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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 16 January, 2015
Updated 16 January, 2015
407 Reviews
3.7
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Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 26 reviews)

  • Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is "taken care of" which is clear from company reports and company "filings" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst company to work for bar none!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product Set is great if you are looking for a technical job this could be for you or if you are related to the senior management

    Cons

    Seniors Sales Management has no clue
    Employees are treated with disrespect , I have been working for 20+ years no company remotely comes close to how mismanaged this organization is
    Mid management is breaking every role possible , law suites are piling up
    Bullying is rampant and part of the culture
    Sales compensation is never paid. for example if you close a deal and you get X amount of commission they will offer you 50% of what you have earned and a couple of new accounts no recourse .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop toying with peoples careers , get you act together, move focus from buying basketball teams to your own organization and its share holders . If you cant change that please sell the company !!
    Get a decent HR division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    spinning around the drain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    not sure there are any. TIBCO lost the ability to innovate years back and the stock started to talk. was acquired by a private firm who laid off a tom of people. focus is on getting as much cash as possible out without investing in people or products.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, poor compensation, low communication, constant threat of layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, take the money and run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good training place for Juniors, Stagnation for Middle Managers, Cunning Senior Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked in TIBCO India office from 2010 to 2015....
    Good training ground for Junior employees, update skills for 2-5 years and switch to other company which provides better opportunities, professional senior management, better HR policies.

    Cons

    Senior management CAN'T be relied on, they are mainly from technical background, if things don't work at business level, innocent employees are fired ruthlessly without proper compensation.

    Co. lacks cross functional strategy and management. Those who can write code and design code are given far more importance than any other role in company....more and more code doesn't lead to business success but such architects and developers want to ensure they get all visibility and benefits, so they keep doing it over years.

    HR processes are very reactive. Because Senior management doesn't consider HR as strategic competitive advantage...HR team is allowed to do only admin. work, no authority to decide pay, promotions.
    Career planning and Performance management doesn't exists. Those who can create dependencies, get all benefits. e.g. Developers and Architects.

    Some people perceive that CEO/CXO busy in hobbies and admin, clearical work than focus on strategic activities and dedicated execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice...Good co. is sold....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depressing. Great Technology, but NO IDEA what they are doing...SAD.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive Spotfire in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive Spotfire in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Salary is decent. Qualified colleagues are true. Technology is amazing. Spotfire is truly amazing.

    Cons

    Marketing is null. Marketing has no money. No attention towards West Coast reps. No Partner challenge. Full of hot air with no results. High management is a complete joke. Its embarrassing how they use one of the best running backs of all time as a puppet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To mid management, leave and run as fast as you can. Upper-Tier Management are so out of touch it is so incredibly sad. TIBCO since, 1985? Really?!?! And I haven't seen one commercial, and branding is -10 out of 1 through 10. And stop "using" a former 49er as your client puppet. You might want to get somebody more relevant because using him is just old, obvious, embarrassing, and just plain weird.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management does not have any clue what they are doing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Big offices. Big cafeteria. Nice gym.

    Cons

    Poor management and execution. Management does not have any clue what they are doing. Too much office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid Poorly Managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a small handful of staff that will act as real colleagues and collaborate.

    Cons

    Terrible management, that churns and burns staff. It is an employee unfriendly company and management is encourage to blame staff for short comings. Way too many mediocre people in management for too long and they are encouraged to abuse and fire staff. In essence, A CEO who thinks he is a basketball expert (he is not) with chaotic, incoherent product strategies and chaotic inconsistent acquisition logic. A poor reactive company. Avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A they wouldn't listen let alone understand. Historically, this has always been a troubled company with massive discontent among the divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not to be taken seriously anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are none left offer here.

    Cons

    since the announcement of the acquisition, we are stuck doing busy-work with no product enhancement/development in sight. no road-map. No forward-looking strategy. We will most likely be sold off bit by bit. The high-paid management knows their days are also numbered and just don't care at this point. I'd say entertain a high-paid contract position here if offered, but don't invest your career here or you will meet a brick wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have ruined this company. You took your eye off the products and the customer-satisfaction levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Awful company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with some smart people but they lack long term vision. Product is good but company is mismanaged. The company went private and job security was nil. Gym, cafeteria etc are good.

    Cons

    They are highly disorganized and lack vision. They hire and fire, this company DOES not care at all for employees. It's better to work as a contractor here. HR is highly unresponsive especially in the hiring stages. There is no flexibility to work from home. You earn no PTO and if you don't end up taking paid vacation after months of working, you simply lose it. You have to lick the feet of management to keep your job. Overall, I would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for - Do not waste your time working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay and bonus (especially if you can sustain lots of overtime)

    Cons

    - Unrealistic work expectations
    - Mostly no, little or merely self-study if training courses are not scheduled soon making it difficult to perform well during the project
    - Projects are under-resourced
    - No growth strategy
    - Products are a hard-sell unless Tibco is the only vendor on the table
    - HR unsupportive to employees
    - Very political environment where, unless careful, you may be blamed for others' mistakes
    - No work-life balance - was expected to do significant overtime including bank holidays (Christmas and New Year) working over 12 - 13 hours a day including weekends for nearly 2 months. Management could not care less about your overtime as long as the delivery is made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide appropriate training prior to projects if the individual does not have the necessary knowledge and experience together with some mentoring during the project by someone experienced
    - Resource projects with the necessary employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Agile, entrepreneurial, flexible. Good software products. If you like working as a stand alone individual then a good environment.

    Cons

    Full of politics across European office, very hierarchical, driven by US decision making. Unfriendly. Unsupportive office environment. Everyone disliked working there. Very little focus on training and development of people. Probably different if you work in the offices in the US though...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on clarifying EMEA management decision making hierarchy and plan to train and develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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