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Technicolor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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  • "It feels like it's all about the bottom line with zero regard for employee growth or work/life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Upper management highly political" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor part-time

    Pros

    Technicolor is an easy and fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Technicolor is also disorganized, all over the place and they have unpolite supervisors.


  2. "A rudderless experience"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Lawrenceville office is quite convenient to my home.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Questionable business tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the buzz word bingo and actually come up with a strategy. Routine layoffs based only on salary results in a skill drain not easily overcome.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Wish I had better news..."

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Hollywood, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Technicolor is still one of Hollywood's bright lights. Do you know how the Oscars have a separate "Scientific and Technical" awards show each February? Those people are my co-workers.

    - If you are in Production Services you get to work on things that directly impact movies and TV. The move to digital has changed everything and Technicolor is still strongly competing and committed to being out front.

    - All of the people I work with are "Good People" and I enjoy every day that I come into work.

    - The money is good, talent and hard work are fairly compensated. Still have 401k matching (you have to wait a year). Bananas in the break room, bagels on Friday.

    - As far as Los Angeles workplace environments go, this is one of the better ones, in fact the best I've had personally.

    Cons

    - The overall experience of being a Technicolor employee is insanely situational. Is your department OK? Is your manager OK? Are you OK? You never know when the next round of cuts will take place or how you will be affected.

    - Very tight cost controls, not even Cost of Living raises (in 2018). Routine things like business travel and trade show attendance are gone (unless it's part of your direct job duties).

    - I've seen older people let go, and younger people are just leaving. But to be fair, L.A. is full of opportunities right now, so much of this is normal.

    - Lack of communication from upper management. As others have said, there is management taking place but real leadership is a vacuum.

    - To the extent that I've interacted with European employees, I do see the old double-standard (more vacation time, better workplace protections). But those groups have their own separate problems, so perhaps it's a "Grass is Greener" situation.

    - General sense of uncertainty, paranoia, cynicism, and a constant need to look over my shoulder. Has Hollywood always been this way?

    Advice to Management

    Je vous remercie. J'ai eu l'honneur de servir.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in film and end user experience

    Cons

    Market decline for cable Gateways and Set top boxes


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok for temp work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary for contract/freelance; some talented, knowledgeable artists

    Cons

    Older company trying to modernize without adequate vision or resources

    Advice to Management

    Establish clear overall business strategy, adequately fund initiatives, encourage attitude of entrepreneurship, empower employees


  6. "Best Employer EVER!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Management listens to the employees. They also give you the chance to accept more responsibility with an increase in pay if the position is right for you.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate with No Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Producer - Home Video in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Producer - Home Video in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technicolor is large, so it can pay large salaries for the right candidates. Benefits for full time employees are great. There are a ton of different lines of business, so there's always room for lateral moves and opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Technicolor is corporate, but there is no real leadership in many levels. The environment can become toxic when unreasonable expectations are not met. It feels like it's all about the bottom line with zero regard for employee growth or work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Lead your people. Help them grow. When they ask for help, try to help. Recognize when clients are out of line and promote more of a team environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director of sales operations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meet some excellent, talented and passionate workers

    Cons

    Upper management VPs are horrendous. They need to shed most of these worthless people who aren't supporting their teams . Targets are not being hit, huge lay offs . The company is failing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your waste of space upper level, hiding behind a glorified title.


  9. "Decent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a large, global company. Lots of opportunity to advance and/or relocate if desired.

    Cons

    Major products in North America are satellite set top boxes and cable boxes for customers around the world and the USA. At least in USA seems market is shrinking for boxes and increasing for over the air content.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good physical environment.

    Cons

    When I was working there, all the chairs were broken. This lead to a severe neck injury that I had to have surgery on. The environment was hostile, and back-stabbing. Management was incompetent. KPIs were embellished upon. Numbers were changed to match a narrative. Long hours worked - sometimes I would be under so much stress my clothes would be soaked with sweat.

    Advice to Management

    Full audits of numbers given to you. You are being lied to.


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