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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
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3.6 353 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

(272 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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    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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    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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    unorganized and too immature workplace

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosflexible work hours
    performance reviews at regular intervals

    Conslack of proper management
    lack of experienced people
    too much use of vernacular languages by Employees

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

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    Great Technology base, Good technical people, Worst organization & mgmt'

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTIBCO has great and innovative technologies and products in middleware area with great people.

    ConsGrowth from core technology solutions is showing a limit. Newly merged softwares barely shows performance. Too much good people who had company spirit at early stage has left and many unqualified employees from IBM, Oracle, Progress is newly joining. It's getting lost its potential and identity. Current stock price is slowing down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management, such as EVP level is perfect for strategy and direction. But regional management has lost the leadership and it's full of politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good product, bad management/HR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTIBCO has very good product, working with them would give a good technical experience. the pay good salaries at the start but almost no increase as you go along.

    Cons- No training, they don't invest in people at all!
    - Very weak HR, they always side with the company against the employee.
    - Manager explore all the loop holes in the contract with the help of HR/ legal team. Example for sales people they put a clause that allow TIBCO the right to change compensation without prior notice.
    - Very flat organisation with little potential to grow within the organisation even after spending 3-4 years with excellent achievement in the same role.
    - Expect to have pay cuts on commissions without logical reasons.
    -Most of the roles require at least 50% travel time, no business class tickets are allowed even to directors on any flight that include +10 hour flights!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the management should start looking into investing in people more seriously. the focus should be more on the sales people rather than the technical. TIBCO is a specialized company and a high turn over will not help the the growth of the company. There should be more investment in RnD especially in the newly bought products.

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Proswork culture, technology and new generation tools

    ConsLeadership focus, business growth and future

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