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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
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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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    Average company, but don't look to make a career out of working for TIBCO

    AMTS (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementPlease be fair when rewarding and hiring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    I work as Sr Manager in Quality department...

    Senior Manager QA (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThis 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....

    ConsTIBCO 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 Senior ManagementValue 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...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TIbco is not only the place to work ..

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. None. I did not find anything.

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementThere is huge world outside tibco. Pull of some senior older managers and hire new talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They know technology, but not how to apply it.

    Software Architect (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementConsider employees work-life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some Good people, no compassion left

    Senior Solutions Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork Life Balance is good
    Very good for freshers to join the industry
    One of the few product based companies is Pune
    Technical work is good

    ConsPays well below market standards. Hard to retain people
    Year on Year hike is pathetic
    Need to change the culture to become more agile

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen to purse to recruit and retain the best

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    Poor Professional Services Head

    Technical Architect (Current Employee) Hamburg (Germany)

    ProsWorking, proven technology. Not much more to say

    ConsHead of technology is not standing behind his people. Lots of broken promises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat products and moving beyond middleware into analytics and social.

    ConsDysfunctional executive management, limited/poor marketing, too many products which confuse the markets, analysts and salesmen. Appalling process inefficiencies and disconnected back office systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCull / consolidate products and simplify marketing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is a nail in the tire. Air is hissing out. Soon it will be flat.

    Senior Solutions Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some very clever people at TIBCO, some of the smartest and best that I have ever worked with in my entire career. Some of the products work very well.

    ConsTIBCO wishes to become a 2 billion dollar company. Unfortunately, they continue to do the same things, yet expect vastly different results. There are many, many structural problems that will cause TIBCO to fail in the next few years:
    1) Sales. The sales force and sales model is very, very broken. The market was advised of TIBCO's sales execution problems in recent quarters. Were there? Of course. Was it the responsibility of the VP's and SVP's who were fired? No. The reason for the execution problems were that in Q3 and Q4 of 2012, TIBCO's executive committee decided to not pay out commissions to many sales teams, several of whom had brought in seven and eight figure deals. They used a little known escape clause in the sales plan to do so. What happens when you screw with sales people's commissions? They stop selling. And they did. That was the reason for the execution problems. EPS was made, but at the expense of the sales force.
    2) Management. There is nobody at EVP level or higher who has ever worked for a large company. Check the exec bios on the website. They are TIBCO lifers, or have come in through acquisition of startups. Those who stayed have created entrenched political fifedoms, which causes rampant internal conflict between divisions. TIBCO is a collection of small, individual startups with no plans to change. That is not sustainable in a large organization.
    3) Engineering. The products used to be good. Now they are a collection of acquired products, with different UI's, development languages, Admin tools, runtimes, performance characteristics etc. Becoming very disjointed, similar to the IBM and Oracle portfolios. Like IBM and Oracle, several of the products just flat out don't work, or are being replaced by newly acquired or rearchitected/replatformed tools. The product dependency matrix is becoming extremely complex.
    4) Corporate. Many corporate departments (HR, marketing, IT etc) are very much an afterthought. HR is basically non-existent. No practical processes for evaluation, feedback, development, escalations, etc. They exist on paper, but are never implemented, tracked or monitored. No organization can sustain this. TIBCO is revered for being some of the worst marketers in the industry - I've witnessed SVPs and EVPs on multiple occasions claim, during executive briefings; "we suck at marketing". Which partly explains:
    5) Staff. Employee morale is in the absolute toilet. Overworked employees, exasperated management, and screwed over sales people are leaving in droves.
    6) CEO. The CEO appears to be more interested in his new celebrity status as owner of an NBA franchise, than running the company. Time to bow out Vivek, you've had a great run, but your heart isn't in this game anymore. The recent user conference was a prime example of this, where many of the keynotes were about basketball, not software.
    7) Strategy. The cloud is the disruptive business model, that will kill the traditional license/maintenance model, and TIBCO is way, way behind the curve on this. Installing your software on an EC2 image and giving it a different name does not constitute a cloud offering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVivek, it's time to go. Bring in someone from the outside, who has experience running a large, 2+ billion company, who values the sales force, and let them clean house. Bring all of product engineering together under one roof, and start building consistency among products. Develop, fund, and enable your internal corporate departments. Show up to corporate all-hands calls, and provide some actual leadership and guidance. Provide feedback to your employees, set common goals, and reward them when met. High performing employees who haven't had even a COL increase in years, despite record quarters are not happy employees. Figure out how to lead in the cloud, because right now, you don't have a clue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management does not care

    Finance Droan (Former Employee)

    ProsDiscount lunch.

    Worker bees good decent people.

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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