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TiVo Overview

Alviso, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (TIVO)
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Hi. We’re TiVo.

We’re always innovating to create the ultimate entertainment experience. We touch the lives of binge-watching, music-loving, entertainment fanatics every day by delivering beautiful user experiences and enabling the ... Read more

TiVo – Why Work For Us?


Hi. We’re TiVo. At our core, we’re innovators on a mission to create the ultimate entertainment experience. We touch the lives of binge-watching, music-loving, entertainment fanatics every day by delivering beautiful user experiences and enabling the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to nurture more meaningful relationships with their audiences.

We work hard, celebrate success and challenge everyone in our organization to make an impact.  If you are as passionate as we are about the intersection of technology and entertainment, join us today.


TiVo cultivates an entrepreneurial and diverse work culture to help employees thrive and succeed. Our dynamic, employee-focused culture, enables employees to turn ideas into a reality. We work hard to meet our deliverables, yet we also promote work life balance.

Diversity: We recognize the power of a diverse workforce and are committed to maintaining an open and inclusive professional environment.  Challenging, Fun and Heathy Environment: It’s not unusual to see TiVo employees gathering around a ping pong table or shooting hoops in our game room. We work hard and have fun!

Benefits

TiVo offers highly competitive benefits. We value hard work and do everything in our power to motivate, encourage and reward our employees. Benefits and perks are a key part of the total compensation package.

Health & Wellness

Rest assured that you and your family’s medical, dental and vision needs will be in good hands; we offer a rich health and wellness package. Our medical flex spending and dependent care spending accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. We have a wildly popular wellness program, where employees can earn cash incentives for tracking wellness-related challenges. If you’re a fitness buff, our generous health club reimbursement plan will help pay for gym memberships, personal trainers and more.

Incentives & Rewards

TiVo offers competitive salaries, plus reward and incentive plans, including equity and an annual bonus. Our matching 401(k) program helps employees plan for retirement, while our Employee Stock Purchase Plan allows team members the opportunity to purchase TiVo stock at a discount. For transit riders, we also offer a commuter benefit.

Rest & Relaxation

We know how important it is to maintain a work-life balance, so our vacation, personal/ sick time policy is generous and flexible. Need to step away from your desk to recharge? Some of our facilities offer on-site gyms and/or game rooms.

Communities & Charities

We believe in and encourage giving back. TiVo works closely with local charities in our various locations to provide employees opportunities to participate in company-sponsored charitable events. In fact, we provide all full-time employees two paid days per year to do community service, and have a matching gift program for charitable donations.

TiVo Reviews

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
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    I have been working at TiVo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you want to make have an impact and grow. Lots of opportunities within and the company allows upward mobility. Fairly flexible culture where people have work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very top heavy for this size company. There are just too many VPs in the company. Executives should mingle more with all level of employees. During any kind of fun event (company holiday, summer BBQ, etc) you will see all the executives hang out in a circle vs. walking around and get to know other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and pay the bottom layer of employees (below director) more competitively.

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TiVo Photos

TiVo photo of: International Women's Day
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TiVo photo of: International Women's Day
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TiVo Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at TiVo in February 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone screenings, one with HR, another with the hiring manager. The second dove into technical depth with my resume. Everyone involved was friendly and responded in a reasonable amount of time.

    Interview Questions

    • They went down my resume and asked questions about each point.   Answer Question
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TiVo Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces 2016, Bay Area News Group, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area Newsgroup, 2014
  • TV Watching Marathon - TiVo Stand at CES(January 20, 2014), Guiness World of Records, 2014
  • Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Bay Area Newsgroup, 2013
  • Emmy Award: Technology and Engineering Achievement(Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery to TiVo.), National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2013
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