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Product Management Director

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Current Employee - Product Management Director in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Product Management Director in Burbank, CA

I have been working at Rovi

Pros

good benefits, good non-cash comp

Cons

de-centralized, travel, no clear promotion paths

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get better conferencing system (perhaps use more video conferencing), let folks be entrepreneurial. show people how to get promoted.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Ok but still needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Rovi

    Pros

    - Depending on your manager, the ability to telecommute once in a while. This needs to be agreed upon with senior management and/or on the hire date.
    - The technology is good and the prospects for the future of this industry is also good.
    - The ESPP plan is good. The price locks in for two years. The # of stock options granted at hiring is average for the industry and size of the company.

    Cons

    1) Management at Rovi can go unchecked, where 360-degree feedback does not include feedback for your managers.
    2) The career development program is limited to your current group. Changing groups is difficult since internal candidates compete with external candidates for these positions. Also, there is no rotational career program.
    3) Recurring stock options are not granted. Only those given at the hire date are. Like other companies in this area do, all employees in the company should be given recurring stock options.
    4) Due to multiple aquisitions, there are scattered resources around the country. So, there is a slight disconnect here which makes communication and coordination a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at the Cons section for some of this information.
    There's one extra issue. Overall, 1st-line management is inexperienced in leadership. Full 360-degree feedback is a must.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Macrovision/Rovi/Flexera

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Rovi

    Pros

    This was with the licensing group that was spun off - know known as Flexera. Good management. Good product.

    Cons

    When it was part of what is now Rovi, they used this group as a cash cow-didn't put a thing into the development, especially the license management software

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Flexera!

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