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OpenTV Reviews in Mountain View, CA

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
20 Reviews

3.4
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    OpenTV had a great environment, awesome people, competitive pay!

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Great environment, competitive pay, great people and state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future, possible downsizing in the future. Job security may not be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to the management, they are on a course of restructuring; you do what you have to do!

    Recommends
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    Senior management has no idea what they are doing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    The people. Everyone I worked directly with who was not in senior management were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management can't make solid decision. They even admitted to making mistakes with product road mapping. But rather than taking corrective action they continue to travel down the wrong road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr mgment needs to learn to be honest and up front.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great technology, weak management, lack of a winning business plan.

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    Former Employee - Technology Lead  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Lead in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Pride in the product, great engineering teamwork. There are some of the very experienced and talented digital television engineers working at the company. You can learn alot about technology working at the company and with these people.

    Cons

    There is little chance for advancement. Since the company is still struggling to make a profit, money is always tight. This limits growth opportunities for the company, and hence the employees.
    The multiple changes in CEOs, moving to SF from Mtn. View, lack of clear product specs and project management, feeds the perception of poor executive vision and leadership.
    There is a steady stream of maintenance issues that engineers need to work on, it is not all new product feature work.
    The individual groups at OpenTV are very separated, there is not enough learning and idea exchanging going on between the teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle management of OpenTV may be misrepresenting what is being built, by whom, and how it is going. Be sure and get to know some of the individual contributors so you can verify the truth and the culture.

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