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Rovi Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Upper management fed everyone the line of BS that they cared about culture and were taking actions to correct the negative things (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior management & some divisoins not well scrutinised and managed (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Still good but lost its direction slowly"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, work environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Living on patents, lost in targets


  2. "Lots of potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Strong bent toward innovation

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs
    Lots of churn in management and direction

  3. Helpful (2)

    "You are only a number"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work from home.

    Cons

    You are only a number.

    Advice to Management

    There are to many managers that don't understand the product.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr BI Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Perks are really very attractive

    Cons

    management is not so good

    Advice to Management

    They have to involve the related employees in major decisions and not put them in dark till last minute


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent software engineering work but not a keeper for me"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people to work with. Good work/life balance. Good base compensation and stock grants, ESPP plan, etc. Things may be looking up with the TiVo acquisition.

    Cons

    My position worked on very old set-top box client development. Very far from state of the art.
    Cable companies took releases at glacial pace.
    Company depends on proceeds from licensing patent portfolio too much and does not have enough forward looking product research.
    Knee jerk application of Agile/Scrum to whole company.
    Acquisitions usually result in jettisoning of business units after a while.


  6. "Benefit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rovi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit package, good office facility.

    Cons

    There was no growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Where is new growth direction?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Okay, not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Used to have a good location for South Bay residents, now not so much. The pay is decent, not amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and culture leaves people in limbo and fear. If you have another option, I would pass.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking forward, not backward. Invest in your employees and they will invest in you.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "What could have been"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation package. Work with the fortune 500 service providers worldwide. Solid technology.

    Cons

    Too many management changes. Poor execution on product strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the plan. Invest in growing and profitable product lines. Don't let IP business cloud growth strategy. Foster communication at all levels


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director, Finance & Administration"

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    Current Employee - Director, Finance & Administration in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Finance & Administration in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set up Finance team and manage 3 entities in China. Worked with USA team to impletment Oracle system for China. It was great experience!

    Cons

    Top management team doesn't really understand China Market.

    Advice to Management

    Should understand more about the local market.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, a lot of HR initiatives for learning and work life balance. ESPP program is great, very encouraging if you want to file patents.

    Cons

    Lagging behind in product, looks like the main focus is only IP.

    Advice to Management

    . Concentrate more on product development, if you want to change the image.
    . Need to not just file patents, but convert some of them into products. If already being done, then please highlight the same.


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