Great ride while it lasted
Sales & BD Team Member (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 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.
Fun product set, flexible working hours, key customers
Resource constrained, decisions are led by legal patent teams, politics