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Helpful (3)

Good solid company in these trying times.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

This company is evolving quite a bit in the last year with good solid plans for change in the next couple of years. It is small enough (1,100 people)that you can have an impact on actions within the company, but large enough that there are real processes in place that are effective in many ways. The technology is very interesting and a lot is driven by smart Product Management team that is truely out in the field assessing the needs. The stock price is going up, slowly but up in a market when other company's are laying off, you can not beat that.

Cons

Needs a bit of a makeover of the culture to be a bit more hip

Advice to Management

listen more, move a little quicker to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Rovi

  1. Helpful (1)

    Macrovision - they buy high and sell low...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some cool technology and good people

    Cons

    Macrovision is in the business of acquiring companies and then breaking them apart for key components - this can be a good strategy if you know what you are doing, but I'm not sure they know what they are doing. There tends to be a distinction between early Macrovision employees and new employees from acquired companies - just look at the senior management and you see who stays and who goes. Another challenge is that many of their acquisitions are way upside down in regard to how much they paid versus what they sold them off for - this leaves them with a high debt load and fewer revenue opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your chosen strategy doesn't blow up in your faces


  2. Helpful (2)

    A want to be and also ran with limited prospects.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Product Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Product Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work very independently. If you want, you have the opportunity to make your own job. Compensation is adequate. Benefits are ok. Good vacation allotment and holiday schedule. In the right place you might have a very decent manager. If the management's vision pans out, it could be an interesting ride.

    Cons

    They over promote. Senior Management doesn't appear to execute well. They have a lack of attention to operational aspects of the business; Lack of clear vision. Company is a serial acquirer with no clear integration plans or understanding of the businesses they purchase. They end up squandering opportunity, potential businesses, and shareholder value buying high and selling low.

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy companies if you don't know what you are really going to do with them.


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