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Roku Reviews

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    One of the best companies I've worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saratoga, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saratoga, CA

    I have been working at Roku full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for career growth. You will likely be temporarily pulled into other work areas from time to time, due to understaffing (the company just can't hire qualified people fast enough to keep up with growth). There's a lot of "work family" attitude. Even during engineering-wide "pushes", you're likely to hear laughter during meetings. People are very driven and professional.

    Cons

    There will be occasional periods of high stress (not as much as most other companies, however, but some people may still have difficulty dealing with it). There can be a lot of noise due to hallway conversations, not necessarily work-related (I'd rather work in the silence of my home, but I'm somewhat of an introvert, anyway). Only a few people have the luxury of working from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone thrives in (or enjoys) an office environment; let more people work from home on a full-time basis as long as their production justifies it.

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Roku Interviews

Updated Nov 14, 2014
Updated Nov 14, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Roku.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by one recruiter and asked to fill out a questionnaire and send my resume. The questions were all experience based, nothing technical. Then I was approached by another recruiter who wanted a phone interview a week later. The phone interview was fine, all the normal questions:

    What languages do you program in?
    What is the most difficult bug you have tackled?
    What do you like/dislike about your current job? etc...

    At the end of the phone interview I was asked a series of technical questions that were moderately challenging but I missed one on threading and was asked another that I don't remember because I did not clearly understand it. Despite my experience developing and maintaining enterprise applications this was a problem for them. Roku is looking for a very particular type of engineer, your experience is not going to matter, only your ability to give book answers to language framework details and OOP concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • None were that difficult, just kicking myself for not studying more before the interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.roku.com
Headquarters Saratoga, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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