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30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer - Android Mobile, Fan TV

Rovi Corporation San Mateo, CA

At Fan TV, we have a "work hard, play hard" philosophy. We enjoy each other's company, attend happy hours, go to movies, hang out in our well-stocked… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Data Scientist

Rovi Corporation Boston, MA

• Analyze large data sets to extract actionable insights • Apply machine learning at scale to predict… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Sales Director (Calgary based)

Rovi Corporation Remote, OR

Sales Director • North America West territory- Canada and U.S. • Key account focus requiring… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Director, Client Engagement

Rovi Corporation Boston, MA

The Director, Client Engagement will work closely with the Rovi Analytics Sales and Account Management teams and… Rovi Corporation


7 days ago

Systems Administrator - Exchange

Rovi Corporation Plano, TX

The IT Enterprise Services of Unified Communications and Collaboration requires a day to day… Rovi Corporation


4 days ago

Inside Sales Representative

Rovi Corporation Burbank, CA

The Rovi Sales team is seeking an Inside Sales Representative to join us in Santa Clara, CA… Rovi Corporation


7 days ago

Software QA Engineer (Fan TV)

Rovi Corporation San Mateo, CA

At Fan TV, we have a "work hard, play hard" philosophy. We enjoy each other's company, attend happy hours, go to movies, hang out in our well-stocked… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Sr. Human Resources Representative

Rovi Corporation Wayne, PA

Our pioneering program guides, entertainment data, and personalized content recommendations drive search and navigation across Set-Top Boxes, Smart… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Product Manager

Rovi Corporation Wayne, PA

/ Responsibilities: Product Manager – Video Metadata, North America Metadata is… Rovi Corporation


30+ days ago

Senior DevOps Engineer

Rovi Corporation San Mateo, CA

At Fan TV, we have a "work hard, play hard" philosophy. We enjoy each other's company, attend happy hours, go to movies, hang out in our well-stocked… Rovi Corporation


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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented software engineers, QA engineers and architects. Some of the best people I have ever worked with in my career during my 2.5 years at Rovi.

    Good benefits, flexible time off and industry standard pay.

    Ability to evaluate new technologies and incorporate into new projects.

    Cons

    Clueless executive team with no vision on how to move the company forward.

    Multiple reorganizations and layoffs during my 2.5 years at Rovi.

    Bad downsizing decisions (layoffs in 2012 resulted in majority of remaining QA engineers leaving Rovi for better positions elsewhere)

    Bad outsourcing decisions (large amounts of money, time, and effort were spent ramping up and training Shanghai and Mumbai engineering teams only to have those locations closed within a year)

    Denison Organizational Culture survey results continue to show major issues within the company with little or no improvement even after working with management consulting firms to fix the identified issues.

    Department heads staking out territory for their teams to get window area seating forcing existing teams of people in those areas to be relocated to vacant cubes in other areas of the Burbank building.

    Bad employee morale. Everyone is wondering when the next layoff is going to occur.

    Exit interview conducted by phone with HR rep in Santa Clara office even though the Burbank HR team was located within 50 feet of my desk.

    Inability to recruit and retain engineering talent. Engineers were resigning faster than they could be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors are enablers in allowing the current executive team to steer the company towards the iceberg. They need to clean out the executive suites and replace upper level management with people who have a clue on how to run a company.

    Sell off assets which are not contributing to the bottom line.

    Otherwise, history books will include the following entries:
    World Disasters
    1912: RMS Titanic: Captain Edward J. Smith
    2012: Costa Concordia: Captain Francesco Schettino
    2015: Rovi: CEO Tom Carson

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