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Updated October 14, 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. "Technicolor India - A dystopia"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to say in this section

    Cons

    Enormous work load
    Below average pay scale
    Unpleasant working environment
    No extra benefits for working extra hours
    Unsatisfactory responds from HR department for any approach

    Advice to Management

    Take a survey from employees about various aspects. Allow them to submit it anonymously. Otherwise they will praise you, which will be totally opposite of what is in their mind.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Super Technical Place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - In-depth technical experts. Your knowledge will jump here. You can learn much more than even companies 10 times this size!
    - Free snacks in the evening with variety
    - Small company. No big politics. Openly speak your mind
    - No micromanagement (thank god!)
    - Support for work life balance as long as you take care of your task
    - Unnecessary negative elements identified correctly and handled in a timely manner

    Cons

    - Big variety of technology. Need to focused in your job else easy to get distracted with things

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive job!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid...!!!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically strong team, you'll learn. Nothing else to list...!!!

    Cons

    Incapable leadership and biased management. Check with current and former employees before accepting offer from TCH.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to survive, make hard decisions on the Chennai management team.


  4. 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.


  5. "IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Person in Covington, TN
    Current Employee - IT Person in Covington, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A small shop so wearing many hats and learning new areas is a must. I have been able to acquire much more knowledge and experience then a larger environment would allow

    Cons

    With outsourcing and limited in house resources there are more projects than time or resources Operations management turns over quickly causing it direction to change and current enhancements become unused. A change in direction is need at system analysis level.
    many high priority project then time and resources

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between operations and IT
    Stabilize management turn over in operations


  6. 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.


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technicolor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Shifts and Compensation for working late or on holiday

    Cons

    Very less appraisal for top performers

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees

  8. "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


  9. 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!


  10. 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.


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