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Technicolor Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment, good salary (in 37 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior management maladies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    This is a company with lots of very talented employees and a very friendly environment. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    The very senior-most management levels have long since lost focus and the ability to drive effective change leadership. Quarter-by-quarter short term actions lead to short-term thinking at the expense of long-term prosperity. Buyer beware...


  2. "Process Coach"

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    Former Employee - Process Coach in Olyphant, PA
    Former Employee - Process Coach in Olyphant, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most of the full time staff have been working for company for a long time and have extensive knowledge of production process.

    Cons

    Most of the Management have been working for the company for a long time and do not listen to the workers on the floor which I consider to be "Experts" in production. To be fair, the product produced at the Olyphant Plant is CD & DVD replication and packaging which may be beyond saving at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify into other products. Communicate with long time employees and come up with a plan together.

  3. "Easy 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

    Good benefits and the work is easy.

    Cons

    They need better management

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to your employees better.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "All the downsides of French management without the benefits of working in Europe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The high rate of attrition without the benefit of knowledge-transfer leads to establishing positive working relationships with the survivors in order to achieve goals.
    - Management salaries are relatively great when compared to the hourly rates

    Cons

    - Haphazard and continual team consolidation entails that employees often are directed to carry out their original responsibilities, as well as those of one, two, or more departed coworkers, without the benefit of knowledge transfer or access to the departed employee's data. Managers realize weeks or months after departures that no one else knows how to perform the functions of the former employees. By that time, there is no way to access the lost data or reclaim "tribal knowledge". This is common across divisions and departments globally.
    - Formal training is virtually non-existent.
    - Work/life balance is a continual chanllenge
    - The president advised that "Our stock price does not support the retention of exceptional talent. We pay no more than market rate, regardless of contribution."
    - The predominant management paradigm is "Trickle-down fear". The French president is quirky, sporadic, and has anger-management issues. His impulsive temperament inspires fear and tension in his direct reports. This in turn is passed down the food chain.
    - The European employees have typical European vacation benefits, which makes them unavailable for extended periods of time, forcing their subordinates and peers in the US, Mexico, and Canada to often carry on "sans aucun aperçu". This is a challenge for many firms, although when it coincides with chronic over-scope it can be particularly difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Before offboarding employees, it might be beneficial to consider whether their critical knowledge and data has been documented and transferred. Otherwise, others are left to scramble "reinvent that wheel" in addition to carrying out their existing responsibilities. Bear in mind that this dynamic can be completely overwhelming when repeatedly compounded.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Could be great, too much legacy dragging it down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In chaos there is opportunity. With the constantly shifting focuses and ever-changing strategies, there is an opportunity to get involved in a ton of different projects. People are very polite.

    Cons

    No consistent focus. Will not admit that they are a conglomerate and can't have a single strategy that is the same. You have 4 different businesses under a holding company umbrella and you need to treat them as such

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your best people are leaving or you are forcing them out. Figure out if you are a company that wants to be around in 5 years or are you trying to make yourself an acquisition target


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Old school company stuck in its ways"

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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

    Company is creatively trying to figure out next steps. Willing to take risks.

    Cons

    Management, heavy old school approach makes it very hard to innovate.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good People, Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with

    Cons

    Management didn't know anything

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "different experience at a multinational"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay; good work area; good benefits

    Cons

    a bit disorganized; do not feel the company culture


  10. 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


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