Sr. Manager SAP and Enterprise Applications (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 28, 2016
I enjoy working TiVo. Great culture and right motivation from management. Get enough opportunities to improve and mentoring from Leader ship. Management share and update on the company goals and road map.
TiVo Veteran Internship (Contractor) (Former Employee) – Alviso, CA – November 21, 2015
• Analyzed problems in during operational hours of 24x7x365 • Installed Linux CentOS 6.3 operating systems on workstations, ran Network cables from HP Blade servers to network switches, troubleshot and serviced HP Blade servers’ remote iLO network adapters, HP/Compaq, Sun servers at Equinox Co Lo and 4 different Main Data Centers • Relocated and decommissioned over 122 servers • Un-racked, re-racked, installed and configured new servers, consolidated servers for decommissions/ hardware including stacking, wiring, cable managing and labeling machines
MSO (Former Employee) – Alviso, Ca – August 22, 2015
Everything about this company, from the top down, screams status-quo and mediocrity. The CEO is based out of New York and has no clue what it takes to run a Silicon Valley company. The company is slowly dying and will likely not be able to cover the revenues that come from patent fees which dry up in 2018.
Not a place you want to build a career if you're motivated to change the world
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) – Alviso, CA – April 17, 2014
Working at TiVo is like being on a roller coaster as far as the business performance. The amount of work per employee is increasing as they continue to layoff veteran employees who really know the business and products, supposedly to help with the bottom line. The product is truly great, winning multiple Emmy awards over the years. Upper management not so much, though there are bright spots there as well. The main redeeming quality for me are the workers in the trenches. TiVo somehow attracts a lot of really nice, hard-working people, and maintains a nice, collaborative work culture, in spite of the many challenges it faces in its industry, within its own higher ranks, and financially.
easy going coworkers who maintain a high level of performance, collaborative culture
Productive and fun workplace with a ping pong table
Lead Technical Writer (Current Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – February 26, 2014
The people who work at TiVo are a great bunch; the culture is friendly and breezy. The work load is fast and heavy and never lets up. It was the best place I'd worked for a long time, mostly because the Doc manager I hired on with was the best I'd ever worked with and she created a happy and safe environment. But when she left TiVo after I'd been here a year, most of the good things about being a writer at TiVo left with her.
[Please do no publically display my review--I offer it in confidence.]
free fruit twice a week.
lunches longer than an hour and leaving before 5:00 are frowned upon.
Technically I did not work for TiVo, but Center Partners
Sales/Retention Agent (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – November 15, 2013
I really enjoy their product. I hope they can stay afloat in the market. They have the same requirements as any other corporation, which can sometimes get tiring, but if I could still be a QA tech for them, I would!
got to be my own boss and help develop and improve their scoring methods
they let center partners dispose of valuable employees
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 12, 2013
This company has no clue how to be internally productive. Groups are often silo'ed and rarely are alligned for cooperative customer support. Management have thier own backs covered and will work you 60-75Hr weeks. There are at least 5 crises a day to overcome in addition to your own work. Job security is secondary.This company will let you go even with good-excellent reviews. Management review meetings are like the spanish inquisition. Your manger does not support you.
Run Far , Far away.
salary is decent
layoffs are frequent and rarely advertised in the media.
Dysfunctional management team creates unhealthy culture
MANAGER (Current Employee) – Alviso, CA – December 3, 2012
Some nice people and perks at this company. Several VP's and directors should have been released years ago. Engineering teams are at odds with one another and User Experience team has too much control over the direction of a product they've done very little to improve over the past few years. It's time for an overhaul!
Pioneering digital TV company with amazing engineering talent, but...
Director Engineering (Current Employee) – Alviso – May 11, 2012
TiVo has been around for over a decade and have some amazing talent within the company. I've found that the staff to be extremely bright and talented, but IMHO, executive management have not been able to find the optimal method of utilizing the talent to their fullest potential. TiVo as a company is transitioning from a CE focused company to a partnership company. However, in this transition they have lost focus on innovation. TiVo product offering is outdated and in many ways behind industry standards. TiVo culture is very relaxed and I've been able to find great work/life balance; to the point where I no longer find work challenging.
A great product, a great brand, disappointing market share
Executive Producer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 5, 2012
TiVo has always had the best DVR product on the market by far, but some early strategic missteps and a patent environment that allowed competitors to copy the vasic functionality cost the company the market dominance the product deserved.