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Updated Dec 1, 2021

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4.2
84%
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Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
282 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance, Best culture, good career opportunity(in 31 reviews)

  • "First and foremost: GREAT people(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Busy(but for the pay you expect it), no 401k match, expensive insurance(in 25 reviews)

  • "No 401K match, ESPP (would be nice to have)(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Respectful work culture and a great design team

      Dec 1, 2021 - Senior User Experience Writer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Roku truly cares about facilitating a team environment where people on the team win together instead of competing against each other for impact. It's been great to work on team that truly respects individual contributors. No design team is perfect, but Roku has an impressive level of commitment to high-quality UX design and content strategy. It's been a pleasure to actually collaborate with developers and designers who care about content, language, style, voice and tone. Best of all, there's very little workplace drama. "We are all adults here" was a direct quote from our Engineering SVP during an all-hands meeting my second week at the company, and so far, it's been true.

      Cons

      Honestly, none worth mentioning. Sometimes it feels like there's a lot of overhead in design management, but these things happen, especially as the org is scaling.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great if you are self-motivated and appreciate autonomy

      Nov 29, 2021 - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * High level of trust and automony afforded to employees * Advertising business is growing rapidly: plenty of opportunity * Communication culture is open and direct

      Cons

      * Breakneck pace, you need to pace yourself. Work does not stop. * Growth (in the business and workforce) at high speeds causes teething pains: it's a large company that is trying to grow out of start-up mode in some places

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Environment

      Nov 29, 2021 - Senior Data Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has been 3 months at Roku now; great experience thus far. Got a great team around me. Best part of Roku is the opportunity that it presents to You to learn in different areas of Ad Tech. Also the transition into my role and responsibilities had never been this smoother.

      Cons

      Nothing that I have found thus far except for the lack of better health insurance benefits

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work in the midst of wonderful people, at a technology leader.

      Nov 13, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great culture, quite an open and friendly organization. - Work with very bright, knowledgeable people at the same time quite down to earth. People area easy to approach both within and across teams. - Management is very helpful, experienced it during a family crisis. - Overall a great place to work with lots of opportunities and growth.

      Cons

      Cannot think of anything at this time.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company but need to update benefits

      Nov 15, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership provides a lot of transparency which is refreshing, there is a lot of trust with their employees. The pay is very competitive and stocks vest 4x per year equally. The company overall has shown to be flexible with an ability to react quickly to market feedback in most cases. Employees are provided with a lot of autonomy and the ability to have a seat at the table to build new offerings.

      Cons

      This could be a pro or con but is a con for me, Roku believes heavily in office culture and plans to implement a 3 day in-office work week with 2 days WFH (Tu-Th office & M/F WFH) once safe. There are a lot of redundancies across email communications, meetings and approvers which do waste some time but there is positive momentum to address this in 2022. In terms of benefits, there is no 401k match, maternity leave is somewhat standard at 16 weeks paid, and lack of any additional benefits to support working parents.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Start-up Mentality, Sometimes lack of Process

      Nov 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Responsibility is given quickly. Everyone is smart and driven

      Cons

      There is a lack of go-to and day-to-day process. You often have to carve out your responsibilities for yourself

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Nov 10, 2021 - Platform Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ambitious smart employees with differentiated tech stack and phenomenal leadership.

      Cons

      Competitive market across ad stack and hardware/software

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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      Nov 8, 2021 - Senior Human Resources Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, nice people work together, generous comp & benefits, work life balance

      Cons

      Cross-functional communication need to be improved

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it here. Super friendly culture and very engineering driven

      Nov 1, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coming from the startup world I feel I'm in heaven! -Everyone is very friendly and helpful -Engineering driven culture. As an engineer I love that since it helps me grow as an engineer -They are open to comments and suggestion starting from the CEO. There is an internal page to tell Anthony what Roku should do! And he replies to them. How cool is that!!!

      Cons

      -Slow at hiring and growing teams

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Nov 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leaders, great people, great product

      Cons

      Not many other than the company is growing quickly so there's lots of moving parts.

      1 person found this review helpful
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