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"Going downhill fast..."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Was a good company once..

Cons

Lost direction, lost vision, behind trend - after new CEO, Tom Carson.

Advice to Management

Please read books and newspaper, be preemptive with trend, invest more on new technology and research for the future. Stop simply dumping and cutting employees down to make investors happy.

Other Employee Reviews for Rovi

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place to work but corporate direction is confusing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with bonuses, Excellent office culture, Budget for social events. Good group of engineers but bad executive management.

    Cons

    Too many aqcuisitions leading to layoffs. Unclear product direction. New CEO has not improved things evident in stock hit. Lots of restructuring going on. Outsourcing overseas.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not in right Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Work/Life Balance
    2) Benefits
    3) Some smart colleagues

    Cons

    1) Company doesn't know how to make innovative products
    2) Always relies on patents to market their products. Patents are junk and good for nothing
    3) The company revamped twice in period of 2 years, no proper goal/strategy

    Advice to Management

    Management is off-shoring engineering to China/Russia. This is further gonna degrade quality of already half baked products. The whole idea of off-shoring is gonna fail. Please wake up before you realise that

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