Jive Software Reviews

Updated 28 Apr 2021

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3.1
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Scott Brighton
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People and atmosphere before it acquired(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great company, fabulous people, some great friendships(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long days, little work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "After Aurea has taken over, executive leadership is worthless(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I think I have found the gem in the software industry

      18 Dec 2013 - Territory Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      strong listed company, great product, loved by their customers

      Cons

      Products should have them way in front - some marketing to do

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      sales engineer

      6 Jan 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good autonomy and interesting clients. Culture is important to Jive and there is good open dialog on the company road map and strategy.

      Cons

      Being in a remote office means less support and often there is 24 hour lag while waiting for answers from HQ (in USA).

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Literally a shell company of its former self

      28 Mar 2021 - Product Designer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jive had an amazing culture of amazing people who have moved on to uplift competitors and create successful startups. The culture of mutual respect was so strong that a very large contingent of employees stay in touch, make recommendations for each other, and generally look out for each other.

      Cons

      Aurea swooped in for the IP and customer list while demonstrating that they didn’t even fully comprehend the value or even the function of the product they were buying. They showed their hand on day one of the takeover in 2017. They showed that they had no respect for employees, nor for customers, and definitely not for security standards and certification that was hard fought for and won. Almost immediately they violated security protocols for certain customers and Jive's FedRamp status. Current management is unethical and purely self-serving. They must have done the back-of-napkin calculations before the takeover that they’d make their investment money back purely off the customer renewals for three years, while old loyal customers scrambled to find a replacement platform they could migrate their data to. Currently, as employers, they require spyware installed by IT on your own WFH equipment as part of your employment contract so that they may take screenshots and log keystrokes, just so they can make sure you’re being “efficient.”

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Decent place

      28 Apr 2021 - Chief of Staff in Papaur
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pantry is always available for snacking.

      Cons

      Too much food in the pantry, made me unable to watch my weight.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      26 Mar 2021 - Software Developer in Chennai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment nice people freshers carrier path

      Cons

      Nothing to say all are good

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not A Good Company

      26 Jan 2021 - Saas Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no more redeeming qualities working for the new company Aurea.

      Cons

      They don't value employees it's a modern day sweat shop.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Building an amazing product

      26 Jun 2020 - Software Engineering Team Lead in Tel Aviv-Yafo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      We built an amazing set of productivity products. I was in the mobile team and we put emphasis on user experience and stability.

      Cons

      Supporting a large amount of legacy systems

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice product for people that like constant changes, remote work and metrics)

      2 Jan 2020 - Software Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to work on the large-scale product used by millions of people. Modern technology stack (AWS services are heavily in use) skilled engineers (Chief architects)

      Cons

      Constant changes in project goals without the right communications of reasons behind them; Some metrics don't make much sense as they are focused on some ceremonies instead of things important for customers or even the company.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      good job

      24 Feb 2020 - SRE 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      remote work good salaries flexible schedule good project

      Cons

      remote work no enough opportunites to grow

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It Was a Good Company Not Anymore Since The Acquisition By Aurea LLC/Cross Over

      18 Nov 2019 - Saas Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Office amenities, coffee, snacks and drinks provided daily. Excellent employee support for computer related equipment. For the most part good cross team collaboration.

      Cons

      Now that Aurea LLC owns Jive. It's now the worst place I've worked at. The office building was closed, forced to work from home. You have to pay out of pocket to repair or replace computer related equipment. No vacation or sick time. You have to "clock In" virtual time clock. Any time off is at no pay regardless of use case. This even includes maternity leave.

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