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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Vision, No Honor, No Respect

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    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    When I was hired, the best reasons were potential growth opportunities and a well established team.

    Cons

    No opportunity with the Vista transaction and leadership is oblivious to the internal issues. Culture is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left because I didn't feel respected or valued. TIBCO unfortunately let go of quality employees that were critical to business function and then as a result even more quality employees had resigned. TIBCO has allowed Marketing to lay the blame solely on the Operational side but in reality the issues are stagnant in Process and poor Project Management. Open your eyes and address it. You let the talent go and the people left are walking blindly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing - Disfunctional at the highest level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great non-exec employees, middle managers. Benefits are great. On site cafe has great food at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, whatever you want to call it..is rampant. It's not about the quality of your work or skills, it's who you know to get ahead. Senior marketing execs are clueless. Constant focus shifting, half-baked campaigns, and people with little skill steering the ship, from the CMO on down. No bonus structure to speak of. Merit increases are a glorified popularity contest, or you get offered one when you quit. Career planning amounts to waiting for someone to leave, and maybe you'll get that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm pointing the finger at the CEO. Either the mess isn't seen, or being ignored. Either way, the blame is on his feet. Do something before all the good people have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Struggling, failing business now owned and controlled by VC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Not a lot to be positive on...the pay was ok and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Technology and products are old and outdated as are the management. Sales and marketing was failing and now with VC ownership this is not a fun place to work with little or zero career options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new roles in other companies - fast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A formerly decent company, ruined by awful middle managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Honestly, can't think of one, except if you're looking for a place to settle down, and have no interest in work at all. The initial pay is too good (for the quality of people they hire) and work culture is relaxed. Work from home and off time is generally allowed.

    Cons

    Generally awful people. Lot of B and C players in middle management, who are incapable of hiring good people, so the quality is going down all the time.
    Apathetic attitude towards software ( because of 1st point).
    No progress on career front. No objectivity in appraisal process, people-pleasing and boot licking rules over meritocracy. Perhaps the only company where mediocrity is celebrated.
    Lack of transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce stack ranking.
    Trim the middle management fat.
    Promote people from within.
    Hire better people, pay them better. That's the only way to delivering good results (not paying less, and cost cutting which is short-term vision)
    Have more all hands, take in more questions from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dishonest and illoyal since acquisition

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good products
    Good benefits
    Fair salary

    Cons

    Vista bought Tibco ... what more can you say?

    Just look at the reviews of other companies that Vista aquired.

    It will go down the drain. They will sequeeze them out. The only place at this company is for people who own them.

    Huge layoffs have already begun, ... further cost cutting wlll follow!

    VIsta has a playbook that they execute. Just read the other reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Global Manager

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    Former Employee - Global Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Global Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    good money - good travel not too stressful

    Cons

    lay offs like crazy right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less profit taking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going Nowhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Some good solid products
    Flexible Vacation Policy

    Cons

    Company seems to be headed nowhere
    Compensation is below average
    Management is aloof
    Immigration policy is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have a 360 degree review system
    - Have some sessions with the employees to explain vision and keep them motivated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Say good bye to thought leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    uber cool technology that really works.

    Cons

    new mgmt has a completely different vision for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave before you compromise who you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but with buyout not sure what the future holds

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible hours

    Cons

    good perks are all gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a nice company, but...

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Used to be a nice place to work, some interesting challenges....

    Cons

    After Vista Private Equity acquisition the company is no longer a good place to work. They fired hundreds of people after the acquisition. There is no clear strategy behind this decision, Vista just needed to reduce costs in order to pay for the huge amount of debt it incurred as result of the acquisition. There is also no clear strategy behind the product roadmap and the management team, which are ultimately responsible for the TIBCO failure, got promoted along the way.

    I wouldn't advise buying TIBCO products as some of them might just disappear as Vista will decommission products that are not interesting for them.

    In summary, Vista PE will make a lot of money and kill a great company along the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice. They already messed up big time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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