Rovi

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5 people found this helpful  

Moving in the right direction

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Radnor, PA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Radnor, PA

I have been working at Rovi full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Rovi has an interest in becoming a premiere company to work for and they treat their employees well with compensation, benefits, flexibility, and an interest in innovation.

Cons

Rovi is very top heavy (too many VPs) and the culture (what there is of it) is organically-grown from multiple acquisitions. While there have been efforts over the last year to improve upon this, the culture still has a ways to go to get there. Luckily, upper management is aware of this, though no real change has yet to occur.

From a technical standpoint, Rovi has the capability to do great things, but existing infrastructure, monolithic and stagnant practices, and an ongoing problem causing strife between partners and potential partners with lawsuits and zealous IP defense cause problems in the marketplace.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Culture needs to change at Rovi more quickly and Rovi needs to look at the people that are holding it back and consider action. We've heard a lot about change, but we haven't seen it.

Management also feels like a monolith, sitting atop the organization with many, many heads. It doesn't feel accessible.

Likewise, Rovi has a presence across the US and around the world, but we often have to deal with people who are time zones away as part of the same team and it's difficult to form a good working relationship under those conditions.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment, opportunities to grow and moving on the right direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team work, great benefits, good management, and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, just a lot work and sometimes it makes you feel overloaded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer, San Diego

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Flex Time, Focus on Innovation and a company in transition. San Diego is a fun office!

    Cons

    Top Heavy. Too many free-loaders not putting in their time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get leaner. top heavy is not advisable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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