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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 25 January, 2015
Updated 25 January, 2015
407 Reviews
3.7
407 Reviews
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Murray Rode
6 Ratings

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 a 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 a 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best companies until Vista Equity partners came up and spoilt the party

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

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

    Pros

    Best culture.
    Flexible timings. You just don't have to go to office most of the times.
    High configuration laptop ( like Mac book pro or Windows), Iphone or Samsung galaxy grand 2 with International SIM card, Data card dongle, Corporate Credit Card.
    Office in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad.
    Awesome pay and employee benefits.

    Cons

    Please don't join TIBBR or TIBCO Engage or TIBCO Loyality labs. They just fired about about 100-400 employees around the globe from these departments.
    Very bad and non helpful colleagues.
    Too much flexibility in Bangalore office and employees come drunk and work during lunch time.
    No HR in Bangalore office to monitor the conduct of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the employees to get too much of freedom and flexibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company until the takeover by a venture capital firm

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Great people to work with; interesting/cutting edge project and technology; remarkably free of the normal organizational politics

    Cons

    In our division, having IT issues dictated by the parent organization was less than ideal. Much of the test and lab environment is too diverse without adequate documentation or organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck paying off the loans incurred in the takeover. Try to make production schedules be more reflective of reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    TIBCO was and is a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, cutting edge technology and a good group of people who work very hard and trying to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty right now, but the company is going to emerge as a much stronger, focused organization in 6 months time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what the customer wants and what the company does well. Narrow product stack and regain profit margins.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company is awesome. Work culture is great. Salary is good.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to learn about a new technology in market which is promising. Salary is very good for freshers and there are onsite opportunities also.

    Cons

    No cons as such. Everything is good. But if you are someone who wants to learn more then I would suggest to join a startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No competition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working Level in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Working Level in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    No value can be shared

    Cons

    Very poor management and disappointed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attitude shall be improved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    1. Flexibility in terms of work timings and working from home
    2. Knowledge on latest product version always as soon as the version is out
    3. Best in class training on products
    4. Helpful co-workers

    Cons

    1. No mentorship to guide you for your future
    2. if you stuck with a project you are stuck with the project for ages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at
    1. Better rotation policies
    2. Mentorship roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company to work

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    You have access to answers to all queries from TIBCO world, answers from so many experts

    Cons

    No onsite opportunities in TIBCO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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