TIBCO Software Employee Reviews about "cloud"

Updated Dec 21, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Looking for a bottom"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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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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  2. Helpful (7)

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

    2.0
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    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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  3. "Junior Consultant"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Pune
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work From Home, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Products are moving to Cloud slowly

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great people but wrong technical choices & Vista LBO killed the company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Architect in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People that are still there are really nice, there's a good culture of sharing. Salary is good, also nice advantages, good worker council. So far, the pressure from Vista has been shielded by the local management.

    Cons

    Very poor integration of company that has been bought Vista private equities firm that bought TIBCO in 2014 just killed the company. Soooo much talented people left the company with key knowledge. The products are getting worse (BW where maintenance is now done in india), BW6 is a failure. AMX should never have existed. Spotfire potential is not leverage. AMXBPM took years of delay because of AMX & the late turn to cloud. Lack of Opensource support (like MySQL/MariaDB, PostegreSQL)... So the shiny part of TIBCO, it's technology is lost. Feeling is that the company is getting down, not up while the market is going up. As a consultant, lot of traveling with quite an impact on personal life, unpredicted schedule. lack of investment on local development (assets for customer, framework, tools that could be turned into side products), poor training capability (low quality online or built in stuff). Mostly very short term mission that make it difficult to develop skills on products.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A sinking ship. Management and HR does not help the cause."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generally one (at least used to) have a flexible choice of area you wish to work in. And could transcend between roles.

    Cons

    - They are lagging bit time in Cloud offerings. Surely not the goto vendor. - So called Integration leaders of the good old enterprise world. Their own products have not integrated well for years. Ironical. Attributed to acquisitions mainly and hence many ways to do the same thing. Product you will end up choosing really depends on the sales person you get in touch with and her/his commissioned products. - They like to release too many broken products, which makes a great source for unhealthy professional services income. - HR hardly cares about well being of employees. Worst employer in that respect. Repent working loyally and day-n-night for them for so long. The world of technology had moved on in that period. Has impacted my career in a very negative way. - Most managers manage upwards. They hardly have a choice.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Dying company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - salary above the average - interesting at the beginning due to technologies / projects

    Cons

    - during the last year, half of the consultant left, 5 pre-sales, 5 sales, some with less than 2 years experience - unable to upgrade their offers according to new standards such as microservices and cloud - you are mainly lonely, no communication between service / sales and even in one team, you can not see your manager / director during 6 months. Event HR does not answer to emails - services is only focus on billable such as a Accenture or CGI

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Treatment of Employees"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Services Practice Head 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Avoid at all costs.

    Cons

    Cronyism of the highest order at play. You're either in the clique or not. Management do not have a strategy and since private equity took over the company culture is toxic. Employees are treated as revenue earners, not people, and HR have no interest serving the employees interests. Product strategy is incoherent and the shift to the cloud has been missed by the organisation leaving it to play catchup. Cloud Vendors like Amazon and MS are disrupting the infra software market and leaving TIBCO behind.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Account development Executive"

    3.0
    Senior Account Development Executive in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product. Good salaries and overseas travel opportunities

    Cons

    No product cloud strategy. Old school boys culture.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Architect"

    5.0
     
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Good company to work. Good Working Culture and friendly environment. Nice product. Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Needs to explore more on Big Data and Cloud space. Company should spend more budget on engineering department.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Confused after the Vista acquisition"

    3.0
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    Sales Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Good compensation in Latam, good flexibility to home office

    Cons

    Brand unknown in Latam, small structure, no local management, very slow movement to cloud

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