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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 2 December 2014
Updated 2 December 2014
395 Reviews
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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  

    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expenses, po's, approval processes contractors etc (there is a company employee site that has some docs but most are outdated and not detailed)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office space- Including-things like thrifted office furniture, a kitchen out in the open from the year 1972 and all outdated scanners, printers etc Very low end for a large organization.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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nepotism at its worst...Crap leadership...Overly complex...Workforce appears to have succumbed to Stockholm Syndrom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Interesting collection of technologies - in danger of becoming obsolete

    Cons

    Leadership is a term that doesn't apply here. It's all about senior managers looking out for themselves and their drinking buddies

    Terrible internal systems and processes...

    Success depends more on who you know rather than what you do...

    Comp plans are notoriously late in being approved. My 2014 plan came in the end of October ... the FY ends 30 November

    The company has no cloud strategy or product base

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    TIBCO Software

    Former Employee - QA Engineer
    Former Employee - QA Engineer

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake.

    Cons

    The culture is somewhat boring, and there is a strict hierarchy because some people have been at the company for years.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tibco Software

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Horrible yearly increment. Bad management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    21st Century vision with 80's style management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Products work, services are awsome, great vision

    Cons

    Worse leadership I've seen in decades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the programme and change the go to market model, customers don't want to buy that way anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management Clueless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Amazingly talented people working at lower and mid-level. A few good people in the upper-level positions. Great on-site cafeteria and fitness center. Good, kind people to work with. Interesting product ideas, even if not always implemented well.

    Cons

    Pay is usually quite a bit under market value, bonuses are slim. True appreciation for work that is above-and-beyond the call of duty is rarely truly recognized. CEO is more interested in his sports team than his company. Upper management are an old-boy network. Occasionally they will replace people in upper-management positions, but always people who think exactly the same way and tow the same line. Upper-management thinking is always short-term, with no true long-term thinking. Executives completely out of touch with the people on the front lines and in the ditches. Constant worry about the next quarter's goals, while sacrificing the long-term quality of the product. They once had high-quality, robust products. Now they mostly push out products that are not ready for production in the name of "revenue recognition", often spelling the death of products with a lot of potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it. The people that build your products really do know what is most wrong with the company, but you aren't ready to listen. Sometimes you have to take a hit with bad numbers one quarter to get the right product out there. In the end, a solid quality product will make MUCH more money than the severely-discounted, not-yet-ready product you push off onto your customers. And remember that every customer you burn with this scheme is a customer that will not come back to TIBCO for other products. Let us build the products that they should be. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Get some people with a new way of thinking into some executive positions. It's what's most sorely needed in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ship going nowhere

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good technology and smart employees. Nice HQ location, benefits.

    Cons

    Senior and middle management clueless. Many directors and VPs don't even deserve to be first-line managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump unwanted products and consolidate brand identity around some products. Don't try to be a jack of all trades.

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

    Rewarding yet frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Great solution set. Many smart people. Flexible work schedule. Good services people. Good opportunity to learn new technology

    Cons

    Old boy network in management. Top executives out of touch with the field. Too many products to sell and support. Overly complicated sales order process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with the front line soldiers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Average company, but don't look to make a career out of working for TIBCO

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

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

    Pros

    There are Some good people
    The work life balance is pretty good.You can come in at 9 and go away at 5, no one questions you.
    Usually less than moderate workload.

    Cons

    No rewards for working hard, the pay rise and bonuses are always below average.
    Company structure is horrible.
    Facilities is below average for a large company.
    Below average people, no technically stimulating culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be fair when rewarding and hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I work as Sr Manager in Quality department...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager QA in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager QA in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This place used to be very good for working and for trying new ideas since there was a time when TIBCO was doing new things and was investing in right direction....

    Cons

    TIBCO has zero accountability at higher management...you can fail number of times and there is no impact to your package or your promotions...TIBCO has very regular salary, it's hard to expect other benefits such as RSU, Stock since you get very less of stocks, RSU and stock price is falling...culture is good but it's not thriving place to build your career ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people and pay them right...Get right people for right job...don't look for leaders within the company always...please make higher management responsible for their outcome...just meeting quarters should not be goal...goal should be to show a growth potential...very ordinary salary and no great potential is not going to take this company long way...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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