Data Entry Technician and Archive Specialist (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – March 13, 2017
I would process the actual product regarding dvd's, cd's and games along with scanning said products.
While there for 10 years, I learned that there is alot to know about media. That I was capable of managing and taking care of the huge media library and that others can always depend on my to help them out and to get the job done.
The hardest part is that I was laid off after many years of hard work and loyality to the company.
I also enjoyed working on the Social Committee to improve the work lives of my fellow co-workers.
Senior Scheduler (Former Employee) – Wayne, PA – May 30, 2016
I felt the salary was not very competitive. There is a chance to grow, but it's quite slim, meaning if you don't seize a chance to get promoted, it could be another several years before another you see another chance. And the thing I was least impressed with: they're willing to put sooo much pressure and work on their lowest level employees. They really want to squeeze every drop of effort out of you. Doing a good job? Great, your workload has just increased as a result. It's like they think we are robots sometimes. After working there several years, I was happy and relieved to finally resign from my position.
Those are the CONS. Here are the PROS: a nice company culture. I really liked all my colleagues and even management are generally pleasant people. So much so that we were happy to do things together outside work. The company will put on seasonal events like Summer Olympic Games or a Pumpkin Carving Content so we can all just have fun and have a few drinks. Working hours are flexible, which is nice to meet your personal schedule. Benefits are pretty good (health coverage, 401k contributions, ESPP, and health club reimbursements (up to 50% of cost up to $500 per year).
Time-off is very nice (4 weeks paid time, in addition to 10 holidays and 1 floating holiday).
Rovi does not drug test new hires.
Positive culture, pleasant colleagues, good vacation (4 wks/year)
Low pay, often stressful and seemingly impossible workloads
Marketing Scheduling Reporter (Former Employee) – Wayne, PA – November 2, 2015
I have worked at Rovi for 1 year and 6 months, it was a fun place to work especially my co-workers. The deadlines from the clients sometimes will make you work overtime because the contents could not wait. Unfortunately they outsourced my position back in April.
Free breakfeast on fridays, work from home when needed
Campaign Coordinator (Current Employee) – Tulsa, Ok – March 12, 2015
I am a liaison between several different entities withiinand outside network organizations. I have learned how to work with different personalities and work styles. We are able self motivate is very keen on Work/Life Balance. They promote time with your family or outside of work with then entail productives work environment.
Technical Editor/Writer (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – February 5, 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with a dedicated, intelligent and hard working group of people. Unfortunately, our parent company, ROVI does not value the devotion our group has to our work. Constant micro-managing, layoffs and outsourcing have given a once proud and healthy workplace low morale and has killed the amazing culture we had.
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – February 1, 2015
I have heard of many unsatisfied employees but that is likely due to a cultural shift after a change in CEO. The new leadership worked hard to get the company back on track and it appeared to be working. I worked remotely and traveled frequently.
IT Professional (Former Employee) – Radnor, PA – January 13, 2015
80% of my time at the company was enjoyable - talented, fun people to work with on new technologies and interesting projects. However, the last few years were not. IT restructured and tried to define itself as a service component but I was not lucky enough to see the final outcome if it did come to fruition.
Benefits were decent, work from home was an option, talented co-workers
work-life balance was painful, not really involved in the "new stuff" that was implemented in IT
Mobility Cooridinator (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 25, 2014
I worked at Rovi in Tulsa, OK from July 2013 to May 2014. I enjoyed my job and my the work environment. They were very flexible on scheduling and days off when I needed them. There was a constant stream of people being let go, forced to quit, or laid off though. This created a lot of workplace gossip and a lot of unknowns.
Lab Manager & Quality Assurance Analyst - RES (Former Employee) – Radnor, PA – May 20, 2014
Rovi was a nice place to work. I would like to go back. Unfortunately, the division I worked for was sold and I was laid off. Their in house software development continues but it remains to be seen what comes of it. I believe Rovi is undergoing some changes and relocation at the moment. My experience there was nice.
Great benifits and people to work with in an awesome environment.
One gets sold/laid off when one's superior fails to bill customers correctly.
Data Operations (Former Employee) – Radnor, PA – March 26, 2014
Job work / life balance is non-existent. Expected to work overtime all the time. Constantly short on staff. Unrealistic expectations. Upper management is detached from reality and their employees. Good benefits, compensation could be much better. Many positions are underpaid.
Excellent benefits program and great work enviornment
Client Service Representative (Former Employee) – Playa Vista, CA – February 8, 2013
My day would start from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. Being a Rovi employee brought out the best in me. My managers and coworkers were a pleasure to work with and are knowledgeable in both their actual jobs as well as with the mission of the company. The hardest part of the job has to be actually getting there. I live 18 miles away but the commute can take well over an hour. Besides the commute the actual job and environment are all a pleasure. The most enjoyable part about working for Rovi are their incentives for continuing to strive to be a better employee and person. They put together a lot of out of office activities and offer bonuses for producing hard work. The draw back is job security and advancement. I've known several employees that have been with the company for years only to end up leaving because job advancement is scarce.
Great place to work and learn state of the art technologies
Lead QA Engineer (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – January 13, 2013
• Rovi is a great place to work; there is never a dull moment at any given day. Plenty of opportunities for career advancements. • At this company employees are exposed to new challenges throughout their careers. This is in turn helps employees learn new skills. • Very open and approachable management, all managers treat employees as peers and with respect. • Excellent co-workers make day to day work a pleasure. • Due to company offices spread across the world at times one might feels they have to work day and night, attending conference calls etc. • The work place environment, freedom to make decisions allows a person to achieve their best.
employees should be prepared to work across multiple time zones