TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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TIBCO Software CEO Dan Streetman
Dan Streetman
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great teams Good management Great office

    Cons

    Tibco has lot of great products and there is good scope for integrations. This should be done more.

  2. "Architect"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    small company so you get to do a lot.

    Cons

    small company so you had to do a lot

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Wouldn't Recommend - Toxic Work Conditions"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Colleagues are mostly wonderful people who work hard and want to get the job done well. - Benefits and compensation are good - Improvements have been made on the educational resources they provide for their employees - Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    - Management is constantly being let go or rearranged. - Teams are in constant flux and there is no continuity. - Values that they drive are not actually adopted within the company - Very toxic environment, most people are burnt out, jaded, or anxious about job security - Rumors travel fast ie. when someone is going to get let go - Uphill battle with customers - no customer success team in place so solutions fall flat once a customer purchases and therefore are not happy with the company - It appears as though top performing sales get a hall pass for sexist and inappropriate behaviors

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Looking for a bottom"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Field 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TIBCO Software for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Camaraderie was one of the best I've had - there is a feeling of family and true caring among the peers I've worked with. This however has changed and deteriorated in recent years...

    Cons

    Poor product and market response to a rapidly changing software environment - pivot to open source, subscription model and cloud has been late, and disjointed. A culture of blaming the rank and file for poor execution, with little reflection of responsibility and accountability that strategy and execution at the management level is in any way to blame. A feeling that promotion and advancement is based on politics, not abilities. A shift from valuing respected and long standing personnel with long careers at TIBCO to jettisoning them in a cavalier fashion.

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  5. "Good company struggling to keep up"

    3.0
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    great coworkers amazing products opportunity to learn and grow work flexibility

    Cons

    far behind in the market...playing catch-up great work is not rewarded compensation is below average

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  6. Helpful (7)

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

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for 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.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "The worst company to work for bar none!!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for 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 .

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  8. "Innovative culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, flexible work environment, interesting problems to solve, smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Low brand recognition, diversity could be improved.

  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good place to work.

    Cons

    No Cons as such. Good Place to work.

  10. "work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    insurance, gratuity paid by company

    Cons

    having very less projects in company

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