TiVo Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Wonderful atmosphere to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Statistical Analyst Intern in Alviso, CA
    Current Intern - Statistical Analyst Intern in Alviso, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  2. horrible

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

    I have been working at TiVo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing
    employee firing. No additional perks.

    Cons

    nothing. No clear direction of goals

  3. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Not for ambitious employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great product

    Cons

    No clear direction of goals

    Advice to Management

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

  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Development is slow. Marketing could be better perhaps.

  7. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. TiVo Contractor Position - QA Tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and potential for upward movement.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.

  9. Helpful (1)

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, office culture is good

    Cons

    Slow to outpace "generic" DVR offerings of competitors

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More transparency will help with the unclear direction.

  11. Senior Account Payable Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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,

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