TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
361 Reviews

3.9
361 Reviews
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
Vivek Y. Ranadivé
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 19 reviews)

  • Even though TIBCO is such a large company, the work environment is a lot like a start-up (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 14 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  

    Worst company I have ever worked for - Do not waste your time working here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay and bonus (especially if you can sustain lots of overtime)

    Cons

    - Unrealistic work expectations
    - Mostly no, little or merely self-study if training courses are not scheduled soon making it difficult to perform well during the project
    - Projects are under-resourced
    - No growth strategy
    - Products are a hard-sell unless Tibco is the only vendor on the table
    - HR unsupportive to employees
    - Very political environment where, unless careful, you may be blamed for others' mistakes
    - No work-life balance - was expected to do significant overtime including bank holidays (Christmas and New Year) working over 12 - 13 hours a day including weekends for nearly 2 months. Management could not care less about your overtime as long as the delivery is made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide appropriate training prior to projects if the individual does not have the necessary knowledge and experience together with some mentoring during the project by someone experienced
    - Resource projects with the necessary employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Agile, entrepreneurial, flexible. Good software products. If you like working as a stand alone individual then a good environment.

    Cons

    Full of politics across European office, very hierarchical, driven by US decision making. Unfriendly. Unsupportive office environment. Everyone disliked working there. Very little focus on training and development of people. Probably different if you work in the offices in the US though...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on clarifying EMEA management decision making hierarchy and plan to train and develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AMTS  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - AMTS in Pune (India)

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

    Good company to work if you want to become tech guru

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune (India)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. cutting edge technology
    2.Assurance of working on new products and technology
    3. Good compensation and benefits
    4. If you are lucky may visit HQ in palo alto

    Cons

    1. Seeking promotion for management role is very tough
    2. You have to continuously prove that there is need of you to be in there without which you may soon become a normal person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to create opportunities for people who want to grow in higher role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great product set

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Solid company, very innovative technical team
    good training opportunities
    Products work, and have a great professional services team

    Cons

    a little challenging for remote employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome, best experience in my career. Hear TIBCO has changed a lot since I left though.

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management, lot of trust and independence and a true meritocracy. Lot of opportunity to grow and learn and explore roles without hard titles.

    Cons

    Top management did change a lot and lot of people left the company as a result. Also seems like the company is not too keen to go big, so much as there is opportunity to step to the next level, doesn't seem like the company is going places. Not much work-life balance, but work is super enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a new CEO.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Open culture, smart people to work with. Good plans for growth for techie. Good work life balance. Decent compensation. Flexible in terms of working hours, work from home. Free snacks. Ping Pong and other recreational activities available.

    Cons

    Focus on delivering quality has reduced a little over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Presently the hiring policy is adhoc. Need to have stricter criteria before hiring individuals to ensure product deliverables meet quality standards that can enable it to stay ahead of the competiton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I work as Sr Manager in Quality department...

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    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 for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    TIbco is not only the place to work ..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1. None. I did not find anything.

    Cons

    1. Very less onsite opportunities. They send onsite senior managers only where it is not required.
    2. Do not have Group Anti Corruption Law Policies. Group of some idiots and unprofessional peoples can tarnish companies image.
    3. Do not have sexual harassment policies. And HR is puppet show of managers.
    4. Not recommended place for Experienced peoples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is huge world outside tibco. Pull of some senior older managers and hire new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Below market compensation

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Variety of Technology to work on.
    Cafe and company campus is quite nice.

    Cons

    Compensation is way below the market rate and Management is not doing much to retain the quality resources due to these below market compensation.

    Upper Management is not keen on addressing/fixing problems which employees are spotting left, right and central.

    Technology stack is too wide (variety), but management is not able to generate constant revenue stream out of it, and hence the situation where unpleasant cost-cutting decisions are been pushed to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, act on the feedbacks. It is easy to spot, and fixable (only if you have that mindset)

    Do remember that - Engineering is the core for a technology company, and not the sales or support. And so compensate them accordingly. No brainer !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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