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Technicolor Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. Helpful (2)

    "You experience will depend on location and managment"

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

    I worked at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Big company, generally you are in luck if you are in CA.

    Cons

    You experience will depend on management. Overall the company is shrinking and cutting costs. Ethics has been dying over the last few years.


  2. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Package Handler in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a job it's ok

    Cons

    I fond out tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Need a higher pay rate

  3. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Technicolor as a contractor

    Pros

    People, location, fun culture, campus

    Cons

    They shut down the division after one year


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Traffic & Library"

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    Former Employee - Manager Traffic and Library in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager Traffic and Library in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my work tremendously, assist clients with tracking assets for past and current projects for 23+ years

    Cons

    Lack of communication with departments

    Advice to Management

    To communicate with your coworkers so they can better do their jobs


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Production line made daily production goals

    Cons

    Down size dvd sells on a decline

    Advice to Management

    Training and coaching is definitely a must show appreciation and awards build moral.

  8. "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace building, good people

    Cons

    Bad process, and bad rules

    Advice to Management

    Change the rules


  9. "Interlining"

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    Former Contractor - Textile Graphic Designer
    Former Contractor - Textile Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The production team leading Logan, was great! 2. The food was great. 3. The people were nice.

    Cons

    The contract ended up being too long but it ended nicely so thanks for the extra two weeks of editing and grammar coaches from other countries.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more dialect coaches into the company before hand, as individual assets not full employees so we know who to contract first without a two week wait on headhunters looking for the right person.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "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.


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