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Nice people (for the most part) astonishingly poor decision-making and top management

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

I worked at DivX

Pros

A lot of the people are really nice. Some of the benefits were very creative, although oftentimes deliberately inexpensive, which is fine, it just shouldn't be used to justify a lack of more traditional benefits.

Cons

Obscure, unkind politics. A very political, back-stabbing environment that pretends it isn't. There is a significant lack of sustained direction, and almost no professional management that really knows how to support employees. Overall, I regret ever working there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Resign, and make way for adults. transparency and honesty are essential components of trust. When people don't get the facts, the rumor mill takes over which is incredibly destructive. There is a terrible "buddy" network that is destructive.

Doesn't Recommend
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    QA Engineer - Great job for first time job seeker not for professionals.

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at DivX

    Pros

    1. Work life balance is good.
    2. 4 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    1. Look at number of years of experience rather than how smart you are.
    2. Not too much growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some smart QA folks and get rid of useless leadership in QA management.

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    Work-life balance, skewed to life...

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

    I worked at DivX

    Pros

    - Good compensation for the level of work required.
    - Relatively ease of transfer from one functional area to another allowing for personal growth if desired.
    - Global company
    - Very favorable to work-life balance

    Cons

    - Stagnant company, not a lot of overall growth.
    - Hit & miss on peers, as a lot are unmotivated
    - High degree of internal politics amongst middle-level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge the work force to meet goals and allow employees to grow and take risks. Overall company needs to increase risk tolerance. But will see if transition to Sonic allows for this change.

    No opinion of CEO
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