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DivX is a pretty great place to work if you like to manage yourself.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at DivX

Pros

Lots of exposure with senior management. Work closely with many different areas of the company to execute projects. Lots of responsibility, and every day is different.

Cons

Not very much vision or direction. Tough to justify innovation with such a fluid business model, so often times it takes a great deal of effort to get any new project rolling even if you have ROI justification.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's OK to be wrong. Let's just start working in a direction - we can always change course once the ball is rolling but it's much harder to get things going from a standstill.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Fun place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at DivX

    Pros

    The people at DivX are great to work with. Most of them are people you would enjoy spending time with outside of work. They have a cultural interview mixed in with the technical interview where they essentially assess how well you would fit in with the rest of the employees. This cultural interview tends to assure that the people that get hired are a good fit and will get along with everyone else. It is a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    The management only manages, they do not lead well -- there is not a strong awareness among the "general population" of where the company is going or how it's getting there. Salaries tend to be below industry averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead more.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unknown  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Unknown in San Diego, CA

    I worked at DivX

    Pros

    The weather is great. Good people and relaxed atmosphere. If you have a good rapport with your group, you can be free to execute within your domain.

    Employees tend to be very active. Volleyball, surfing all sorts of other activities. Trade shows can be very rowdy and spirited if you get to go.

    Cons

    DivX once was an exceptionally open office. A couple of years ago openness began being shut down. The information vacuum turned to gossip.

    The inability of the new generation to be frank and honest with employees created an acidic environment. If you can avoid this, it is as good a place to be as any, but in contrast to what it once was, DivX can be a bit sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell it off and move on.

    Disapproves of CEO
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