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"Disappointing"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at TiVo full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Could be a good place to add to your resume, but then move on to get anything worthwhile!

Cons

If you stay long term, you get no benefit to your career.
Very little innovation, and won lawsuits are the goal. When law suits are won, too much money is hemorrhaged on useless things.
There is also BAD leadership at the upper management level. No transparency from top.
All about wasting money on frivolous company events.
Not good enough benefits.
BEWARE... the list goes on...

Advice to Management

Get REAL, give good people good opportunities, or your company and your multi-million dollar salary will disappear!

Other Employee Reviews for TiVo

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Overworked and Underappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Alviso, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Alviso, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Product - that's about it!

    Cons

    - Senior Management has a serious lack of vision. Time for a game-changing product guys!
    - Micromanagers in the sales/marketing group.
    - No employee development during my three-year tenure - almost no one transferred to other positions internally.
    - No 401k matching.
    - Not much work/life balance
    - No telecommuting within sales/marketing group

    Advice to Management

    No focus on employee development in the Sales/Marketing Team. Once you are hired into a position, you better be happy there because there is virtually no where to go - very few promotions and almost NO latteral moves into other positions.

    TiVo's top executive is a micromanager, and he needs to focus on running the company and start empowering his employees to do their jobs. He really thinks he can do everyone's job better than them - even his executive team! He needs to realize that he doesn't know how to sell better than his sales team, engineer better than his engineering team, market better than his marketing team, etc. While I was there, our marketing team came up with many great campaigns that he veto'd - instead, he came up with the forgettable "My TiVo Gets Me!" campaign.

    This company needs to trust their employees more. The culture frowns on telecommuting, and has a very "old school" view of wanting employees in the office every day and work your normal 8am-5pm hours. This is an archaic perspective in Silicon Valley, and makes it very difficult for them to retain top talent.

    TiVo needs better vision from top management - they have a great product which has evolved very little in the past 14 years.


  2. "TiVo"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Alviso, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have family obligations. Management is improving.

    Cons

    No on sight gym. Cafeteria /deli type food available, but not convenient for both sides of campus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue work/communications to break through siloughs. Headed in right direction.

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