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3 people found this helpful  

Good solid company in these trying times.

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Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Rovi

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 ManagementAdvice

listen more, move a little quicker to change.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A want to be and also ran with limited prospects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Product Management  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Product Management in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Rovi

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Macrovision - they buy high and sell low...

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Rovi

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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