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Technicolor Indianapolis Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Good work environment, good salary (in 33 reviews)

  • work/life balance, good relationship with colleagues, (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "WAS a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have some of the smartest people working here and a lot of very dedicated people.

    Cons

    older work force, few younger people being hired. Constantly reducing the work force, and upper middle management is just shuffled around

    Advice to Management

    Communicate your intentions of where things are going, what the next steps are on how you are going to get there. no communication is almost always viewed in a negative way


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was a good company many years ago."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good technology, lots of knowledge (what is left).

    Cons

    An AXE company. Upper management (senior) do not care about employees from America !! No future ! going down fast !!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the French Corporate office, it does not generate any value to the America's region, it does not generate any income either; sucking up all the hard work and effort from all the America's employees...


  3. Helpful (2)

    "A terrible place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    There are still some good people working there

    Cons

    No raise, frequent layoff (at least in the U.S. division), manager that doesn't have a life themselves and don't want you to have a life


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People! But..."

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with. Patient, extremely knowledgable, and generally very friendly. As far as learning the ropes as an intern, it is hard to think of a place that provides more opportunities to get your feet wet in real world applications than Technicolor. You do get opportunities to move up if you work hard and stay patient.

    Cons

    The morale in the company (at least at the Indy site) is extremely low, and understandably so. Much of the technology is out of date. There always seems to be a major crisis either on the doorstep or right around the corner. A layoff in July sent 10% of the Indy location's engineers out the door. The disconnect between upper management in France and stateside is painfully obvious, with large projects changing directions, being dropped, then picked back up at a moments notice, and never enough time to meet the deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the upper level folks in the US more, and you may regain the trust of the your employees here. Try to stabilize your true focus and goals for the company and actually follow through with it instead of throwing out cheap slogans and pep-talks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you like pressure work at Technicolor"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced Schedule driven
    Must follow reference designs or application notes
    Beer and wine provided at parties?
    French owned

    Cons

    Managers love to yell and swear. They treat employees like you could be any warm body.
    No innovation or new ideas allowed
    Help from coworkers may be hard to get because they are so busy too.

    Advice to Management

    Pressure can have opposite effects on productivity.
    Come up with a long term plan.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    changing technology, interesting projects, good people

    Cons

    poor pay, no incentive to work harder, all the good people leaving/already left

    Advice to Management

    Go back to France and drive your country into the ground. Leave ours alone.


  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large Diverse company, along with some great lower level people.

    Cons

    Lack of focus from Management, and tend to not staff proper resources until it's too late.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees more.


  9. "Good Learning Opportunity--Needs Management Improvement"

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    Current Intern - Hardware Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Hardware Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Technicolor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by brilliant people. If you are proactive about learning in a specific area of interest, there are superstars in almost any area of Electronics as well as Software that you can align yourself with. My boss and several other lower level managers are fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    At the highest level, the company is managed very poorly. Constantly redoing work because of bad communication, and many tasks which are not even technical "engineering tasks". Most of this is because goals are not clearly defined, and resources are not clearly allocated.

    Advice to Management

    If goals and resources were more clearly designed and allocated, with more accountability and more communication / feedback between people, it


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Senior management continues to fail"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting product line, good products to work on, good cooperative team oriented employees.

    Cons

    This company could be used over and over as a case study for what not to do in business. The management team has no strategy, and no vision other than cut costs and see what they can squeeze out of the remaining employees. The culture of incompetence is rampant with management. Senior managers create a culture of failure while beating down the engineering staff and treating them like they are second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO, and the CEOs direct staff. Find a CEO who has real technology experience, knows something about products, and has a real vision of how to make a successful business.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "They changed the company name from Thomson to Technicolor for a reason."

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good but not excessive, work was usually interesting and challenging. Staff is generally good people and willing to help.

    Cons

    This is the same company that was offered to Daewoo for $1USD. They used to design and manufacture TVs, etc. and now design cable modems for Direct TV. A mere shadow of their former self. They have been reduced to maybe a hundred employees here in the US from a few thousand. The management has no idea what they are doing, and the executive branch is in France with no concern for those in the states. Layoffs happen every quarter. Run away.

    Advice to Management

    Shut the doors, pack up the equipment and hold a garage sale. I recommend that you stop worrying about your job and worry about the company and the employees. Pick a product, make a plan and stick with it for more than a few months.


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