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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance initiatives makes me feel my hard work is being acknowledged (in 16 reviews)

  • nice campus; convenient distance from valley; good benefits, nice (but overpriced) cafeteria (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance if you are on the RES team (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior Management seems to be set on destroying the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    exciting but disorganized

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Researcher in New York, NY

    Pros

    good people, good benefits, great technology and product offering

    Cons

    disorganized, many re-organizations, manage by fear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has great market position, but does not favor a service approach

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Commitment to creating a desirable work space
    Innovative products with a monopoly in its market space
    Tremendous potential for revenue growth

    Cons

    Culture is very fractured due to the company's non-stop acquisition of new properties. Many "entities" within the company (TV Guide, Allmusic, etc) still maintain independent cultures and processes, and not all are treated equally, with some carrying "favored nation" status. Also, there is virtually no commitment to service, either from a management or financial standpoint. It's as if the company is resting on the laurels of its products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that quality service is a key component to the selling and growth process. Build out a professional team with a strong ability support and manage customer satisfaction.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Macrovision - they buy high and sell low...

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    Some cool technology and good people

    Cons

    Macrovision is in the business of acquiring companies and then breaking them apart for key components - this can be a good strategy if you know what you are doing, but I'm not sure they know what they are doing. There tends to be a distinction between early Macrovision employees and new employees from acquired companies - just look at the senior management and you see who stays and who goes. Another challenge is that many of their acquisitions are way upside down in regard to how much they paid versus what they sold them off for - this leaves them with a high debt load and fewer revenue opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your chosen strategy doesn't blow up in your faces

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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