Rovi
2.6 of 5 163 reviews
www.rovicorp.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rovi Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.6 163 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

Rovi President & CEO Tom Carson

Tom Carson

(98 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent work life balance initiatives makes me feel my hard work is being acknowledged"
    in 14 reviews
  • "nice campus; convenient distance from valley; good benefits, nice (but overpriced) cafeteria"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "The Senior Management steers the ship, and the ship will not go much far if it is not steered properly"
    in 11 reviews
  • "No work-life balance if you are on the RES team"
    in 6 reviews
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Future Looks Bright

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Radnor, PA

I have been working at Rovi full-time for less than a year

ProsThe company is organized. Seems to have narrowed its focus and this has resulted in a great atmosphere. Excellent work life balance initiatives makes me feel my hard work is being acknowledged. The group I work for is in multiple locations but the team does well at meeting weekly to insure targets are met and goals achieved.

ConsWould love to see more flexible working opportunities - Work from home. Hoping new office layouts will provide more places to work besides my desk

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Analytics - Great Company, Great Team

Analytics - Sales (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Rovi full-time for less than a year

ProsThe analytics team at Rovi is a great team. I am on the sales team and really enjoy it. Even though I am remote, I am included in demo's product dev, and launch parties. I visit about every 2 months and am greeted with open arms and welcomes.

ConsMy biggest challenge is that I am remote, but wish I could be on site. They have a great time in cambridge and are changing the way people think about Rovi.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on communicating. It is getting better and it continues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved my job but not everybody could say that.

Senior Visual Designer (Former Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at Rovi full-time for more than a year

ProsMy group worked very independently, and was ultimately spilt off from the company.

ConsGreat benefits, but low moral in other departments that did not feel appreciated and suffered a lot of layoffs.

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Great First 60 Days

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rovi

ProsThese first two months at Rovi have far surpassed my hopes for the next phase of my career: great people, great culture and great work/life balance. Rovi has competitive pay/benefits, and the company is committed to its strategy. I'm especially impressed by its focus on innovation and the fact that every employee plays a part. So far, Rovi is definitely a great place to work.

ConsMore than 25 offices globally can make it hard to connect with coworkers and the culture in general.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unrecognizable from when I started

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rovi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA great team of professionals.

ConsWasted talent at every level.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide on and execute a strategy for more than a quarter at a time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The Place is falling apart

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rovi full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits, lower management is good, flexible work schedule

ConsTop heavy, wont listen to those who know what they are doing, have an "If you don't like it you can leave" attitude towards the employes (and have said so many times in company meetings). I think they are setting them selves up to be purchased.

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to your employes, they actually know what is going on and can help you! you keep pushing "culture" but that's hard to do when you are driving everyone away

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyable work experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rovi full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRovi has a very flexible work environment with a great work/life balance. The pay and benefits are great and they have very talented people working for them. Innovation is emphasized and there is incentive for everybody to get involved. Over all a good place to work.

ConsThe company seems to have lost its identity. In trying to recreate it by focusing on its core they may lose the ability to innovate through synergy with existing assets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, great environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA

I worked at Rovi full-time for more than a year

ProsFun perks (lunches, breakfasts, game room), flexible time off, great campus, exceptional benefits

ConsLow-ish pay (but not universally)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Future will tell

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rovi full-time

ProsSome very smart people, hard working and friendly
Company has lots of potential to be at the top from a talent and product portfolio perspectives

ConsDirection keeps shifting, lacks Product management and strategy guidance

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a brilliant Product strategy individual to set the future direction

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The culture and managment are plagued with problems...

Senior Director (Current Employee)
Burbank, CA

I have been working at Rovi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people are smart and hard working and want to do a good job.

ConsBullying, mean spirited managment style, hostile, terrible company for woman...

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and take control of this company and get rid of the bullies. Some of the employees spend all their time getting in the way of progress of others. Get rid of them and this company will prosper. Don't be fooled by those who pretend....ask the employees what they think of their company and co-workers and keep asking until things change. Work on retaining more women and treating them equally...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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