Rovi
2.6 of 5 177 reviews
www.rovicorp.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rovi Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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2.6 177 reviews

                             

34% Approve of the CEO

Rovi President & CEO Tom Carson

Tom Carson

(105 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Going Nowhere Good Fast

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, good hours, and for the most part for lower level employees, great coworkers trying to make the best of a terrible situation.

    ConsEverything from the supervisors going up. This is a very top-heavy company where the CEOs are constantly changing their strategy with little to no regard for the employees and how they are keeping up with the work. The pay is ridiculously low, and the stress and aggravation from supervisors and managers who go out of their way to create a hostile work environment do not make it worth staying for any length of time. There is very limited career growth opportunity. Despite claims that they are working on the culture, morale and trust is at an all-time low. Bully and threatening behavior is a norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus your strategy and actually pay attention to all the lower level employees you currently ignore. Stop rewarding bad behavior on the part of supervisors all in the name of results for the current quarter and you might actually retain some of the amazing talent you have left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Heard bad things but I didn't find it that bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonable pay, benefits, etc.
    Flexible time off

    ConsNo strategy and vision that funnels down to all employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seen many changes, not many good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay, varied projects, somewhat autonomous work environment.

    ConsTalent retention people don't communicate with the personnel people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave focus, be more brave and willing to take a risk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lofty dreams. Who knows what the future holds.

    Not Management (Current Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsThere is a great deal of flexibilty, respectable compensation and a lot of talented people. Many employees have been there for a long time. Management paints a pretty picture for the future.

    ConsCompensation if you are female and not in a management role is well below your male colleages. Upper management doesn't take into consideration what anyone actually contributes when laying off. Many departments are running on minimal personnel some even with single employees while management is expecting the same level of production or support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like adults and tell us what direction we are really going. You might stop losing your best talent and we may help you get there even if we are not in the final picture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rovi lacks direction and outsources employment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, good lower management
    Plenty of work if you are not outsourced

    ConsUpper management is driving employees out with lack of good leadership, out-sourcing and bad direction
    They have company core values, but do not practice them themselves

    Teamwork - how is there teamwork when you are replaced by an outsourcing company
    Ownership - upper management fails to take ownership of their own problem
    Customer driven - employees are also your customers, and fail to treat them well
    Innovation - upper management lacks innovation to keep their current employees happy and not outsourcing them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRovi used to be a fun place to work until the current CEO, CFO and CIO took over
    Stop out-sourcing it does not work, never has, never will
    Replace the directionless upper management
    Practice what you preach (core values)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Place is falling apart

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, lower management is good, flexible work schedule

    ConsTop heavy, wont listen to those who know what they are doing, have an "If you don't like it you can leave" attitude towards the employes (and have said so many times in company meetings). I think they are setting them selves up to be purchased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to your employes, they actually know what is going on and can help you! you keep pushing "culture" but that's hard to do when you are driving everyone away

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unrecognizable from when I started

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA great team of professionals.

    ConsWasted talent at every level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide on and execute a strategy for more than a quarter at a time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Zero culture, poor and shifting strategy, senior management MIA

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsThere is good flexibility, a good work/life balance, respectable compensation and generally good and talented colleagues. Many employees have been there for a long time (although some key people were quizzically laid off).

    ConsThere is no culture, no support (HR, IT, etc) and nothing that is distinct about the company and brand. The CEO hasn't got a clue about the organization and the company strategy shifts with the wind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back in the game, reward good work and not cronies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A slowly sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsA mostly fun, creative staff in Ann Arbor. In the Ann Arbor office, you're slightly removed from the often depressing corporate environment in some other Rovi offices. The benefits are great.

    ConsRovi is going nowhere good. They're selling bits off and looking for companies to sue in order to stay afloat. They like to talk about innovation, but current employees (at least in Ann Arbor) have seen nothing much come of these promises. Morale is low. If you are a Rovi employee, I strongly suggest keeping your resume and LinkedIn updated at all times and be continuously on the lookout for better opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Radnor, PA

    ProsVery good bunch of individual contributors. One of the best I have worked with.

    ConsEveryone is stacked to fail. The Senior Management steers the ship, and the ship will not go much far if it is not steered properly.
    Every other day the priorities change.
    If you are a VPs, brother, neighbor, acquaintance, you are untouchable. Rest everyone is fair game. Nepotism at its best. Oh and you may get paid more just because of that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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