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  1.  

    Not for ambitious employees

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    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
  2.  

    Fun, fast paced, lovely people

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    • 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
  3.  

    TiVo Contractor Position - QA Tech

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TiVo as a contractor (more than a 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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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    It's ok

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

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, office culture is good

    Cons

    Slow to outpace "generic" DVR offerings of competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great people to work with! Great benefits and culture! Company is growing slowly and direction was unclear.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great place to work. I really enjoyed going to work. People were very collaborative and supportive. The benefits were great.

    Cons

    The company is growing slowly and with unclear direction from senior management. There is little opportunity for growth. Also, there aren't very many places to eat close by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency will help with the unclear direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Account Payable Specialist

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Payable Specialist in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Payable Specialist in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very nice team to hand around with and learns.
    Learn new materials.

    Cons

    More projects and date to date job to manage. Job duties and not devide equally with in the department. If you are good to have to take over more tasks,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Name recognition, little else

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, a lot of smart people. Management is usually good at picking the right strategy (aside from several disasters with marketing campaigns).

    Cons

    Not profitable (really profitable, currently the profit is due to litigation wins spread over several years). Very limited 401k matching. The DVR sector will shrink start to shrink as more and more people opt out of Cable TV (cord cutters) and pick online streaming such as Vudu, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and AppleTV.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more on innovation. Cut down excessive bureaucracy, let the engineers solve the problems and deliver quality product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with, compensation isn't the best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Alviso, CA

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

    Pros

    The people you'll work next to are great.

    Cons

    Compensation does not always trickle down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sr AP Specialist

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Payable Specialist in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Payable Specialist in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    More advance month-end reconcile, temp & contractors have to book agianst projects.

    Cons

    Very tight schedule for month-end close

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should divide the jobs task equal

    Recommends

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