TIBCO Software

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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2014
Updated 9 December, 2014
395 Reviews
3.7
395 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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  

    TIBCO's future growth curve is fantastic - extremely well positioned for success

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

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

    Pros

    -Extensive international roster of customers across key verticals like Financial Services, Retail, Transportation, Oil & Gas
    -Continuously evolving leading edge portfolio of solutions through R&D and key acquisitions
    -Great track record of delivering solutions that Companies rely on everyday to successfully run thier businesses

    Cons

    -Only want A-players - the bar is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to raise the bar - it is working. Customers, analysts and A-players are all noticing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    There is a nail in the tire. Air is hissing out. Soon it will be flat.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some very clever people at TIBCO, some of the smartest and best that I have ever worked with in my entire career. Some of the products work very well.

    Cons

    TIBCO wishes to become a 2 billion dollar company. Unfortunately, they continue to do the same things, yet expect vastly different results. There are many, many structural problems that will cause TIBCO to fail in the next few years:
    1) Sales. The sales force and sales model is very, very broken. The market was advised of TIBCO's sales execution problems in recent quarters. Were there? Of course. Was it the responsibility of the VP's and SVP's who were fired? No. The reason for the execution problems were that in Q3 and Q4 of 2012, TIBCO's executive committee decided to not pay out commissions to many sales teams, several of whom had brought in seven and eight figure deals. They used a little known escape clause in the sales plan to do so. What happens when you screw with sales people's commissions? They stop selling. And they did. That was the reason for the execution problems. EPS was made, but at the expense of the sales force.
    2) Management. There is nobody at EVP level or higher who has ever worked for a large company. Check the exec bios on the website. They are TIBCO lifers, or have come in through acquisition of startups. Those who stayed have created entrenched political fifedoms, which causes rampant internal conflict between divisions. TIBCO is a collection of small, individual startups with no plans to change. That is not sustainable in a large organization.
    3) Engineering. The products used to be good. Now they are a collection of acquired products, with different UI's, development languages, Admin tools, runtimes, performance characteristics etc. Becoming very disjointed, similar to the IBM and Oracle portfolios. Like IBM and Oracle, several of the products just flat out don't work, or are being replaced by newly acquired or rearchitected/replatformed tools. The product dependency matrix is becoming extremely complex.
    4) Corporate. Many corporate departments (HR, marketing, IT etc) are very much an afterthought. HR is basically non-existent. No practical processes for evaluation, feedback, development, escalations, etc. They exist on paper, but are never implemented, tracked or monitored. No organization can sustain this. TIBCO is revered for being some of the worst marketers in the industry - I've witnessed SVPs and EVPs on multiple occasions claim, during executive briefings; "we suck at marketing". Which partly explains:
    5) Staff. Employee morale is in the absolute toilet. Overworked employees, exasperated management, and screwed over sales people are leaving in droves.
    6) CEO. The CEO appears to be more interested in his new celebrity status as owner of an NBA franchise, than running the company. Time to bow out Vivek, you've had a great run, but your heart isn't in this game anymore. The recent user conference was a prime example of this, where many of the keynotes were about basketball, not software.
    7) Strategy. The cloud is the disruptive business model, that will kill the traditional license/maintenance model, and TIBCO is way, way behind the curve on this. Installing your software on an EC2 image and giving it a different name does not constitute a cloud offering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vivek, it's time to go. Bring in someone from the outside, who has experience running a large, 2+ billion company, who values the sales force, and let them clean house. Bring all of product engineering together under one roof, and start building consistency among products. Develop, fund, and enable your internal corporate departments. Show up to corporate all-hands calls, and provide some actual leadership and guidance. Provide feedback to your employees, set common goals, and reward them when met. High performing employees who haven't had even a COL increase in years, despite record quarters are not happy employees. Figure out how to lead in the cloud, because right now, you don't have a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    TIBCO is the first company i got on boarded in. It added me a prestigious token in my life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    TIBCO Software is the leading independent provider of infrastructure software creating event-enabled enterprises to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments.
    Since it is a product based company, Employee growth is proportional to the organization growth.

    Cons

    Nothing much as of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nill

  6.  

    Good people, great work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work culture is brilliant. Almost everyone is reachable. Innovation and new concepts are encouraged and well appreciated.

    Cons

    I guess company is sort of going from a rough patch from past 2 years, there was very limited scope of growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart and committed people, good management

    Cons

    not sure what the Vista buyout will mean

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Work from home flexibility when needed
    -Casual office
    -Overall okay coworkers

    Cons

    -Disorganization
    -Lack of training for new hires regarding any sort of company policies regarding expenses, po's, approval processes contractors etc (there is a company employee site that has some docs but most are outdated and not detailed)
    -Lack of benefits for MA employees, no gym for example, even though there was a gym in the location's building- Not even a discount was allowed to us- The Palo Alto location however receives that benefit.
    -Extremely unprofessional looking office space- Including-things like thrifted office furniture, a kitchen out in the open from the year 1972 and all outdated scanners, printers etc Very low end for a large organization. No amount of cleaning or organization could make it appear acceptable for customer meetings our outsiders to visit
    -Facilities management never in the office, they have the person split between two locations
    -Very poor communication skills between headquarters and other offices- it's unacceptable when all the offices rely on responses or follow ups/ approvals from the main office- I and countless others had to save emails and documents going back years because of their lack of professionalism to prove they were sent with documents that were needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication
    Clearly worded expectations when assigning tasks that are outside the daily expectations
    Follow up with employees on yearly review cycles- it is required by each one of us to file the paper work/ it should be required of you to read and review in order to ensure the employee better understands how they can improve.
    Update your outdated expense systems and approval processes/ make people accountable for their time management in regards to both.
    Finances- the office I worked at frequently did not have their bills paid on time- internet and phone services were cut off more than once which is completely unacceptable for such a large organization.
    Spend less money on hundred dollar lunches and tens of thousands of dollars on "kick offs" and more on a nicer facility, updated equipment from this century and a employee training day, on their first day which includes all the basics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very good company earlier

    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from Home is the greatest benefit and flexible work timings.
    The work culture is good and people are friendly.

    Cons

    Management has changed and things are not as they used to be.
    This company is currently oscillating between service company culture and product company procedures.

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Senior Info Systems Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Info Systems Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Info Systems Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Hi,
    I worked as Senior Info Systems Analyst from Pune office. Good people, flexible working hours, very good work life balance, if interested, company would be ready to invest on u to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    For my role, onsite- offshore coordination was not very good. All on your own so until you ask for work no one would give you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tibco software

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance

    Responsibility

    Perks

    Role

    Flexible work culture

    Work from home

    Cons

    You get bind to single product , no inter team movement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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