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Nice place with large legacy code base

Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alviso, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alviso, CA

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

Pros

People-oriented, everyone gets a TV

Cons

Debugging by log analysis only

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    Loved working at TiVo

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alviso, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alviso, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, exciting products, smart people.
    Opportunities to learn new skills and to participate in alpha/beta testing.
    Good work/home balance, flexibility re: schedule and telecommuting.
    Employees treated with trust and respect - no micro-management, at least in my experience.

    Cons

    I fear that management is not investing enough towards TiVo's future and is not open to innovative ideas.
    Marketing effort seems half-hearted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in advertising! TiVo has great products but people still ask "Is TiVo still around?"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good work life balance. Good people.

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Alviso, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun technology, easy going culture. Amazing at throwing nice family oriented parties.

    Cons

    Hard to read. Heading in 5 different directions at all times, yet lack of urgency. Caught in the middle between a startup and big company. Lacking at spending adequate quality time to plan and do things efficiently; instead always playing catchup in reactive mode. Far too much red tape (CYA) for this size company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a strategy then focus on execution. Take some risks. Delegate power to competent middle management / front line. If folks do not do their job then copy GE and let them move on to greener pastures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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