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Updated August 13, 2017
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  • Communication from upper management could be better (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't deserve many of the people who work for TiVo (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Eng Manager
    Current Employee - Eng Manager

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working for Tivo. It retains it's small company culture, where everyone is very approachable

    Cons

    Do not see any cons per se


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be or could be"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Editor in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were the only reason to stay.

    Cons

    Poor raises, constant layoffs, constantly cutting staff so they could hire upper management (also top-heavy upper management with overstretched employees).

    Advice to Management

    You are so concerned with saving money on staff that you don't have enough people to do the actual job.

  3. "Administration"

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

    I worked at TiVo full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, excellent employee events.

    Cons

    Spending out of control, seems like nobody is closely managing spending policies. (Before the Rovi merge that is).

    Advice to Management

    Stick to company policy, especially in spending. Sky should NOT be the limit.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work= great reward"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place if you want to make have an impact and grow. Lots of opportunities within and the company allows upward mobility. Fairly flexible culture where people have work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very top heavy for this size company. There are just too many VPs in the company. Executives should mingle more with all level of employees. During any kind of fun event (company holiday, summer BBQ, etc) you will see all the executives hang out in a circle vs. walking around and get to know other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and pay the bottom layer of employees (below director) more competitively.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lost the direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Competitive salaries. Company parties.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted. The promotional cycle varies from 5 to 10 years. Until then you are buried. Surprisingly some managerial people are getting promoted quickly. Slowly the best people are leaving the company. Also, there is no single focused direction. Trying on multiple directions.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize best people and promote them or reward them. Remember great products comes from great employees. If you don't do something to retain best people then you will end up with only managers. Try to focus on single direction. And concentrate on products not patents.


  6. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TiVo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed culture to work

    Cons

    Lacking innovation and strategic thinking


  7. "Was a great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TiVo full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work during my time there. Had opportunity to constantly grow, worked with lots of smart engineers dedicated to making TiVo better and better.

    Cons

    Salary slightly lower then market average. Layoffs occurred without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed since I was laid off.

  8. "Still hanging on"

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

    I have been working at TiVo full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good environment. There are still a few good people left trying their best.

    Cons

    Sadly, the old charm of TiVo is disappearing. Slow processes. Many of the strongest players have left.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tape, do more to keep strong people.


  9. "Metadata Analyst/ Customer Support Personnel"

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    Current Employee - Metadata Analyst/Customer Support Personnel in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Metadata Analyst/Customer Support Personnel in Durham, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Flexible Paid Time Off, relaxed office culture

    Cons

    Monotonous work, too many leadership changes


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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