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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
356 Reviews

3.9
356 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. 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
    Current Employee - Senior Manager QA in Palo Alto, CA

    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some Good people, no compassion left

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant

    Pros

    Great mix of products. They have a dedicated, talented pool of people to work with. With the product set they've acquired, they can eventually solve almost any problem.

    Cons

    With so many products, it's hard to find the 'right' way to solve a problem. The company has morphed into a hard line numbers driven company where all that matters is EPS. There once was a time where you didn't have to fool yourself into thinking that the company cared about you or your career, that time was over a long time ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognition, mentoring, promote from within. Embrace the decentralization, and trust employees that don't work at the mother ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They know technology, but not how to apply it.

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    Former Employee - Software Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Great technology, smart employees, good opportunities for cross-training.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Software sales is the bottom line. Management knows technology but not how to manage. No opportunity for advancement. Must know the products that make the sales (BW, EMS) to stay on client engagements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employees work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management does not care

    Former Employee - Finance Droan
    Former Employee - Finance Droan

    Pros

    Discount lunch.

    Worker bees good decent people.

    Cons

    Management threaten by anyone new or experienced. Very Asian to the point of excluding team that are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send management (especially new managers) to training on supervising people. Also diversity training is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Way past their heyday

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    Former Employee - Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Subsidized cafeteria onsite. Descent 401k matching. Enough parking. Most employees have an (shared) office rather than open, shoulder to shoulder work spaces (I wasn't so lucky).

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Even more outdated management. The CEO is mostly absent, therefore the company is run by a core group of management who've been there 10+ years. The rest of Tibco's workforce has a turnover rate of 6months to two years. A previous reviewer stated he/she felt like an outcast because their national origin was not India. That review was dead on, at least in the division I worked for. If you are ok with a very rigid, hierarchical, misogynous, exploitive, 1970s style of management then this may be the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless. They are not open to any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    SE

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products offered for various technologies.

    Cons

    Upper management treats employees poorly.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend a friend work there

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    A twenty word minimum is difficult to meet in this area. It's like having to wirte a minimum number of word essay for Jr. High School where you just babble to increase the word count. TIBCO has nice working facilities and a lot of extremely competent and passionate over worked employees.TIBCO subsidizes the costs of the cafeteria and "feeds" their employees as rewards. Donuts and bagels on Friday, holiday lunches, holiday parties, summer picnics.

    Cons

    Over the years it has gotten worse with management at the top making the calls that should be handled by lower level more directly involved management . Almost dictatorship-like from the top. Senior Management is "taken care of" which is clear from company reports and company "filings". The hours required to get the job done are ridiculous due to the lack of needed headcount. There is little accountability for employees making the competent employees have to work harder. Yet workers are taken for granted and perceived to be a dime a dozen even though the "lip service" from the top is TIBCO employees are the best and most talented employees. HR is the worst...there is no support from them and their lack of realistic
    "benchmarking" drives the low wages. Merit increases are never there yet there are record quarters. Reviews are a formality and here is little to no follow up regarding them. Acquisitions are handled poorly and it is clear by the feelings of the employees acquired. Morale is very bad throughout many organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the old school "MBWA" - Management By Walking Around.
    LISTEN to your employees, talk to them like they are humans not machines. REALLY read their quarterly meeting questions and don't hand pick the ones you want to "dance around". On second thought never mind, because the quarterly meeting are a thing of the past. IF Senior Management can't take the time to present at the meetings in person, don't expect employees to go to the meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much focus on new sales, not enough focus on core product quality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The money is decent. Many of the people are brilliant and dedicated.

    Cons

    The brilliant people are working stupidly long hours on triage and bandaids and fixes while the core functionality is not improved upon. Strong tendency to over-promise and under-deliver to clients. Too many new sales with too many customizations for the existing staff to handle with any quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The solution is not to hire more support staff, but to fix the core product. This company was a startup and was purchased by TIBCO and is expected to grow to support huge major new clients with many millions of customers. The platform can't handle it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sitting in your chair is more important than your output...they don't get it!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Compelling technology, solid engineering employee base

    Cons

    They simply do not get the notion of work/life balance and will be the first to tell you that your butt in your seat is more important than your productivity. You are watched when you come and go vs. how much work you actually get done. They have no concept that you can actually be more productive when you are happy and have flexibility. Admittedly would rather lose talent than accommodate a flexible schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times...it's 2012; people don't need to be in the office to be productive. Also, C-level management needs subject matter expertise and knowledge, not just friends of the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dont join

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Great technical workforce
    Willing to share technical knowledge between each other
    Relatively good compensation for senior consultants & architects

    Cons

    $, $$, $$$ - This is all Senior management care about. Forget about time with your family, what you like to do, or profit sharing. Senior management likes to VERBALLY praise you. And that's pretty much all you will get for sacrificing your personal life for them. Good workers tend to get overwork yet uncompensated, while less than stellar performers gets a free ride.
    Managers who knows how to smooth talk but without a good technical background leads to unrealistic, unsustainable expectation that sets employees (& the company) up for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employee
    Treat them as human, not a machine
    Do not take advantage of people who needs green card sponsorship. There should not be modern day salavery. Don't not over work people
    Be fair to your customers. Do not lie to your customers and charge them an exorbitant amount for a junior consultant who only knows the product for a few days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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