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Good working environment & good benefits

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay & benefits; good work/life balance

Cons

Not too good senior management

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Great Potential, Missing the Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, great potential, security.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, poor vertical communication, no technical leadership, continuous poorly planned reorgs, panic driven initiatives to meet quarterly results, poorly treated employees who do not feel valued, under qualified machiavellian senior management, inaccessible HR, advancement by cronyism, acquires under performing complementary technologies to augment the patent portfolio instead of developing and leading in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Before the walls come down, and the patent trolls come to the fire sale, get focused and deliver.

  2. Helpful (7)

    Headed downhill fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Rovi once had vision and leadership, and made some bold moves in Digital Entertainment. After Fred Amoroso retired, the company has become a miserable place to work. The new CEO is clueless and has no vision. You can't sue people you want to do business with. You can innovate without building something.

    Cons

    In the past 10 months, Rovi has lost their CEO, CFO, CIO, EVP of Products and Marketing, EVP of Human Resources, SVP of Consumer Electronics Products, VP of Marketing, VP of BizDev, VP of Strategy, their Chief Evangelist and their stock has gone from $70 to $15. I think that just about covers it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Stop your closed-door policies. Get a vision. Get a clue. Lead. Dream, and stop looking at your spread-sheets all the time. Tom Carson is qualified. Get somebody new. Your head of sales is a bully and toxic.

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