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Technicolor Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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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)

    "Slightly disappointed Ontario FSSC employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with on a daily basis. The bright spot in what might be a dull and dreary day.

    Cons

    Corporate made an impacting decision to close the FSSC in Ontario, California and move the finance operations to Guadalajara. WOW! Talk about having the wind knocked out of you and the rug pulled out from under you. To say it's extremely disappointing is putting it mildly. After the news is given, management expects people to hurry up and get over their emotions regarding the news, grow up and be professional about it. Yes, it is what it is but it's still like a grieving process. Process...not overnight. No, we will not be acting like we are in kindergarten but at least have the common decency to give people some time. When you spend as much time at work like Technicolor employees do, you become a family. Now you're told there's a big divorce coming or a death and here's the date. Time...process...patience. Nice of them to provide a severance and bonus reward for staying until the expected target date. However when you hear through the grapevine that employees that have been at this location for one year or less are getting pretty close to what employees are getting that have been here over 5 years - it's like another rug being pulled. Hurtful. Disappointment. Really makes you feel that ALL the hard work you out in over the years wasn't as appreciated as you thought...it's a painful wake up call.

    Advice to Management

    Me CEO: don't send a company wide email talking about the successful integration of Cisco Connected Home when you know that an integral part of that success was just laid off. Also, don't close out your email saying you're looking forward to continuing our work together to make 2017 another productive year when Ontario FSSC is closing in a few short months. Be considerate and think about who receives the email and how they will feel when they read this. Upper management, if you truly appreciate your people, show them that you do. Be truthful and honest about how much you really appreciate them. Don't dangle a gift box in front of someone and then when they open it it's only a partial gift. It's still a nice gesture and people are truly grateful for it. But don't act like the amount is based on position AND tenure. Otherwise it looks like you are just thinking of us as numbers on a budget report instead of looking at the individual, their tenure and their performance as an employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Connected Home Intern for Technicolor"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor as an intern

    Pros

    Good and hard working people

    Cons

    Not much help available. No one was able to teach me anything new to me because they were busy with their work. No plan for intern


  3. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    the job is very easy

    Cons

    when the work gets slow, they send you home


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is fair and the benefits or okay.

    Cons

    Lots of barriers among departments. There isn't a lot of team work. The departments and sister locations work in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on building camaraderie among departments and management and eliminate the focus on office politics.


  6. "Nice people, not too organized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people in graphics department.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, constant fear of being let go

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever it is the competitors like Deluxe are doing to take the business away from you, which results in the layoffs


  7. "VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talented work force growing company , interesting challenges and work, high morale

    Cons

    Sometimes delays in getting adequate staffing approved


  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People! But..."

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with. Patient, extremely knowledgable, and generally very friendly. As far as learning the ropes as an intern, it is hard to think of a place that provides more opportunities to get your feet wet in real world applications than Technicolor. You do get opportunities to move up if you work hard and stay patient.

    Cons

    The morale in the company (at least at the Indy site) is extremely low, and understandably so. Much of the technology is out of date. There always seems to be a major crisis either on the doorstep or right around the corner. A layoff in July sent 10% of the Indy location's engineers out the door. The disconnect between upper management in France and stateside is painfully obvious, with large projects changing directions, being dropped, then picked back up at a moments notice, and never enough time to meet the deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the upper level folks in the US more, and you may regain the trust of the your employees here. Try to stabilize your true focus and goals for the company and actually follow through with it instead of throwing out cheap slogans and pep-talks.


  10. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, consistent paycheck, team oriented environment, flexibility

    Cons

    No raises, fluctuating volumes throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  11. "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.



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