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"Demise of a Great Technical Company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Excellent technical staff and opportunities for creativeness
Fair benefits and insurance
Good working relationship among "individual contributors"

Cons

Senior management has no vision - focused on the immediate (poor) financial situation
Extremely bloated management structure
Most mid-to-upper management appears to be incompetent
Regular layoffs have become commonplace
Extreme workload expectations

Advice to Management

It would seem beneficial to lay off much of the senior/middle management and focus on the technical strengths of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Technicolor

  1. Helpful (7)

    "I felt like a 2nd class citizen."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have to live in Indianapolis, and are technical, this is probably your best choice.

    Cons

    - Engineers are 2nd class citizens. The many bloated layers of management and support staff seem to survive the many layoffs, but the engineers are the first to go.
    - Poor communication from management about what is going on.
    - As a French-run company, American employees are easily discarded.
    - Yet another example of a company that has laid off so many workers that there are too few left to get anything done properly.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are the bread and butter of the company. You should be more focused on keeping them happy than on keeping your bosses happy.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "French-owned. French priorities. North America is far low in priorities."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Fantastic benefits
    - Good technology
    - Great recognition and brand name in Hollywood
    - Several engineering sites (Asia, USA, Belgium, France)

    Cons

    - French make everything loopsided to France and the EU, even if North America has customers with much greater business potential.
    - Internal sharing of information is terrible. Folks share only the minimum - just enough to do your job, but not enough to do it well.
    - Completely open budget on travel - no limits. Incredible waste of money - travel for everything, including lots of internal meetings that could easily be done via conf. call / Webex.
    - Culture is perfect if you are workaholic - work, work, work, even if family gets neglected/affected. Managers don't care.

    Advice to Management

    No advice can be given. French management will not change. They operate more like a bank, with a budget for each year, and each year they decide what will give them the best rate of return - no/little forward thinking and extremely shy (too conservative) to make technology/product/customer bets. Too gun-shy to try something new/bold.


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