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Reviews for TiVo

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.67
Support from management
2.75
Teamwork
2.86
Freedom to work independently
2.44
Internal Communication
2.63
Office / Work Environment
2.50
Environmental Friendliness
3.67
Work-Life Balance
2.57
Challenging Work
3.25
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.63
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.63
Career Development
2.57
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
2.38
Job Security
2.13
Handicapped Accessibility
4.33
Workplace Safety
3.86
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 5 of 9 reviews Parking in 7 of 9 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 4 of 9 reviews Stock or equity options in 4 of 9 reviews 401(k) in 7 of 9 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 9 reviews Ability to work remotely in 5 of 9 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 9 reviews Tuition assistance in 2 of 9 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 9 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 9 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 9 reviews Paid time off in 6 of 9 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 6 of 9 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 9 reviews Life insurance in 6 of 9 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 9 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 9 reviews Health and wellness programs in 4 of 9 reviews Employee discounts in 4 of 9 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 7 of 9 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 9 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Perhaps needed more opportunities for growth within the company, or provide education services.

What I like about the company

Friendly coworkers and great overall atmosphere. Workload was managable but steady. Not pressured to rush and could work at my own pace within reason.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes required to work long, odd hours.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    TiVo Inc.
  • City
    Durham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Change the culture of quarterly demands, and create a better management discussion structure

What I like about the company

Great technology, just not very marketable

What I dislike about the company

The sale and demand of IP licenses creates a very poor relationship with customers, find a way to improve relations internal and external

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TiVo Inc.
  • City
    San Carlos
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 19.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More wfh options with resources to make wfh work. Fix the technology in the office.

What I like about the company

Good people and management, however, limited resources limit what can be done.

What I dislike about the company

More focus on what matters and less on the trivial things.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    TiVo
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 18.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Was good until Rovi bought out TiVo

Support from management

Was good until Rovi bought out TiVo

Teamwork

Was good before Rovi bought out TiVo

Freedom to work independently

The challenge is to navigate between inexperienced managers and senior managers. None are any good since Rovi bought out TiVo.

Internal Communication

Good if you are a Rovi employee not a TiVo employee

Gender Equality

Very male dominated

Attitude towards older colleagues

Absolutely the worst company I have ever worked for. Very, very male centric and really wants only moldable young naïve millennials.

Career Development

Ummm. No!

Overall compensation for your work

A little better than Tivo once they got TiVo's pay structure.

Office / Work Environment

Hostile as the day is long

Environmental Friendliness

Well, that's all I can say positive about Rovi/TiVo

Work-Life Balance

The worst but was lauded by current and former employees of TiVo

Company Image

Rovi skated on TiVo;s great reputation. They have no culture of their own. They just buy out companies and leach off of their reputations

Job Security

Look over your back daily and don't trust anyone

Handicapped Accessibility

TiVo made sure that handicap access was available and not Rovi

Workplace Safety

Could do better with the on-site rent-o-cops. They look like they just crawled out of a cave

Challenging Work

Extremely challenging trying to figure out what Rovi is trying to accomplish after their terrible reputation before the buy-out and now.

Inclusive / Diverse

Age is a big problem with Rovi. They LOVE millennials. Kicked a lot of experienced people to the curb.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Start over and hire people who are at least old enough to shave before you promote them or for that matter, hire them.

What I like about the company

It was a great and innovative company with a great culture

What I dislike about the company

Rovi ruined the culture and became a system of bullying and stupidity

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TiVo INC
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 14.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • N/A

What I like about the company

Great direction from leadership, flexible hours, great communication among employees, and friendly environment.

What I dislike about the company

The free drinks are free for a reason. They taste horrible. I bring my own coffee and tea to work. The water is okay.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TiVo, Alviso, CA
  • City
    Alviso
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered
  • 21.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Top management are more focused on legally suing other companies than making any positive changes.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Root cleaning is the only recovery.

What I like about the company

Has the history of a legendary product. Many employee events.

What I dislike about the company

Company is stuck with the 20 year old products. The management is the same old folks who are unable to get past those old DVR boxes. Innovation is the last thing in their mind.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TiVo Inc
  • City
    San Jose, ca
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 16.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The groups that hold too much sweat company need to be broken up. Individual contributors need to be recognized. Management is to focus on ITI L. The company has a lot of merit but it's holding itself back.

What I like about the company

Tivo is a solid company a lot of good people.

What I dislike about the company

Tivo suffers from a lot of internal cliques. There were people inside of the organization that hold a lot more sway than they should.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TiVo
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2010
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 16.Nov 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered
  • Company
    Rovi
  • City
    Santa Clara, CA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Higher-level medical-technical services
  • 26.Oct 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    rovi
  • City
    Cambridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered