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"This is a decent place w. great people and products but room for improvement"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Rovi has smart, dedicated people, who care.
Rovi makes great products that people use everyday.
Highly capable Engineering team(s)
Excellent benefits and overall compensation package
You get what you put into this place
Great food
Flex time

I'm writing this review because I can't stand seeing our company trashed on this site. Management is willing to listen and address structural/organization issues.We've grown extensively through acquisition so it's understandable that we have had challenges integrating these disparate products and yes there are some unhappy people as in ANY organization. It's hard to change and yes management has had to make difficult decisions... after all it is a business. I think anyone who has worked anywhere is mature enough to know this.
I for one have encountered nothing but great people who take pride in the work that they do whether its in operations, administration, legal, finance, engineering, sales. etc.
 If I were laid off tomorrow I would feel the same way. This is my opinion and I think that the majority of the people that have worked and or still work here agree with me.

Cons

Office space can be improved
Sometimes teams can get into work silo's
Distributed nature of the organization can make it difficult to navigate and or confusing
Have seen a lot of changes over the past year and good people and friends leave
Hard to see friends go.
Need to get different teams to work together as one

Advice to Management

Be a bit more personable. I know it can be hard to come out of your executive bubble but sometimes personal acknowledgement (nod, smile, wave, or greeting) in the hallway can go a long way. Bonus points if you remember their names. They know yours.
You can't blame one person for everything. Everyone needs to work together and be in synch in order for us to build and ship great products. Speak with one voice, one message, and just communicate.

Other Employee Reviews for Rovi

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Company is going downhill"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Educated co-workers
    Good Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    No Vision
    Poor leadership in every aspect of organization
    New Engineering Process is just crap
    Company holds secrets from employees
    Favoritism
    Poor Management team
    No Career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Advice wouldn't matter at all


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Gym in HQ

    Cons

    management is full of it nowadays

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