TIBCO Software

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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
396 Reviews
3.7
396 Reviews
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    good technology and people, useless management

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    A good place to learn enterprise software technology, and learn from some very smart peers.

    Cons

    Vivek and his inner circle are aloof, arrogant and believe their own bulls*. Talented managers and executives either get frustrated and quit or get fired because they speak truth to power or they get in the way of sycophants. Rank and file is demoralized after losing good leaders and pay cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vivek should have sold the company or kicked himself upstairs years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A lot of opportunity squandered by poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity and good named customer base. There's so much constant change that it almost always means a good opportunity pops up if you work hard and keep you head down. The customers are great and they put on a really good annual user event. They make pretty good, highly complex products that many Global 2000 companies use. Good cafe and pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Marketing attrition is big. Around 90+% over 3 years there. They lost so many of their good marketing leaders and it's rudderless. Executives aren't well respected and for the most part nicknamed "FOVs", which means "Friends of Vivek" (the CEO). There is very little leadership to look up to and most often people feel like there is no guiding strategy, just case after case of changing direction and having to sprint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company, it's obvious you don't know how to manage for growth and Vivek will never make the hard call to oust his friends.

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

    TIBCO: Don't go there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    There are GREAT products at TIBCO--you can't beat them so you can be proud that you are at a company that doesn't have to lie to sell.

    Cons

    There is no concept of work/life balance at TIBCO. If you want to work for a company where you can comfortably stop looking at your blackberry after 7 pm, TIBCO is not the place to do it. There is very little (if any) visibility into how you earn a good bonus, so as the year end gets closer it pays to be as visible as possible to the executive staff. There is not a very long memory in terms of what an employee did early in the year as it pertains to bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that those you put in management positions have the knowledge to run the groups that you have them in charge of. If they have never worked in that group (at TIBCO or elsewhere) it might be a good indicator that they are not the choice for that role. Also, stop being afraid of the truth. You have great products, you don't need to lie about results.

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

    Must be better options out there

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Palo Alto campus is a great working environment; limited "micro-management" from above; excellent software employed in some pretty unique solutions for impressive customers; generally speaking, a nice group of people and some very smart individuals

    Cons

    Has the bureaucracy expected of a MUCH bigger company; Lacks the nimbleness expected of a smaller company; FOV; Know all the buzzwords re "employee morale & satisfaction" but it's rarely more than lipservice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some expertise in the senior ranks

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't work at Tibco again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    The on site cafe, the once a month birthdays and happy hours, and if you like to have an office, most people get them. The management team is hands off if you like that kind of environment and the privacy of having your own office. Most departments seemed pretty flexible on when you come in and leave as long as you get your work done. Blackberry's were given out to most people I saw at the company. I met some great individuals there who are no longer with the company for the same reason that I am not. I hear there are opportunites to work at different offices around the world.

    Cons

    Poor management team, and it often felt as though they played favorites for some. There was often no direction with projects that were handed off to others. No one seems to work together as a team, it seems like a lot of people work by themselves without getting input from others. There always seemed to be a lot of people leaving the company and new people coming in all the time - high turnover. The review process seemed a little out of whack in that they base your score on if you get a bonus, making some people unable to get a bonus because they were off by ".1" percent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, I think the management team needs a lot of advice. They need to engage departments more to make them feel as if they are on a team and not in it alone.

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

    Try to work more than 5 hours a week! He spends more time at the gym then he does in the office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    It used to be the people (below senior management). Now that is not the case. The products are good and they actually work, but TIBCO is a dinosaur. The customers really like the products and engineers.

    Cons

    One and only - senior management. They are all friends of Vivek and have made it to where they are based solely on their loyalty to him. They are not qualified for their positions and it is the single biggest thing holding back the company. It is a very frustrating place to work because it could be such a more powerful and well recognized place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire or sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tibco Software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Horrible yearly increment. Bad management.

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

    21st Century vision with 80's style management

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

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

    Pros

    Products work, services are awsome, great vision

    Cons

    Worse leadership I've seen in decades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the programme and change the go to market model, customers don't want to buy that way anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AMTS in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - AMTS in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please be fair when rewarding and hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    TIbco is not only the place to work ..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1. None. I did not find anything.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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