TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Company seems to have last it's way the last couple of years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, Smart and hardworking people. The field team works well together. Interesting and cutting edge technology to work on. A lot of pressure but a lot of fun

    Cons

    Over the last couple of years Company seems to have last it's way. A lot of mismanagement by the executives put the company in a place where they had to sell out to venture capital firm Vista. The layoffs and cost cutting have begun; morale is bad and getting worse. I not sure what the future holds for us

    Advice to Management

    to late they are gone current management just the slave of the Equity Fund.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Privately held: TIBCO can be a challenging place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TIBCO's standard middleware products are solid and customer satisfaction is high, especially on support. Compensation for sales is competitive for the industry. Cooperation between sales and technical support and engineering is high.

    Cons

    Very high turnover in all areas of the organization - especially sales. Most of the executives and senior management have left following the recent privatization from VISTA Equity Partners. From a sales perspective, very short runway to ramp-up and most of the new hires are required to spin their rolodex for new business. TIBCO still has yet to offer credible cloud (SaaS, iPaas & Paas), or a mobile solution, and will need to completely reinvent invent itself if they are to survive against new market entrants. Spotfire analytics not competitive against Tableau, Qlick or Microstrategy.

    Advice to Management

    For a company with the history that TIBCO has, they will need to stop operating as a start-up with knee-jerk reactions to decision making on every situation that occurs, and start to operate as a modern organization with effective policies and procedures. Need a solid execution and go-to market strategy for all product lines.


  3. Helpful (3)

    No Company Vision!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston Acres, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston Acres, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TIBCO has some cool technologies and some nice product.

    Cons

    Mgmt went on a spending spree a few years ago and purchased a hodge-podge of companies without a clear plan. There doesn't seem to be a company-wide vision. When I worked there at least 5 separate groups were working on a "cloud solution" without any coordination between them. Instead of leveraging common tools/knowledge they each struggled individually (as though in competition) and none succeeded.

    Advice to Management

    Drop that stupid "have fun!" tag line and just focus on running the company. You have so many smart people - start using them to develop products people actually WANT and not just the new "hot thing" just for the sake of sounding cool! And never, ever again make a video of senior company officials SINGING. I still relive that horror occasionally :-).


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Going Nowhere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some good solid products Flexible Vacation Policy

    Cons

    Company seems to be headed nowhere Compensation is below average Management is aloof Immigration policy is bad

    Advice to Management

    - Have a 360 degree review system - Have some sessions with the employees to explain vision and keep them motivated


  6. Helpful (2)

    Hasta La Vista (Equity)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Were many good people that were team players and willing to help colleagues now Hasta La Vista by massive recent firings.

    Cons

    Company taken private and massive firings of whole divisions gone while the real issue is terrible management that created this company's problems remain. Now a very unstable, uncertain place to both work or even use the various products since unknown future. Avoid.

    Advice to Management

    New Owner remove the management that created this mess along with build topline revenue for profits not firing staff to cut expenses. Fire that stale management which are a lousy legacy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    stagnent culture that hinders employees from creativity and excellence.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Work is not stressful.

    Cons

    The company is facing hardship transitioning from desktop version, direct sales model to cloud based SAAS business model. Rigid process and stagnent culture discourage innovation, agile development. No strong leadership. No reward for employees to excel. So many people working there are dispassionate, some are incompetent.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good Working Environment Product Capabilities Not Up To Competitors

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work environment with good smart people. Collaborative but not very well organized. Good technical group, but stretched too thin.

    Cons

    A very niche product that suits the needs of customers who need advanced analytic capabilities. Many customers found competitors easier and more intuitive to use for the average user. Complicated product infrastructure to maintain, and education strictly on a pay as you go basis. No You Tube or a user community to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Begin by delivering the ease of use that your customers want. Raise visibility by marketing and social media, not just a few webexs here and there. You can keep thinking that your product is great, but customers are not buying in.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Unorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Work from home flexibility when needed -Casual office -Overall okay coworkers

    Cons

    -Disorganization -Lack of training for new hires regarding any sort of company policies regarding expenses, po's, approval processes contractors etc (there is a company employee site that has some docs but most are outdated and not detailed) -Lack of benefits for MA employees, no gym for example, even though there was a gym in the location's building- Not even a discount was allowed to us- The Palo Alto location however receives that benefit. -Extremely unprofessional looking office space- Including-things like thrifted office furniture, a kitchen out in the open from the year 1972 and all outdated scanners, printers etc Very low end for a large organization. No amount of cleaning or organization could make it appear acceptable for customer meetings our outsiders to visit -Facilities management never in the office, they have the person split between two locations -Very poor communication skills between headquarters and other offices- it's unacceptable when all the offices rely on responses or follow ups/ approvals from the main office- I and countless others had to save emails and documents going back years because of their lack of professionalism to prove they were sent with documents that were needed.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication Clearly worded expectations when assigning tasks that are outside the daily expectations Follow up with employees on yearly review cycles- it is required by each one of us to file the paper work/ it should be required of you to read and review in order to ensure the employee better understands how they can improve. Update your outdated expense systems and approval processes/ make people accountable for their time management in regards to both. Finances- the office I worked at frequently did not have their bills paid on time- internet and phone services were cut off more than once which is completely unacceptable for such a large organization. Spend less money on hundred dollar lunches and tens of thousands of dollars on "kick offs" and more on a nicer facility, updated equipment from this century and a employee training day, on their first day which includes all the basics.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Nepotism at its worst...Crap leadership...Overly complex...Workforce appears to have succumbed to Stockholm Syndrom

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting collection of technologies - in danger of becoming obsolete

    Cons

    Leadership is a term that doesn't apply here. It's all about senior managers looking out for themselves and their drinking buddies Terrible internal systems and processes... Success depends more on who you know rather than what you do... Comp plans are notoriously late in being approved. My 2014 plan came in the end of October ... the FY ends 30 November The company has no cloud strategy or product base


  11. Helpful (1)

    TIBCO Software

    Former Employee - QA Engineer
    Former Employee - QA Engineer

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake.

    Cons

    The culture is somewhat boring, and there is a strict hierarchy because some people have been at the company for years.



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