Technicolor Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
240 Reviews
2.8
240 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 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 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 (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.

  6. 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 (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
  7. 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible organization of international assets leads to talented employees feeling neglected and looking elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employees and coworkers are generally willing to share knowledge and experience when asked.

    Cons

    High-schoolish atmosphere, terrible communication by management (which also fails to grasp needs of employees), horrible HR department that lacks integrity. No loyalty to longtime employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value what you have, embrace new technology, and place focus on good work instead of trying to use cheap-workarounds to help the bottom dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't come here you will be wasting your time and your career. Lots of layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    seems to be good company to work for. But in fact it is not. Do not come. You have been warned.

    Cons

    Look other ways. Don't come. I made a mistake joining them.
    Constantly lay-off. Small market, uninterested products. They even offered company stock for purchase, at the end it comes totally zero. What a steal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs, poor morale, career wasting move, downsizing, long hours,

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    None: Layoffs in many departments, slow paced, everything stays the same.

    Cons

    Layoffs in many departments, slow paced, everything stays the same. No work life balance. No career opportunities for those in entry level positions. Promotions are nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very rude middle management, company wide audit badly needed here!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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