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Rovi Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
185 Reviews

2.8
185 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance initiatives makes me feel my hard work is being acknowledged (in 16 reviews)

  • nice campus; convenient distance from valley; good benefits, nice (but overpriced) cafeteria (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance if you are on the RES team (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior Management seems to be set on destroying the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seen many changes, not many good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, varied projects, somewhat autonomous work environment.

    Cons

    Talent retention people don't communicate with the personnel people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have focus, be more brave and willing to take a risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far So Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Radnor, PA

    Pros

    Even though its un balanced at times, I feel the workload and projects seem to be organized. It too early for me to reach any conclusion about this company, but I love it so far. Office culture is great. work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    No transparency between various departments, feels like every department is trying to save themselves. It does not feel like they all are working for a common purpose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Has to strive to bring transparency between various departments. Take measures to communicate goals and deadline across departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Director  in  Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Radnor, PA

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Employee's are respected by management, and career growth is taken seriously. There is an active entertainment committee that organizes several social events thoughout the year.

    Cons

    Usual large company issues. Very process oriented, little scope for innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of focus on hitting quarterly targets, need to add focus for more long term goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Priorities are distorted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    Pros

    Good folks trying to do their best in a very cool business space

    Cons

    Slaves to wall street. Priorities are all tactical to meet quarterly guidance. Employees are not valued and are just another expense to be managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should show some respect for core values instead of just promoting them to employees. Stop making everything reactive and show some strategic thought. Stop reorganizing and making your employees feel like they could be next on the chopping block at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of freedom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Rovi is a very relaxed environment where people come and go as they please. Dress is completely casual. The pay is fantastic and there are lots of company competitions and challenges with cash and other prizes.

    Cons

    There have been company-wide layoffs every other month since I've worked here. There doesn't seem to be a lot of upward growth and the only way to get ahead is to leave the company. The product isn't something that I'm personally passionate about.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lofty dreams. Who knows what the future holds.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Management  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Not Management in Tulsa, OK

    Pros

    There is a great deal of flexibilty, respectable compensation and a lot of talented people. Many employees have been there for a long time. Management paints a pretty picture for the future.

    Cons

    Compensation if you are female and not in a management role is well below your male colleages. Upper management doesn't take into consideration what anyone actually contributes when laying off. Many departments are running on minimal personnel some even with single employees while management is expecting the same level of production or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like adults and tell us what direction we are really going. You might stop losing your best talent and we may help you get there even if we are not in the final picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Rovi lacks direction and outsources employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, good lower management
    Plenty of work if you are not outsourced

    Cons

    Upper management is driving employees out with lack of good leadership, out-sourcing and bad direction
    They have company core values, but do not practice them themselves

    Teamwork - how is there teamwork when you are replaced by an outsourcing company
    Ownership - upper management fails to take ownership of their own problem
    Customer driven - employees are also your customers, and fail to treat them well
    Innovation - upper management lacks innovation to keep their current employees happy and not outsourcing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rovi used to be a fun place to work until the current CEO, CFO and CIO took over
    Stop out-sourcing it does not work, never has, never will
    Replace the directionless upper management
    Practice what you preach (core values)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analytics - Great Company, Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics - Sales  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Analytics - Sales in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    My 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep on communicating. It is getting better and it continues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Future Looks Bright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Would 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    The Place is falling apart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, lower management is good, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Top 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 ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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