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Really good, can't complain.

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Current Employee - User Experience Designer-Engineer in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - User Experience Designer-Engineer in Burbank, CA

I have been working at Rovi as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Solid organization with really smart engineers & designers. I work as a UX design-engineer & I'm actually a bit surprised how it's been thus far. Granted, the work is challenging since I'm in a position to design & engineer new ideas but I have the support of the team & management to execute on what needs to get done.

Since it's a technology organization, it's a lot of trial-&-error & the company is cognizant that it needs to do this in order to develop good-to-great products. I'm with it.

Cons

No free lunch everyday. Free lunch everyday would be GREAT & AWSM.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let's have free lunch everyday please.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A healthy work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Rovi's Santa Clara office is a healthy work environment. Competitive salary & benefit packages, flexible work schedules, and typically kind co-workers.

    Cons

    The company has recently been described as a patent troll in the press, and although they are not the worst offender out there, Rovi has earned that reputation. (This may be considered a "Pro" if you are a Patent Attorney looking for steady work.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Constant State of Chaos and Lack of Direction: Fragile NOT Agile

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Radnor, PA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package
    Some really great people who are being sucked dry by poor, insecure and often toxic managers
    It sounds like a really cool and leading edge place to work but it's not

    Cons

    Leaders who instill fear in employees to avoid actually being leaders
    Decision-making is always in response to the market instead of in front of it resulting in priorities changing on a dime constantly
    Archaic and (obsolete in some cases) infrastructure and systems make it impossible to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities
    Toxic managers swoop in and create more chaos to make themselves look good rather than proactively work on solving problems and building and leading teams
    There's very little investment in people development
    Additional work is often piled on without the resources to help complete it but an expectation that it will be done or else
    Rovi claims to lead the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment however there's nothing entertaining about working for this organization. It should be FUN but it's NOT
    Very little work-life balance but lots of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the Board of Directors is to take a hard look at the executive management team top to bottom and start turning it over. This team preaches change and improvement however it is not materializing fast enough. Eventually customers will churn and start working with other companies who have invested in their core business with leading technology and a top-notch management team who are more than capable of leading their businesses (and the people who support them) to success. Also, don't be afraid to spend money on improving infrastructure and archaic systems. There is benefit in the long run however the current management team thinks mostly about today and not tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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