TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Bad place to work

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They used to have good technology, but no more

    Cons

    Terrible management, no marketing, no clue on what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Replace all of them, get marketing

  2. Helpful (5)

    6 billion dollars going down the drain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its brand name is still good for some prospects as the result of the past leadership.

    Cons

    I will try to summarize:
    leadership is clueless and is killing the company.
    marketing is no existent.
    good employees are flying out to any opportunity that knocks the door.
    culture of pleasing your boss saying good things everywhere.
    no direction or strategy.
    basic things like: support, education, channel and alliance are poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Its time for you to retire and use and abuse of the nice money from the stock option.. let someone that knows what to do to take over...

    Vista people you invested 6 billion dollars in this titanic and you are letting it be driven by a bunch of heckless managers, it is time to put your hands on the wheel.

  3. Helpful (9)

    No the best place to work and does not appear that it will change

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    none that I or some of my fellow employees are aware of. A great deal has changed since I started here and not much if any of it has been positive.

    Cons

    No effort is or has ever been offered to increase knowledge. No opportunity for advancement despite being convinced that that was a possibility. Long hours, limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to treat people more equally and not play favorites.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Augean Stables

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A still large (but dwindling) number of talented people. Great work-life balance, as everyone is pretty much sitting on their hands waiting for this corporate collapse to run its course. Plenty of time to work on one’s resume, as well as follow HR trolling on Glassdoor with their 5 star reviews making grand claims about Apple-like future for Tibco and touting the quality of the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Stone Age business practices that seem to continue unabated after the Vista acquisition. C-grade upper management pretty skilled in raiding the company accounts to write themselves “retention” bonuses, but not so much in actually running the business. No clear vision, with fancy slide decks stuffed with high-tech lingo going for strategy. Total lack of corporate execution transparency with the obvious goal of avoiding accountability. A foul culture of treating people as an expendable resource apparently thinking there will always be more where these came from (hint: there may not be). The list can continue, but it should already be obvious all the building blocks for a 21st century high-tech winner are in place here.

    Advice to Management

    Giving advice to current management is not worth wasting the screen pixels. Advice to Vista: take a closer look at what you’ve got here and roll up your sleeves quickly while there is still something salvageable left, you may not have a lot of time for the Herculean task of cleaning these stables. Advice to prospective employees: keep looking, there are way better career choices in the vicinity.

  6. Helpful (9)

    Hopeless Situation, Someone Save this Company!

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still some of the best products by far in integration, event processing and analytics.
    A few good men still remain, and they can bring this back

    Cons

    Horrible management.
    Foul mouth sales, useless marketing, engineering has no direction as executives brown nosing in front of Vista . Vista given so much bull, they believe these nincompoops.
    One so-called executive walked away with $20 million for working a grand total of 90 days
    There ought to be some checks and these looters need to go to the slammer for the day light robbery

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself.
    Throw away glitzy presentations that do not mean anything, have real content and direction
    Focus on your goddamn jobs!
    Surely there is something more satisfying and morally right thing than fighting for the next $500K retention bonus
    Sympathies with Vista, you are encountering a a bunch of thieving execs

  7. Helpful (5)

    Looking for a Job? Keep looking! Spotfire Isn't the Place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once upon a time Spotfire was a great product. Once upon a time there were great people to work with.

    Cons

    Spotfire has nearly become irrelevant in the market place. More companies and people have never even heard of Spotfire. The management of this company is seriously the worst I have ever seen. It's almost like they have tried to kill this company on purpose. The decisions they have made are so bad that I have to ask myself how anyone could lead a company down a dead end path, as they have done, with out knowing what you are doing was just stupid?

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Vista Equity Partners (The new owners of Tibco Spotfire). You need to simply fire the senior management at Spotfire. If you look at what Spotfire once was and then look at it now, you should be able to see that the people who are still in place and running Spotfire are just really really bad at doing their job. They have killed an entire company! Why do they still have jobs? Why? Why? Why? Fire the senior Spotfire management!!!

  8. Helpful (6)

    Marketing - Disfunctional at the highest level

    • 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (5)

    No Vision, No Honor, No Respect

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Disappointing to see the product and business failing

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a reasonable product 2-3 years ago, people are friendly

    Cons

    Product and people have failed to keep up with the market. Lack of leadership and vision has killed the business and company.

    Advice to Management

    The business needs to be completely revamped - don't see that happening though

  11. Helpful (3)

    Say good bye to thought leadership

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    uber cool technology that really works.

    Cons

    new mgmt has a completely different vision for the company

    Advice to Management

    leave before you compromise who you are.

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