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Was a good place to work but corporate direction is confusing

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Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Rovi full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great pay and benefits with bonuses, Excellent office culture, Budget for social events. Good group of engineers but bad executive management.

Cons

Too many aqcuisitions leading to layoffs. Unclear product direction. New CEO has not improved things evident in stock hit. Lots of restructuring going on. Outsourcing overseas.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    confusing

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    convenient location and campus, good cafeteria

    Cons

    lack of opportunities, quite average compensation, no vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not in right Business

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Work/Life Balance
    2) Benefits
    3) Some smart colleagues

    Cons

    1) Company doesn't know how to make innovative products
    2) Always relies on patents to market their products. Patents are junk and good for nothing
    3) The company revamped twice in period of 2 years, no proper goal/strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is off-shoring engineering to China/Russia. This is further gonna degrade quality of already half baked products. The whole idea of off-shoring is gonna fail. Please wake up before you realise that

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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