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"Program Manager"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The Benifits look better than my previous employer, Salary level is average or more a little bit here. Company profit margin is high since it major gets revenue from IP licensing.

Cons

no long term plan for empolyee devopment yet, and didn't provide a good package( or compensation) when laid off some empolyees due to company organization adjustments.

Other Employee Reviews for Rovi

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work but certainly there's room for improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not anywhere near as toxic as places I've worked in the past
    The work is interesting and there's a variety of things to do
    Very flexible
    For the most part, they acknowledge and appreciate the best performers
    Generally fair

    Cons

    Lots of empty words from management
    As others have said, there are way too many managers, it's ridiculous
    Too many people sitting around doing nothing and management doesn't notice or doesn't care
    Occasionally stressful
    Not providing the best tools to get work done

    Advice to Management

    Have and show more respect to the rank and file, please. If you say something, mean it. Otherwise don't bother saying it. Be aware of what your people are doing or not doing, seems like a pretty basic aspect of managing.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Moving in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rovi has an interest in becoming a premiere company to work for and they treat their employees well with compensation, benefits, flexibility, and an interest in innovation.

    Cons

    Rovi is very top heavy (too many VPs) and the culture (what there is of it) is organically-grown from multiple acquisitions. While there have been efforts over the last year to improve upon this, the culture still has a ways to go to get there. Luckily, upper management is aware of this, though no real change has yet to occur.

    From a technical standpoint, Rovi has the capability to do great things, but existing infrastructure, monolithic and stagnant practices, and an ongoing problem causing strife between partners and potential partners with lawsuits and zealous IP defense cause problems in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to change at Rovi more quickly and Rovi needs to look at the people that are holding it back and consider action. We've heard a lot about change, but we haven't seen it.

    Management also feels like a monolith, sitting atop the organization with many, many heads. It doesn't feel accessible.

    Likewise, Rovi has a presence across the US and around the world, but we often have to deal with people who are time zones away as part of the same team and it's difficult to form a good working relationship under those conditions.

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