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Productive and good place to work
1) Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 5, 2018
I have learned inception and AWS during my project.Work and life balance as Tivo has mediation program during lunch time.
Overall it is good to work at TiVo.
Pros
Free Mediation
Cons
Health care
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good to work
Service desk Admin (Former Employee) –  Clara, MSMay 29, 2018
typical high tech company. If you are looking for a growth compnay then this is not the place.
Compnay need to advnace into other fast changing technology to survive as a long term company.
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Great ride while it lasted
Sales & BD Team Member (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 9, 2018
TiVo was a great company and product to work for before the culture changed dramatically with the Rovi takeover. The long hours paid off in many ways with new products, impressive sales, and productive travel engagements around the globe. Even the office was revamped and reinvested in as part of the joining of two companies. Unfortunately after the dust settled the workplace became toxic with limited resources and rounds of layoffs plus 3 CEOs in 12 months. As can be expected in this type of environment, decisions are either not made in a timely manner, or are not upheld due to engineering challenges or patent attorneys over ruling them. Hopefully they can right the ship and become customer/product centric again soon as there is a lot of opportunity in the turbulent pay tv industry over the next 5-10 years. There are a number of solid employees that still have the drive and passion to get TiVo to the next level and if they can rise through the ranks then the entire company will be better off in the long term.
Pros
Fun product set, flexible working hours, key customers
Cons
Resource constrained, decisions are led by legal patent teams, politics
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Productive and fun environment
Customer Service Call Center (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COMarch 18, 2018
Be yourself , sell yourself, think positive. Don't over think things, always remember why you would be an asset to the team. It's fast paced, and very customer orientated.
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Job No longer Exist in this Area
Technical Support and Retention (Former Employee) –  Jeffersonville, INMarch 16, 2018
Our jobs were eliminated. While working there, the environment was very comforting. It was truly a fun group of people to work with/for. I was sad to leave.
Pros
Great Work Environment
Cons
No longer Exists
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The Healthy Environment
QA Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 17, 2018
Great company with a very friendly employees. As for me I had the best manager . It was my first job and I enjoyed to work over there with very experienced co workers.
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TiVo was a blast!
Senior Instructional Designer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 7, 2018
Loved working with TiVo as a contractor! I wish that it worked out to continue as a full-time employee, but it was a fun place to work! The best part was being able to volunteer as a Beta tester, you get to take home and test new TiVo gear before the community sees it.
Pros
Beta testing
Cons
Did not hire me:) Contract position
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Fun brand, but company undergoing some restructuring
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San JoseNovember 26, 2017
Lots of employee turnover lately, as TiVo struggles to find it's footing in an ever-changing competitive landscape. The future doesn't look as bright as it used to, and employees are starting to see that.
Pros
Fun people, flexible hours
Cons
Uncertain future, unreasonable employee expectations
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Fun and Energetic company
Executive Assistant to the CHRO (Current Employee) –  Alviso, CANovember 20, 2017
Tivo is a really fun place to work. Everyone seems to love what they do and are eager to help and assist others to succeed. The workplace culture is relaxed and everyone is very friendly.
Pros
Friendly & Fun atmosphere
Cons
Commute
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A Typical Day at work
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COOctober 16, 2017
Honestly this is one of the funnest jobs I have ever had. I love complicated networking issues and this job had plenty of them. Of course you get the occasional "Turn it off and on again" calls, but other times you had to help someone run a network from the modem in his house to two separate routers, one of while has a 200ft run to his poolhouse and getting everything to work without severely impacting the speed of his network.
Pros
Fun Challenging work
Cons
Outsourced
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Bad Culture and Lack of Direction
SYSTEMS/BUSINESS ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Wayne, PASeptember 5, 2017
With so many layoffs, most in the company are perpetually afraid for their jobs. Those making directional decisions have no basis in the day to day operations of the company and therefore decisions are ill-conceived and unrealistic.
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Lost at Sea
Retail Training Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 29, 2017
TiVo is a great company with a historic lineage that has lost its way. Its near death experience, caused by cable companies and the commoditization of the DVR, has left upper management so conservative they are unwilling to take any changes. In the technology world, there can be no success without risk, and TiVo is unwilling to make any waves.
Pros
People, Products
Cons
Management
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Your co-workers are great to work with
Any (Former Employee) –  AnywhereAugust 23, 2017
The atmosphere at TiVo is great and the people are fun and generally work well together. However, if you are not an engineer your pay is next to nothing. There is no real room for promotion or moving around within the company.
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Very supportive, focused, and based in reality
Sr. Security Analyst/Engineer (Former Employee) –  Alviso, CAAugust 22, 2017
Excellent boss, good work hour flexibility.

Co -workers extremely helpful and patient. Very few extraneous meetings--all very businesslike

Extremely sorry I left!!!
Pros
Very flexible schedule and some remote OK
Cons
Unsettled due to recent acquisition.
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Good company to work for
QA Tester (Former Employee) –  Alviso, CAJuly 30, 2017
Good company located in Milpitas with good future . Very dynamic working atmosphere and I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a potential growth.
Pros
Not sure
Cons
Not sure
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Pretty Good
Sr. Visual Designer (contract) (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 19, 2017
Your experience will be dependent upon who you work with. I was lucky to work with a great group of people and enjoyed the experience. TiVo's been around for a long time, so the culture is pretty settled - meaning that there are people who have been their for 14 yrs. They're not going to be working at a super-fast pace or staying late every night. That sets a good tone for everyone else.
Pros
Relaxed environment, reasonable expectations
Cons
Declining market for their product.
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TiVo was the best company in terms of culture.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 6, 2017
Great company to work for in the 10 years I worked there. TiVo was acquired by Rovi and the company culture completely changed. I am no longer at TiVo but I hear things are not as great as they were before the merge.
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Good
Usability Researcher (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 18, 2017
TiVo is a great place for work/life balance. At the time that I worked there there is essentially one product with minor variations. I changed jobs to get more of a variety of products to work on.
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Fun environment to work in.
QA Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Carlos, CAMay 17, 2017
Had good new technologies to work on.

Fun lively co-workers.

Kitchen was always stocked with good snacks and had good Team building outings which everyone enjoyed.
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Stagnant Business
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Carlos, CAMay 13, 2017
Staying at TiVo is a job that you stay before you retire. Working hard depends on your department and what you work on. Culture is very political and only the strong survive.
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