Thomson
3.3 of 5 30 reviews
www.thomson.net Boulogne-Billancourt, France 150 to 499 Employees

Thomson Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
Thomson – US – “Trade Show”

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3.3 30 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Thomson CEO Frederic Rose

Frederic Rose

(6 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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In one sentence I can't describe my experience in Raliegh.

Teller (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementLet's learn more about the best things in life and then go from there in the world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked for a division of Thomson in IT support which provided a very average experience overall.

IT Support Analyst (Former Employee)
North Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Thomson full-time for more than a year

ProsMany opportunities for engaging work combined with coworkers who were knowledgeable and shared passion for their work.

ConsCompared to other internal IT organizations there is little if any investment in training and the emphasis was making do with less.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Thomson full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people, great products, good culture

Consnot stable business, change was too frequent.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake right decision

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Like working for Thomson

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Thomson

ProsWas enthusiastic with fellow employees

ConsDidn't care for the reason we were laid off

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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Good company, sometimes horrible management

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsGreat people, excellent engineers who knows what they're doing. The company has a wide IP portfolio, and has a solid business tie-in with many leading media service providers.

ConsThe French don't seem interested in taking a leadership position in any of the products, a lot of leadership issues, revolving executives. HR typically only pays lip service to employee development, check-the-box type reviews. Line managers who really care can be hamstrung by their immediate supervisors.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've got world class employees, all they need is leadership & a vision, just make sure the executive staff can come up with executable strategies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company

User Experience (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Thomson

ProsThe finance industry has always been an area in need for a design revolution, Thomson provided me the vast green field to perform as thinker.

ConsThe retention of good designers was a challenge, as the industry is defficient of experienced talents. Also the lack of internal training contributed to it.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo invest on each designer, with certifications about the industry, career plan, a creative environment where the group has th bandwidth to innovate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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started off as a great place to work, but moral has dropped significantly

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Thomson

ProsPay is okay, and the midwest is a good place to raise a family. Programs are fast paced and usually challenging.

ConsMoral is terrible, mostly due to the years of down sizing and constant budget pressures. Recent changes in benefits (specifically 401K, pension, and health coverage in retirement) show the companies lack of care and dedication to empoyees.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt feels like you have stopped investing in the Indy site and are trying to suck the last bits out of the remaining employees. You really need to address the moral issues.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting job but below average compensation.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Thomson

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

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

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

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Thomson

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Thomson

Proswas a great place to work, enjoyed collegial atmosphere, great benefits, good team structure, tuition reimbursement, and good benefits package

Consmanagement was not necessarily employee-friendly,

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep strong performers happy through compensation and bonuses

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The mid management made it worth it

Mech Engineer (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Thomson

ProsExperienced, team oriented mid management
Great cross-training opportunities
Great innovative projects

ConsSelf-destructive higher management focused on new acquisitions and quick turn-around profit
Despecable HR leaded by "token" former local athlet having lost the concept of Team
Innovative projects rarely converted to product because of CYA approach of group management: Patent and licencing is such an radier way to bring money

Advice to Senior ManagementHope the Thomson stock crash from 20 to 0 € will bring a new technology aproach to Technicolor

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