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TiVo Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TIVO)
Computer Hardware & Software
$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

Company Updates

  • Roz Ho, Senior VP and GM, Consumer & Metadata, TiVo is a 2018 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductee

    2018 Hall of Fame Press Release - WITI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexea Candreva (719) 475-0370 Female executives and leaders from industry, government, and education to be honored for impact in science, technology, and engineering. San Jose, CA, May 8, 2018 - WITI ( Women in Technology International), the leading worldwide authority on women in the business of technology, today announced its six inductees into the 2018 Women in Technology Hall of Fame.

  • TiVo Brings Best-in-Class Personalized Content Discovery to Funimation. Agreement Allows Content Provider to Seamlessly Deliver and Manage Personalized Customer User Experiences to Drive Increased Viewership and Engagement

    Press Release | TiVo

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Readers are directed to TiVo's periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a description of such risks and uncertainties.

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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!


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.

Customer Focus:

Our customer is always our highest priority and drives everything we do.
  • I am committed to anticipating and meeting customer needs and continually improving customer satisfaction.
  • I always deliver the highest possible quality.
  • When I make a promise to a customer, I will do what is necessary to meet
  • my commitments.
  • I seek and respond to customer queries and needs in a timely and comprehensive manner.


We are one team. We share objectives and collaborate across locations and functions to deliver outstanding results.
  • I trust in the team, listen to all feedback, and accept and promote the
  • team’s collaborative decision.
  • When necessary, I will perform tasks outside of my role to help deliver the team’s objective.
  • To achieve TiVo’s goals, I leverage the abilities, knowledge, and opinions of my colleagues at all levels.
  • I celebrate team wins, and learn from team losses.
  • I always do my best, and coach, encourage, and train others to do the same.


We take pride in our work and are responsible for delivering on our commitments to customers.

  • I take full responsibility for my work and for contributing to the success of the
  • company.
  • I will make every effort to resolve issues and remove obstacles that prevent
  • successful completion of our goals.
  • I take pride in the quality of our products and services, and in my
  • contributions to them.
  • When I say I will do something, I do it.


We are passionate about generating forward-looking ideas, products, and continuously improving everything we do.
  • I make time to think creatively and/or challenge the way we work, and
  • encourage others to do same.
  • To effectively innovate, I continuously learn about TiVo’s solutions, our
  • markets, and how to anticipate the future of entertainment.
  • I am willing to invest in ideas that have an uncertain outcome and adapt when results are not as expected.
  • I have the passion to drive new ideas through to delivery in a timely manner.

Everyone at TiVo is an inventor. Our unique #InnovationByTiVo inventor program enables all employees, regardless of function, to be part of our innovation engine. Throughout our teams, departments and job functions around the world, TiVo employees are designing and creating the next generation of entertainment technology.

TiVo Reviews

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    "Great engineers. Idiot executives."

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    I have been working at TiVo full-time


    You can work on one of the only really well built embedded platforms in existence. Some brilliant code goes into it, and the problems are never easy.


    The executives, through their consistent short-sighted decision making over the course of a decade or so, have basically driven the business into the ground. You'll consistently be forced to basically fist fight to get them to allow you rewrite things "properly" -- it's always "this release needs to go out" or "well, we can't hire a team for that". Go figure the stock is in the toilet when you refuse to ever invest and advance the technical stack that is your breadwinner, and focus on stupid quarterly goals that mean nothing if the entire business goes down.

    Advice to Management

    Remove any bonuses to executives based on stock performance over less than a 5 year timescale. Maybe then they'll look past tomorrow.

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TiVo Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TiVo (San Jose, CA) in May 2017.


    The interview process was well organized and communicated. I interviewed a number of people from different functional areas which was very helpful. The only challenge with the interview process was that it took almost three months to complete given the number of rounds of interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my prior experience managing large groups.   2 Answers
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TiVo Awards & Accolades

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