Rovi - Great Benefits and Salary, but full of Bureaucracy and Bad Ideas | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"Great Benefits and Salary, but full of Bureaucracy and Bad Ideas"

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Burbank, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The company does a great job in the benefits department including several options for health, dental, and life insurance, 401K plans, and an employee stock program.

Cons

In recent years, Rovi has suffered from a variety of bad product ideas which makes them look like amateurs in the field. In my experience, there was not real innovation happening. Also, it seemed as if Rovi has a history of promoting the wrong people.

Advice to Management

Perfect the core business and stay focused on it. Stop jumping into "the next bug thing."

Other Employee Reviews for Rovi

  1. Helpful (5)

    "What could management possibly be thinking?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation (salary, stock purchase program, affordable healthcare), nice office space (plenty of room :-)). Good people to work with. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Unclear product roadmap. Unclear vision for company. Exodus of employees. Frequent reorgs. Management doesn't appear to care -- when was the last time an EVP made it to the 2nd floor of the Burbank office and said "hello" to the little people? Low employee morale. Project staffing frequently changes.

    Advice to Management

    Correct the above problems.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Circling the drain"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, patents. Chance to work internationally. Good data. Lots of technologies deployed.

    Cons

    East-coast management hyper focused on numbers, terrified of innovative investment.

    Advice to Management

    You can't be a tech company and operate this way.

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