TIBCO Software

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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
396 Reviews
3.7
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Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 26 reviews)

  • Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 13 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  

    The worst managed company ever.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great technology!

    Cons

    Management are a bunch of bullies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you're on H1 visa, this should be last company in your list

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    Former Employee - Consultant, Professional Services Group in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant, Professional Services Group in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Good products & Technologies
    laid back, balanced life if you're not in client facing roles ( Professional services, pre-sales, sales)

    Cons

    if you're on work visa be ready to be a slave here. And even dare to think your GC will be filed n EB2( your qualifications, experience doesn't matter).
     - anytime you face any visa issues( RFE, or blue slips etc) you'll be fired immediately even though it's lawyers fault. but he cover his a s s and will get u fired. Your manager wont care

    Most of the managers are pathetic. They are manager because they have been with company for 15-20 yrs. They do not know leadership or how to respect people.
    Keep working and don't expect anything from manager. he wont be of any help at any time.

    Other than Vivek, there is no leader. Everyone else just follows. none of them are decision makers. dont have any leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    software is about people. IP comes with techies and that's real assets of technology firms. Learn from Google, Facebook,yahoo,groupon. They hire the best and don't try to exploit. Tibco s lowest payer n the silicon valley and they behave as if they are doing favor by giving job. No there are plenty jobs for good engineers.

    company needs totally restructuring in management( middle to senior)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management... mismanagement is an understatement.

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    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Artist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Artist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    tibbr (TIBCO's corporate social networking software) has potential. However, whether or not they'll realize it's full potential is anyone's guess. Decent pay when compared with the gaming industry, and fair hours (while a contractor). Good group of people, if you're accepted into the clique.

    Cons

    Segregated work environment. Fairly dense Indian population with gated attitudes, and/or behavior. [This could be a personal observation, but I've felt that] Because I'm not Indian, I'm an outcast. Poor communication from upper management to production team. Serious-serious bottlenecks. Nothing is documented, so the management style is, "shoot from the hip." Rather than address management issues, and taking steps to resolve the issues, they take the easy way out, and lay off the people whom they lovingly refer to as, "the problem."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to reassess your situation. I don't understand how you call yourselves "results driven," when you don't document any of your triumphs/failures. How can you tell people you're making progress when you have nothing to compare your "success" to? A serious restructuring needs to occur at the managerial level in order for survival.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Weak management team limits potential

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Great place to hang out and do the minimum necessary in just about any group. Almost impossible to get fired, except marketing occasionally chases people out. If you're in Engineering, you can find some good stuff to do that will give you a good product on your resume.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management direction, beginning with a CEO who lacks any experience outside the organization. Product Management and Marketing leadership is weak and has little influence on the Engineering organization. Overall senior management is comparatively weak vs. peers in the industry. Marketing budget is limited and spent unwisely. Product Management lacks leadership. HR is treated as a legal compliance group, with zero investment in developing internal resources. Compensation is a favoritism system and nobody knows how it works. Company focused on avoiding mistakes, instead of focused on successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vivek - sell the company and retire. Acknowledge that you've done well for yourself, and then get out of the way. Or else, decide you need to get rid of the senior management team and hire people who will challenge you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for - Do not waste your time working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay and bonus (especially if you can sustain lots of overtime)

    Cons

    - Unrealistic work expectations
    - Mostly no, little or merely self-study if training courses are not scheduled soon making it difficult to perform well during the project
    - Projects are under-resourced
    - No growth strategy
    - Products are a hard-sell unless Tibco is the only vendor on the table
    - HR unsupportive to employees
    - Very political environment where, unless careful, you may be blamed for others' mistakes
    - No work-life balance - was expected to do significant overtime including bank holidays (Christmas and New Year) working over 12 - 13 hours a day including weekends for nearly 2 months. Management could not care less about your overtime as long as the delivery is made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide appropriate training prior to projects if the individual does not have the necessary knowledge and experience together with some mentoring during the project by someone experienced
    - Resource projects with the necessary employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Agile, entrepreneurial, flexible. Good software products. If you like working as a stand alone individual then a good environment.

    Cons

    Full of politics across European office, very hierarchical, driven by US decision making. Unfriendly. Unsupportive office environment. Everyone disliked working there. Very little focus on training and development of people. Probably different if you work in the offices in the US though...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on clarifying EMEA management decision making hierarchy and plan to train and develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going nowhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Free drinks, nice gym, not much else.

    Cons

    Complete lack of upward mobility, no visibility, poor incentive structure, absolutely no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making a bunch of director roles and streamline your org.

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

    The worst company to work for bar none!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product Set is great if you are looking for a technical job this could be for you or if you are related to the senior management

    Cons

    Seniors Sales Management has no clue
    Employees are treated with disrespect , I have been working for 20+ years no company remotely comes close to how mismanaged this organization is
    Mid management is breaking every role possible , law suites are piling up
    Bullying is rampant and part of the culture
    Sales compensation is never paid. for example if you close a deal and you get X amount of commission they will offer you 50% of what you have earned and a couple of new accounts no recourse .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop toying with peoples careers , get you act together, move focus from buying basketball teams to your own organization and its share holders . If you cant change that please sell the company !!
    Get a decent HR division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    At TIBCO, it's not WHAT you know, it's WHO you know

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    The products have a good reputation and the CEO, Vivek, has made sure the company's image is very polished, for example, the expensive looking visitors hall, million dollar annual Christmas shindig (where Vivek brings his latest Trophy Date).

    Cons

    There is rampant incompetence at TIBCO because people don't succeed or fail based on how smart or talented they are, but how connected they are. Especially in Marketing, people who produce some of the lowest quality work product imaginable are not only not laid off, but actually promoted, while those who produce high quality work are dismissed or laid off if they are not connected to the "right" people. For instance, it's very, very helpful to have a family member or close friend in HR or management. I believe this is the reason TIBCO is never as successful as it wants to be and will never be in the same league as Oracle.

    There are huge ego issues at TIBCO. When you work there, they are constantly drilling into you (practically spamming your work inbox with emails regarding Vivek's latest media appearances, various other media pieces) how successful they are, how special TIBCO is and how much better they are than their competitors, such as Oracle. You're regularly reminded of Vivek's latest media related diss of Oracle and its CEO When you leave TIBCO, you see that most people have never even heard of the company and that TIBCO is simply a "legend in their own mind."

    People are laid off indiscriminately and verbally abused, without regard to their talent or personal circumstances, but because of the rampant politics and egos at the company. Some joke that Vivek lays people off when he wants to buy another car to add to his already large collection of luxury automobiles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try focusing a little less on how you appear to the world and more on running a less dysfunctional company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology, poor employee experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice offices and location
    Good cafeteria with employee discount
    Great technology offerings

    Cons

    Poor employee development
    Lack of concern for employees
    Low pay
    Poor employee review process
    Favortism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate employees more. Trust employees and provide more opportunites for development and reward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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