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TiVo Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
118 Reviews
3.5
118 Reviews
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TiVo President, CEO, and Director Tom Rogers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance (layoffs aside) is pretty good, benefits are fine (in 15 reviews)

  • IT department offers challenges such as tough work environment, and open ended problems to solve (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management has a serious lack of vision (in 6 reviews)

  • There is also BAD leadership at the upper management level (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at TiVo

    Pros

    Better work place, work life balance

    Cons

    employee firing. No additional perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I learned a lot, but socially, the company is lacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at TiVo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great location, and great opportunities to gain a broader knowledge of the media industry. Pizza Tuesdays are always a a good thing too.

    Cons

    Socially, the company can do better. Everyone keeps to themselves and everyone just seems so miserable all the time. The office is fairly quiet, so it's awkward to have conversation because everyone is so quiet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the interns more! I don't think the VP of Sales ever learned my name.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent work environment
    Nice Perks and benefits
    Once can have good work-life balance

    Cons

    Complex Org structure
    Too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful atmosphere to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst Intern in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst Intern in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is so passionate about what they do. The hours are flexible and a great working environment.

    Cons

    The only con I have is that commute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, fast paced, lovely people

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

    I worked at TiVo

    Pros

    The people are great. Good benefits. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Development is slow. Marketing could be better perhaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    horrible

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

    I have been working at TiVo

    Pros

    nothing
    employee firing. No additional perks.

    Cons

    nothing. No clear direction of goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Turnover, RSUs to execs when litigation is the cash cow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good bens, easy hours, and smart principals and architects. Fun employee events that include family members onsite. Lots of creative employee swag.

    Cons

    CEO is paid millions in cash and RSUs and surrounds self with yes people while the company stock price and revenue growth languish. Other senior execs don't leave because they're given a ton of RSUs to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity of product roadmap, marketing leadership stability, and zero bonus payouts to executives if annual goals are missed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad, but it's time has passed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alviso, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alviso, CA

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

    Pros

    Working for TiVo! Fun working in the consumer field. Lots of different technologies in one position. Cute 1990's-style building. Take free TiVos home to "test".

    Cons

    It's a bit sleepy. There is a customer base, it's not really going to grow. Maybe a cable company here or there. There's a thought that it will advance into the "cut cable" environment, but to do that would risk alienating TiVo's big customer base, the small-to-medium cable operators. Just as how TiVo didn't implement the 30-second skip to keep from ticking off Hollywood (it was always available as an easter egg!), so too will they not be able to move to the "Cut cable" realm until everyone else expects it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is okay. Not much more than that. Sort of cold mashed potato(e) sandwiches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not for ambitious employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at TiVo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great product

    Cons

    No clear direction of goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs more training and not everyone should be a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    TiVo Contractor Position - QA Tech

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TiVo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and potential for upward movement.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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Outside view of the TiVo headquarter office located in Alviso, San Jose, CA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.211)

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