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Technicolor Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment, good salary (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "Should have been a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Technicolor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You always benefit from a large company in that large capital expenditures can happen and your paycheck will always clear.

    Cons

    Upper business unit management is comprised of people who have never had their hands dirty actually working on the business units products. They don't understand any of the detail or repercussions of some decisions and seem to manage by fear. They can only stare at the bottom line number on a spreadsheet someone else created. Of course that bottom line number is very important but the devil will always be in the detail and the need to truly understand that detail is critical.


  2. "Vault Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company is on the downhill slide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In some positions you are able to decide what projects you work on and you have a lot of autonomy for your day to day work.

    Pay and benefits were competitive.

    Cons

    The company has no future and few plans other than maintaining low margin activities for commodity type products. Layoffs are frequent for U.S. employees when France decides to cut costs. Quality of work, seniority and profitability of the team have no bearing on the decision to reduce head count. Always waiting for the next shoe to fall. If you are not in Issy, you will never rise to a leadership position.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is beyond advice and are now grasping at straws.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People! But..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Overall Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you like pressure work at Technicolor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced Schedule driven
    Must follow reference designs or application notes
    Beer and wine provided at parties?
    French owned

    Cons

    Managers love to yell and swear. They treat employees like you could be any warm body.
    No innovation or new ideas allowed
    Help from coworkers may be hard to get because they are so busy too.

    Advice to Management

    Pressure can have opposite effects on productivity.
    Come up with a long term plan.


  8. "Interesting place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment with development opportunities. You will learn a lot, but need to be proactive in managing your career. The people tend to be warm and intelligent and it is fun to see the Technicolor name on movies.

    Cons

    Culture is challenging and hours can be long. The French management culture takes some adjustments, particularly for Americans. The month of September is tough, as all the French HQ staff come back and send hundreds of emails out.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice I can give is to institute more in the way of career development and rotation. Many alum have gone on to high level positions, and many would have stayed if they had additional opportunities.


  10. "Technicolor ..... SIGH!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still defining, maybe more to share in another review, but noting to date. Oh there is one Pro, benefits are spectacular

    Cons

    Senior Leadership disheartening, disorganized and the lack of innovative thinking is just another knife to the moral fiber. Not much more to be said

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, cost cutting time is done.... time to grow. Oh yeah, NAM President, Technicolor is NOT a services company.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Massive Layoff July 7, 2016"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck
    More VPs than a bank

    Cons

    Most people very unhappy at Technicolor
    Too many projects, yet they just reduced staff in Lawrenceville, Indy, and Shanghai (probably elsewhere, not sure)
    Very little direction

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people a little more



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