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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 (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Rovi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, supportive colleagues and managers. Lot of encouragement to take initiative. Good work appreciated.
    Great benefits. Paid time-offs. Flexible work timings. No micro management policies.
    Pleasant work environment. Good facilities.
    Competent work staff, built with very high hiring standards, makes this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Can do a bit better on new hire orientation to create more of a sense of belonging. Need better training programs and can see some great initiatives in progress.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing at Rovi - Boston office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great new office digs (those that have been undated like Boston). Flexible working hours with amazing time off policy (there is none). Best in business ESPP plan. Good benefits. Nice culture overall.

    Cons

    Still dealing with IP patent past. Somewhat recent stock dive in mid-2015.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to message IP value while transitioning to products focus.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Pass on Rovi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Wyndmoor, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Wyndmoor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friday free breakfast nice client base

    Cons

    Horrible management and open office (cubes) make sales calls impossible from desk

    Advice to Management

    Manage people not to Wall Street


  4. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and good people. Work happily. The engineer job is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Lack of good communication. Lack of good food.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great company in need of a compass."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, etc. Middle management is generally reasonable and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Little or no room for advancement. The job you offer you accept will likely be the same job you maintain at Rovi.

    Advice to Management

    August bonus fiasco, then shortly after announcing a HUGE 5 year IP licensing deal. Sour tastes in everyone's mouth.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Great people but lack of leadership and vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, smart people in tech groups

    Cons

    Ever since Fred Amoroso stepped down, the company has been going south. It's a shame because it used to have good vision and communication. It does not seem the the top management knows what its strength is, no sense of shared vision

    Advice to Management

    Identify what Rovi can do well and go for it. Listen to your engineers not the sales people.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    A company trying to reinvent itself amidst a very competitive landscape. Management is very heavy-handed driving away good talent along with bad.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation, not punishment is key to success.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Bad company with good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, really good medical insurance and good stock plan.

    Cons

    Outsourcing, outsourcing and outsourcing... You never know when your position will be moved to India, Philippine or some Banana republic

    Advice to Management

    Know what direction the company is going, the "focus" changes in every all-hands meeting


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. PTO and work life balance
    2. Benefits
    3. Fun events, breakfast on Friday's

    Cons

    1. Sinking ship, desperately trying to make it work by laying off people, mergers, changing management etc
    2. No clear vision and upper management is busy seeing their best interests.
    3. No recognition of good work done. Projects are started without a clear goal and end up having serious ramifications
    4. Stock is in deplorable condition
    5. No real growth and learning. Need to pander to higher management to get your way up.

    Advice to Management

    1. Start from scratch with an open mind, let go off old school methods and managers
    2. Hire quality people and learn to value and keep them.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "significant long-term upside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    great recent additions to leadership and solid business strategy. first-rate benefits, flexible working environment. TONS of upside for the company...

    Cons

    Some challenges with long-time middle mgmt embracing new products direction, but problem is self-correcting with normal churn and smart new hires/internal promotions


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