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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 351 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

(271 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    4 people found this helpful  

    Great people but egocentric management, stay away.

    (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent technical skills among colleagues.
    Also very nice co-workers (except when competing for commission)

    Cons- They cut down all salaries 5% in 2008 when stock was around $4, never leveled back even though stock is at $29.
    - Top management is only focusing on getting $1 EPS, so they can get hundreds of thousands of stocks reward (for what?), so all that matters [to them] is to cut down on everything and press people to inhuman workloads.
    - Individual quotas for SCs/PSGs only promote culture of individualism, no info/knowledge sharing, no knowledge path and/or reproducibility.
    - Non-existing, long-term career advancement pathway unless you're in HQ and FFOV (Friend of Friends of Vivek).
    - Very "cheap" company (lousy Medical and Dental, no business class trips -ever-, etc).

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people (all the way down) are the reason the stock has gone 6x higher in 3 years, not your "brilliant" management - GET BACK THE PAY CUT, ADDING 5%/YEAR INFLATION COMPENSATION!
    In the future, pay attention to your people, nurture them, listen to them.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Always living in fear of an acquisition. Bigger companies and smaller startups eating their market share.

    Architect/Principal Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall enough to make work interesting. Some products were innovative when they first came out. Now, other companies have caught up and even overtaken in some aspects. It never grew out of the niche player attitude. If there were any real innovative engineers it would've been respectable. But they've all left for greener pastures.

    ConsNo visionary, hard core engineers. Huge amounts spent on uninspiring web services, soa and such cruft. Lot of heavy baggage that they cannot get rid of. Management is over paid and semi-retired. They had pay cuts for more than a year, may be they still do but spend on lavish parties and field consultants. Very fat around the "middle". Hire some wizard techies and/or build a developer base. Most people have not even heard about you. Pay even for good engineers is bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust get acquired, make your money and be done with it. You are not fooling anyone and you are plain boring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Oh, What It Could Be - then Reality

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsSome very bright people - Sales people and Pre-Sales/PSG are tops; some very good, nay brilliant Engineers. Older products were tops in their league, and still very good.

    ConsStale Management driven by fear and aversion to any risk. Newer products miss the mark and older ones never kept pace, especially with many of the Web Standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in achieving technical parity with the competition - Microsoft, IBM, Oracle - and leverage the ease-of-use to win more business. Don't trip over the "rolling doughnut" of an individual deal - you are too big (or should be) for chasing a deal here or there - rather, REALLY find out about trends in the marketplace and chase the market, not the deal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    TIBCO good if the proposed role fits you but no evolution path

    Senior Consultant and Then Architect (Former Employee)

    ProsGood products, Good people, strong company culture (innovation, customer driven, ...), lots of freedom in your day to day job, support within the consultant community, good salary, good IT equipment (Laptop, BBerry, ...), company is innovative, nice office in PA

    ConsLack of consideration and respect for technical and field people (professional services people), lots of travel, no help for people to grow and evolve, poor management of staff creating frustration and demotivation, in some locations 'clusters of friends' that take control of the local office and keep good deals for them and problems for you, no work / life balance (work very hard), Staffware products not in line with other product quality, focus on $$, not on customer satisfaction

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company to a larger one that could offer a good benefit to stock holders and a better work environment to employees. Take more time to listen to customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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