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"Good company, sometimes horrible management"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great 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.

Cons

The 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 Management

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

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    "M-GO/MedianaviCo part of Technicolor in Burbank is Toxic - Do not work there."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Note: Other groups in Technicolor are not like this. M-GO is it's own entity within and at the same time apart from Technicolor.
    The SoCal weather is nice.
    Easy, convenient walk to restaurants in downtown Burbank.
    Other than that none. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nichts.

    Cons

    M-GO was voted the most dysfunctional place ever worked at by myself and every co-worker I asked while I worked there.
    Blame game / throw others under the bus culture. From original CTO to Technical Director to Development Management, all constantly blame the Engineers and those "beneath" them in the hierarchy for failures, but none of them offer solutions. Anyone who does try to fix the problems end up being targets for blame and eventual termination.
    Overly hierarchical.
    Content industry mentality sees Engineers as simple day laborers who have little value and whose jobs can be outsourced, insourced, or terminated upon completion of short term usefulness or for any other reason.
    Over-reliance on H1 Engineers.
    Constant reverse evolution of talented employees. Anyone with any skill, talent, or lots of engineering/industry experience eventually end up leaving or being terminated (unless they are H1 since their salaries are less and they will work the long hours required without complaint).
    Constant "crunch time" work environment. Product has been in Beta release stage for a long time.
    Product changes of direction by Executives and Technical Leaders have led to years of Beta release stage environment.
    No respect or understanding for worker burnout.
    Insanely bad management of people in almost every aspect.
    Development Management refuse to (or are ignorant of) basic Engineering Industry standards so dev environments and all other environments are constantly changing, crashing and hard to keep afloat.
    Extreme lack of long term or even mid term technical/engineering vision. Fix Bug Now! mentality pervades and with so little planning leads to constant rework and brittleness of systems.
    Both Dev and QA teams are understaffed and overworked.
    I literally could go on and on, but am more happy to just stop here and leave the whole experience in the past thankful that I no longer work there...

    Advice to Management

    Give up. Find another job. After many changes to personnel the same culture exists and no one will ever be able to fix it. The product is also doomed to failure because the dysfunctional nature of the company and reverse evolution employee-wise will always hinder the success of the product itself. Unless of course you are one of the ones causing the problems mentioned above, then you should stay and ride it out to the very end, like you have always intended.


  2. "Great People, Great Pipeline, Great Company."

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    Former Contractor - Stereoscopic Compositor in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Stereoscopic Compositor in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very conscious of employee well being and while also being attentive to the client. Management always felt approachable and communicated greatly in terms of what was expected and our current status overall. During a crunch period everyday we were provided with a 4 pm snack spread which was mostly healthy fruit and veggies. This small act alone helped many production artists push through the dreaded 3pm slump with ease and in my opinion contributed to the success of the team overall.

    Cons

    The 3d conversion division in Burbank is now closed.

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