TiVo

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5 people found this helpful  

So much potential for greatness, but mired by misguided management

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Alviso, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Alviso, CA

I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive salary
Some very smart engineers work here
Good work/life balance
Good health insurance
Room for career advancement (if you make yourself visible)

Cons

Lack of coordination across departments
Internal politics keep teams from using a consistent process for software development
Management focused on getting a release out the door at the expense of creating technical debt, which makes products hard to maintain
Too much reliance on outside contractors for important work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to what your engineers and testers are saying. If the company doesn't change some of its bad habits, the unsustainability of current methods have disastrous effect in the long run.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not what it seems but OK for how bad the economy is right now

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Alviso, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Alviso, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free fruit, a few great people to work with.

    Cons

    Career growth impossible, offshore hiring in India, salaries extremely low, asked to perform additional tasks but without possibility of promotion or raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point in providing advice to management. Upper positioned employees are selfish and greedy. They do not care for the needs and suggestions of those below them, which is why the company is not moving forward. Do not expect any special treatment if you work here unless you are very well connected.

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

    Great culture and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are awesome. Free swag, tons of employee fringe benfits.
    all managment has open door policy including HR.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. No variable pay only fixed sal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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