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
Senior Instructional Designer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 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.
Fun brand, but company undergoing some restructuring
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose – November 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.
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – October 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.
SYSTEMS/BUSINESS ANALYST (Current Employee) – Wayne, PA – September 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.
Retail Training Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 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.
Any (Former Employee) – Anywhere – August 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.
Sr. Visual Designer (contract) (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – June 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.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 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.