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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. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and perks

    Cons

    No product. IP company.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Appreciate the good employee's you have and quit outsourcing them!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Wonderful co-workers that are left there.

    Cons

    Outsourcing your good employee's is not the way to go. Appreciate your employee's that you have.

    Advice to Management

    I worked there over 10 years! Wake up and see the good people you have left!

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Outdated, non-innovative Silicon Valley company"

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    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 Outdated leadership/company values/matter in how they expect employees to conduct day-to-day business.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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Depends what you wanna achieve"

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great middle staff, good benefits

    Cons

    Very short term oriented, sales driven


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Management had destroyed Rovi and continues bleeding the employees and business."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some employees are really nice. Middle management generally care and are bright people. Great food and nice benefits. Nice facilities and office space.

    Cons

    Managements constant lies and deception with employees. No integrity from managers at all. They will say anything to pretend they care about employees but actual go out of the way to kill moral.

    Advice to Management

    Change the company focus from short-term goals to long term solution to the greed and lie permeating management


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "significant long-term upside"

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    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

  8. "Software in a Data Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Company is changing it's approach to software solutions, which means there is more opportunity to be involved in designing good, sturdy systems for content delivery.
    *Innovation as a part of the job, is always welcomed.
    *Work environment is friendly and most managers are willing to help you grow in your career.

    Cons

    *Growth isn't as exponential as in most software companies
    *The software process might not be appealing to most developers as it is not as coding-intensive as one might expect at first. Although this is rapidly changing, it is hard to estimate the momentum of this change.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "A company struggling for its future and identity"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work flexibility. Interesting industry, entertainment, acquisitions. You get to learn a lot about the patent/IP world (whether you want to or not!). There are some extremely talented folks, if you can avoid the politics and frequent poor management decisions you could do well at Rovi.

    Cons

    While the company has real potential, it carries a lot of baggage of buying and gutting companies of their high potential. If you are a product-minded person, it's hard to find pride in the IP strategy of this company. The vertical business groups don't work well together at all and there's an over abundance of VP-level sales & management that are non-technical working in a very technical environment. Very high-turnover, both through layoffs and people leaving due to high frustration level of Rovi. It's generally very hard to find seasoned subject-matter experts in the company due to the high rate of technical staff turnover. Many layoffs are ill advised (or not under advisement at all) which actually leads to higher cost and jeopardizes customer accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Buy low, sell high. Imagine a company that has a foundation of solid products and business practices as a foundation, then the IP portfolio is the icing on top (not the other way around).


  10. "Not too many complaints"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friday breakfast. Employee stock plan/

    Cons

    Recent company news. Lost mid year bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new board of directors.


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