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Rovi Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • A little low on the work life balance side (in 15 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Not the best place for professional growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; Breakfast on Fridays; Events for employees; Flexible schedule and time off

    Cons

    Management could not be worse, especially lower management. In fact, I had coworkers who were harassed and threatened by their managers, but HR did not seem to take employees' complaints seriously enough.
    When it comes to culture, Rovi has a major problem with consistency and transparency of policies, so your experience is heavily determined by your manager.
    There is no opportunity for professional growth due to lack of investment on internal talent, and employees at lower levels are overworked and treated as disposable.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going through changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been at Rovi for 5 years and have seen lots of positive changes based on culture surveys. This is making great headway into the company's culture...keep it up.

    Cons

    Sometimes this culture change feels forced and not taken to hart by the average employee. We need a sense of belonging. I want to feel excited about where I work.

    Advice to Management

    Make advances into cutting edge technology.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Overall nice company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduling Reporter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Scheduling Reporter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment from top-management down. There are opportunities to learn new skills and move about within the department.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive. Workload will often increase, but compensation does not. Can be very stressful at times when employees leave and you're forced to nearly double your workload, sometimes working overtime and even on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level employees are often worked so much to the point where overtime is necessary. Quality can suffer as a result of this. Invest more in employees if the quality of the product is important.


  4. "S TAM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TAM in Calif City, CA
    Current Employee - TAM in Calif City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good salary and compensation, good workmates.

    Cons

    Hard to figure out the stategy of the company, lawyers rule the company and thus is hard to move on.

    Advice to Management

    No products and lack of responsability to create a road map.


  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, great product. People willing to help. Good employee benefits. Corporate discounts and services. Location is perfect and can easily use public transport to commute.

    Cons

    The workplace and culture is great. I don't see any cons as of now. I like the place and is a great platform to start your career with.

    Advice to Management

    Seems great


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Director, Finance & Administration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Distracted management team allows success through politics if hard work and focus are distasteful to you.

    Cons

    Endless acquisitions continuously change the culture of the company, so you will never really understand the behavior required to be successful unless you enjoy succeeding by undermining others.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company. Without a competent development organization, the IP portfolio will dry up and you will continue to circle the drain.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Outdated, non-innovative Silicon Valley company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, onsite gym, subsidized cafe and vending machines.

    Cons

    Strategy & Vision (or lack thereof). Too focused on month over month / quarter over quarter revenues, rather than the big picture. Not enough focus on developing / bringing new products to market; majority of focus dedicated to IP renewals. Outdated leadership/company values/matter in how they expect employees to conduct day-to-day business. Not at all comparable to majority of companies in Silicon Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new ways of conducting (and growing) your business. Quit doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.


  10. "working for Rovi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Company strategy keeps changing constantly


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