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Rovi Reviews

Updated November 24, 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. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people in UK team. Good location and decent pay. Flexible option to work from home. Good company outings paid for by company.

    Cons

    Too many too mention. Politics, back stabbing and infighting with American team. Marketing severely lacking. Only 6 weeks sick leave with no support. Hire and fire mentality.


  2. "Generic Patent House"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Okay pay, nice office. Otherwise nothing worth while mentioning

    Cons

    It's really bland working there.

  3. "Nice Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Editor in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a good atmosphere and the colleagues are nice.

    Cons

    The salaries are a bit low.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, unlimited vacation, friendly work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management is not always engaged.


  5. "Broadcast Operation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, best colleagues ever and working environment is ideal - we also had team building gatherings

    Cons

    Nothing to advice, because it was good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue like this


  6. "Great company with great benefits and work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Internal IT Team At Rovi in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Internal IT Team At Rovi in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company. Offers flexible work options and good work life balance.
    Great food at the cafeteria and snacks.

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good management


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Worst managers on Earth"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Editor in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment of this company is so toxic that is impossible to see any positive thing.

    Cons

    No opportunity at all for growth. Worst managers a company could have. Manager is extremely unprepared for her role, has no idea what she's doing because she spends most of her time engaging on high school gossips instead of paying attention to her work. Totally divided the team with her lack of leadership and visibly provided benefits for the employees that were her personall friends. Extremely passive aggressive person with no communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to learn to separate personal and professional life. Stop lying to your employees saying you "see a bright future for them at the company" even when you know they will be laid off two months later.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Who is next to be laid off?"

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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 Rovi full-time

    Pros

    Some very talented people in a small cloistered business

    Cons

    Exec management is constantly playing to the public company "quarter by quarter" business philosophy. There is a severe lack of continuity by the C level team, which creates churn in the business models. This does not allow new products or people to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes in management teams on an annual basis5 heads of sales in 5 years does not allow your teams to get in a flow. Learn to take risks and investment spend in new products. Waiting on a customer to invest in a product for you before you build it stifles innnovation.


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