company instead of hiring outside help, do yearly reviews, give yearly raises to low hourly positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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