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Technicolor Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment, good salary (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "2 worlds of Technicolor Home Entertainment"

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

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

    Pros

    Paid well with good benefits; Workers in Michigan were well trained (in general); Safety was a top priority; Although it took some time, employees worked well (in general) with other departments/areas to accomplish company goals; Employees (in general) took pride in work; Overall, despite closing facilities, Technicolor was great to me and my family.

    Cons

    Other sites do not share the above Pros; Due to declining product line (DVD, Blu Ray, Video Games) company experienced massive layoffs, including closing facilities; Decisions to close facilities were not based on performance, quality, customer satisfaction, operations that actually made a profit, etc, negatively affecting the best operations in North America and keeping open the poorer operations (Memphis, TN) and then buying additional facilities from competition; Company has gone to more & more temporary work force, laying off leads, material handlers, & supervisors while hiring more Senior Management over last few years; Major projects are often implemented at the worst times, such as beginning of peak season.

    Advice to Management

    Although, I understand facilities needed to be closed due to declining business, it is a shame that the chaotic zoo of Memphis was the survivor. However, I sincerely appreciate everything that Technicolor has done for me. It was a great ride!


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is located in a convenient, beautiful campus, with CafeTeria, Gym and walking trail around a lake, soccer field and beach volleyball court.

    Cons

    This French based organization is changing operation directions, way too often, from higher management who don't know how to operate a company in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of wasting, valuable time to market, for the new products, on sending the jobs to India, where over-promising and under-delivering is a norm, focus on local talent and stop them from leaving the company.

  3. "Rating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, overall a great place to work for.

    Cons

    No comments to state about this company.


  4. "Technicolor"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people there. you stay busy.

    Cons

    Get paid 7.50 and don't know if you will be working that day that you come in


  5. "Lead machine operator,quality assurance scanner"

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    Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    To run three machines that will pack products and make sure the employees on the line produce numbers and production is meet

    Cons

    Lack of communication and I just want to try to advance

    Advice to Management

    Honesty


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros except the some of the people I work with are great! My boss and coworkers are great!

    Cons

    The upper management has no clue, they continue to make one bad decision after another with no thought of how it will affect the employees!

    Advice to Management

    Upper nanagement should give employees a career path that will allow growth and a way to better ourselves. They have lost good people by forcing them to positions they don't wabt!


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Too Bad, it was fun"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot while I worked at technicolor like how to work in a high stress, high pace environment and I even learned how to use 4 or 5 different ERPs which is great for me.

    Cons

    The downside of all of this was the work-life balance which was almost non-existent. I worked nearly 60 hours a week. All because there were issues regarding some of the accounting systems. Whenever a problem came up that needed to be addressed it was like upper management played hot potato and didn't want to tackle it themselves. We could look back in some accounts and have years worth of back log that was never adjusted for. And that's were it will be. Forever.


  9. 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.


  10. "test and validation engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work time and freedom culture

    Cons

    payment is not higher than the Internet company


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