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Pros
  • "1. First and foremost: GREAT people!(in 68 reviews)
  • "Roku is great if you are self motivated and good with a culture of 'team not family'.(in 39 reviews)
  • "paced (like any tech company) but good work/life balance.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Good pay were super good(in 29 reviews)
  • "Interesting job duties and great compensation.(in 25 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Fast pacing but still WLB

    Nov 26, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good transparency about what's happening on a bigger scale Management cares employee's concerns Managers listen to the team to make plan that works

    Cons

    Stock not doing well largely due to the overall economy Grew fast on areas that are not directly related to business

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good but not great

    Oct 14, 2022 - Sr Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Roku is great if you are self motivated and good with a culture of 'team not family'. My coworkers are some of the most talented people I've ever worked with. I've been very happy at Roku but unfortunately I've hit a ceiling in my vertical and it's time to move on.

    Cons

    Roku is very 'no frills' - benefits are limited and they aren't going to wine and dine you. The biggest problem I have with Roku is that the don't deliver on the things they promise - raises and comp review are supposed to be 'objective' but people who have worked at the company for 5+ years are asked to manage people who started 6 months ago and are taking in higher compensation. I've been at the company several years now and received no pay bump in that time even though there are new people on my team who are earning more than me and are less experienced. Roku also has a diversity in leadership problem, something they've been 'working on' since the beginning.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Be careful before joining

    Nov 18, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent development processes and tooling. Interesting product technology stack. Public brand name recognition and growing user base.

    Cons

    Bad managers are everywhere in the company. Don't expect career advancement even after +years of project work. Do not assume your management chain will protect you (usually the opposite). Blatant favoritism in the handing out of new project opportunities regardless of your interests and/or qualifications.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company on hard times

    Nov 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Things were better when this company thrived during the pandemic. Now streaming and content competition has increased and the brand has lost someone of its luster.

    Cons

    The company’s compensation program which doesn’t include guaranteed yearly compensation bonuses, Your compensation is reviewed by your management as to whether your salary needs adjustment.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Strong culture and leadership at Roku

    Oct 11, 2022 - Sr. User Experience Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -excellent hiring, they not only hire very skilled, experienced people but also people who treat others with respect -ideas are welcome and making mistakes is considered part of the learning process to get better over time -management and leadership believe talent is their best resource and it shows in how they treat employees and prioritize them in difficult economic times -work on fun products that bring people joy -ability to transfer teams within Roku if desired -internal hackathons give opportunities to collaborate across diff teams to create something new -collaboration > competitiveness

    Cons

    -there are no fertility benefits to date

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good engineers weak middle management

    Oct 20, 2022 - Sr. Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - It had a lot of very senior engineers in the original group that started the company - Pay is good

    Cons

    - Very few promotions within company, even for people that deserve it. - Middle management is technically weak and isn't able to recognize good technical decisions from bad choices - Weak managers can block career path of good engineers - Company didn't survive growth pains and ended up with very week middle management.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Incredible place to work

    Oct 15, 2022 - Business Development 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Roku is full of smart, motivated, friendly people. There's lots of opportunities for growth and professional development, as well as plenty of interesting new challenges. The company has been extraordinarily successful and it's fun being a part of that success. The Roku campus is fresh, new, and modern - really is a pleasure to go into the office.

    Cons

    Honestly I don't have any cons to list.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Roku has a good work life balance with spart individuals

    Oct 16, 2022 - Manager QA 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A very flexible work environment. Good communication with all staff and everyone is happy to work here. There are no performance reviews or rankings.

    Cons

    The usual silos spring up from time to time as we grow. Everyone is a Senior and only pay differentiates performance

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work for

    Oct 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Lots of freedom in strategy and execution - Opportunities to work on impactful initiatives - Supportive leadership team and extremely smart team members.

    Cons

    - Further double down focus on international market

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Supportive environment in competitive landscape

    Oct 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive management Talented team members Flexible WFH schedule Time off you can actually take off

    Cons

    Streaming space (as with most tech) is in a very competitive/challenging market right now, and the main competition is two of the biggest companies in the world. Some teams are shorthanded, and hiring backfills can be delayed.

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Roku has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 573 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Roku to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Roku employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Roku. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

88% of Roku employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Roku 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Roku to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be career development, senior leadership, management.

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