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Technicolor Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 5, 2016
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Pros
  • Good work environment, good salary (in 33 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Not much of a work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Seems like every other day an emergency comes down from upper management that requires everyone drop what they're doing (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, depending on what department you work in there can be potential for growth. Also, depending on department you can have great managers. Luckily I fall into that category.

    Cons

    Lots of company policies to adhere to, which can be difficult with time sensitive needs. Though once you know the correct procedure to take things tend to go smoothly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director Sales , Independent Sales Agents"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redondo Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, nice office, some good people work there

    Cons

    Lousy management, direction, lack vision in their business , poor decision making


  3. "Should have been a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You always benefit from a large company in that large capital expenditures can happen and your paycheck will always clear.

    Cons

    Upper business unit management is comprised of people who have never had their hands dirty actually working on the business units products. They don't understand any of the detail or repercussions of some decisions and seem to manage by fear. They can only stare at the bottom line number on a spreadsheet someone else created. Of course that bottom line number is very important but the devil will always be in the detail and the need to truly understand that detail is critical.


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  5. "Vault Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Vault Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vault Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technicolor is great "foot in the door" job. Much like talent agencies, Technicolor allows someone new to the entertainment industry to acclimate and begin networking.

    Cons

    Much like any entertainment related job, personalities vary and someone will not be as nice or patient as other.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  6. "Interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Contract Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, mulit cafeteria nearby, shaded parking underground.

    Cons

    Seems like people were in a bubble and didn't trust management. They seemed to be there one day and gone the next.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices and pay attention to your people if you value them, but then maybe all you value is your pathetic job security.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Technicolor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment with development opportunities. You will learn a lot, but need to be proactive in managing your career. The people tend to be warm and intelligent and it is fun to see the Technicolor name on movies.

    Cons

    Culture is challenging and hours can be long. The French management culture takes some adjustments, particularly for Americans. The month of September is tough, as all the French HQ staff come back and send hundreds of emails out.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice I can give is to institute more in the way of career development and rotation. Many alum have gone on to high level positions, and many would have stayed if they had additional opportunities.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Environment to the Fullest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, 401K, have some really great clients, high profile Projects.

    Cons

    The work culture is non-existent, morale internally is low.

    Advice to Management

    More heart into the Corporate Environment


  9. "Good Experience Overall, Company Under Significant Pressure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement. Highly capable staff throughout the worldwide organization. Local teams are driven to succeed for the business and customer.

    Cons

    Divisions are disconnected. Near-term business focus versus long-term plan of action and follow-through. Constant attention to reducing costs, often to the detriment of the company, business unit and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with employees at all levels to gain an understanding of issues and struggles. Focus on longevity and the stability of the company for the next 50 to 100 years. Always have an understanding of who is committed to the company and working to prolong its success.


  10. "VFX Producer"

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    Current Employee - VFX Producer in La Habra, CA
    Current Employee - VFX Producer in La Habra, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, wonderful People, Hours allow a life.

    Cons

    So Corporate. 3 steps forward 2 steps back.


  11. "Technicolor, a company strangled by lack of vision/execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Name well know throughout the world, compensation and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, vision and execution. Employee moral is low and top management not in tune with lower level employees. This breeds and environment of takers and not doers.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously need to overhaul Executive Staff as they are not listening to their own people. Moral starts at the top of any organization!



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