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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting job but below average compensation.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    Team work and friendliness. There are challenges and opportunities. Interesting work on leading edge technologies. Multinational company. Mobility and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average. There are no compensation packages. Difficult to promote. The company has gone through a deep finantial crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation (salary, bonuses, stocks, etc.) and opportunities to promote. Titles and career ladder should be more clear.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    still a lot to do

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    Princeton is a nice location to live. The house is more affordable than other cities with more similar jobs. The school districts in neighboring townships, including Plainsboro, South Brunswick, West Windsor and Montgomery are all high ranked. With NYC just one hour away, one can enjoy the city life without the hassle of living in a big city. Beaches are also just one hour away and are excellent for summer weekends.

    As a part of an international company, it has connection with other sites in China, France and other European countries. Employees have chances to get to know the working styles of other countries.

    Cons

    The company has not been successful in branding itself in the United States. When introducing the company to others, they may think about Thomson Financial, Thompson Real Estate, Thomson xxx, etc. Before RCA was sold, one good way was to indicate that RCA was owned by Thomson. Now I have to try Grass Valley, Technicolor, PRN, one by one to see if any of these brands sounds familiar.

    There are many products available from Thomson, but very few are leading products in their fields. Also with so many directions, it is hard to tell where the company is heading to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every time a site was opened and then closed, it came at a cost of losing employees who weren't willing to relocate. It also sent the signals to other employees that the decisions, even from very high management level, might be not serious at all.

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