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Technicolor Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Good work environment, good salary (in 35 reviews)

  • Support for work life balance as long as you take care of your task (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Really old company in search of new growth market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, 4 weeks vacation after 7 years.

    Cons

    No stock options, but doesn't matter as the stock isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Atmosphere of mistrust and fear, and let's not take any chances on things back at their Memphis TN location. I was client-facing and never had opportunities to advance. Their major market in the USA has been home video and packaged software on disc, then packaging and distribution. Those two industries are approaching end of life quickly. Also they are late to the "lets move all the thinking jobs overseas" with their move of thinking jobs to Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you're on an S curve no matter how much of a declining market you own - get busy looking for a new market or you'll be another Kodak story. Communications with your major clients in the entertainment industry has been scattered - clean it up. Give employees a chance to get ownership and they'll start to act like owners.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, many of which I've stayed in touch with for professional and personal purposes.

    Cons

    Management wasn't professional, I believe in upward mobility and promotion from within, but in some cases individuals were promoted just b/c they "did time" at the company - those individuals lacked creativity and ideas due to their experience being one dimensional.

  3. "No much growth"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not as per the current industry standards. so, has nothing to say

    Cons

    everything
    Will be a huge list.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely to what is going on arround you and start fixing the mistakes or it will be a brain drain.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heath Benefits/Co Workers/ That's it.

    Cons

    Very bad management. Overpaid Six Sigma blowhards who have no clue what their staff does. If you like working with misogynists then work at Technicolor Camarillo. Employees are overworked and underappreciated. People are quitting in waves and hundreds have recently been laid off. They consistently push the good people out. The working environment is like a mausoleum. Quiet and gloomy. It is really sad. If they just had the right management, they could survive. Most people are looking for jobs as they don't know how long the place will last.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring high priced, ego maniac directors. You could get three well experiences managers for the price of one current director.


  5. "Not A Dream Job, but Hey, Not Bad"

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    Former Contractor - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Minimal micro-managing, friendly people, cool location

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. Survived two layoffs only to be taken down by a third


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Do not work here. Trust me, you will regret it."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Camarillo, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay can be above average.
    Some name recognition, which can help you build your personal brand. It was a paycheck and the health benefits we decent. Time off was good. Liked the two weeks vacation.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management is cutthroat. The culture is toxic. No one wants to work at Technicolor. People are mean. No one spoke to each other and my own boss would go on vacation and would never tell me. If I never went by to say hello I wouldn't talk to her in weeks. The worse place I have ever worked. HR is pathetic. The head of the division is an evil troll. This is a French company. I will never work for a French company again. In Paris they make heartless business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Realize your employees are your most valuable asset. Don't treat them as disposable.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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