The work environment varies a lot depending on the location and your level within the company.
ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – August 7, 2018
Technicolor is a big company with several business units at different locations. I had the opportunity to visit several of them in the US and Europe. The work environment varies a lot depending on the location and your level within the company. In some locations, the atmosphere is open and more relaxed. It feels like everyone is working together to move the company forward. In other locations, particularly on the manufacturing side, the company is far stricter. There are strict behavior and dress codes. Once you get to know the people at those sites better, it is not unusual to hear them complaining about the company or resentful. It feels like that it is just an 8-to-5 job. The Camarillo facility used to be one of those sites. The company does not give the individuals the flexibility or motivation to grow. It is a vertical structure where the decisions are made at the top with no input from the lower levels and enforced by the middle management. People are motivated by fear and forced into silos. The upper management, as usual, has all sorts of perks and benefits. Profit was achieved by cutting jobs and not by developing new ideas or teams. The compensation was fair and the benefits were not bad.