TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
361 Reviews

3.9
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
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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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    TIBCO

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best Work Culture, good benefits +stock options

    Cons

    Salary Raise are bad company has become stock market focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being stock market focus company , focus on real growth stock price will follow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    find a group where you can play by your strength and TIBCO has many such groups.

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    small group
    like the technology
    good pay

    Cons

    I didn't pay attention to cons. so I can't mention any. As I said, find a group where you can play by your strength and TIBCO has many such groups. If you end up in the wrong place you can find many cons :-)

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    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    TIBCO offers employees a chance to grow and be challenged

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    Current Employee - Account Development Executive  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Account Development Executive in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity, many engaged and intelligent people, solid products

    Cons

    sales disorganization, lack of integration and cooperation amongst business units, internal promotion and raises are small and difficult to get once in the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level set your existing employees (who have been with TIBCO over a year) to market rates - there are many people at TIBCO who are grossly underpaid related to their positions within the market, and are thus a flight risk. The integration of acquisitions should also be handled better, around employee integration primarily.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and cafeteria on the main campus. Product line is good and has few real competitors. Compensation for sales team is good. Great annual company party.

    Cons

    Like most Silicon Valley companies, sales team comes first. Support groups are understaffed and stretched to the max. Doing as much with as few people works to a certain extent, but eventually people need a break. Pay is on par or a little below industry norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough support staff to supplement your sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A company with its niche

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    Current Employee - Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being an enterprise software company, TIBCO is reinventing itself through innovative product. It has its group of talent people, as well as people just waiting for retirement. Overall the company has its growth, but won't at the speed compare to a startup.

    Cons

    Not all processes are well defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could get more seasoned executives. Most of them are promoted internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    I always something new to learn and experience.
    Solid product
    Quality customers

    Cons

    Corporate a little aloof and distant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To fluid, need some stability

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Smart PeopleMost are very motivated to be here
    Dedicated to hiring smart people
    I was recruiterd to come here from another firm
    Good life/work balance

    Cons

    Very Process oriented
    Too much red tape

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn new technology/industries. Bad place for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    The technical knowledge and sharing of the knowledge among the field people is great. Just send an email with a question and you will get at least 10 responses by the end of the day. The products are leading edge that cause companies such as IBM to duplicate the message/products.

    Cons

    The Club Awards for non-quota carrying people seem to be arbirtary based on how management feels that day. Management seems to make decisions without communicating to employees why the decision was made.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    TIBCO Tries harder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    TIBCO is a serious competitor to the much larger super players Oracle, SAP, IBM and as such places special emphasis on product and service performance and quality. This dynamic also lends an air or urgency and shared passion for success.

    Cons

    TIBCO has a much higher degree of bureaucracy than is necessary for a mid sized company. The legal department is very ponderous and overly conservative (contracts revenue recognition) , there are a million systems for compensation, expenses, vacation etc, poorly supported by a provincial IT organization, Benefits choices are not great although at par but a reasonable team there. In all, these are a distant second to the pros above.

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    Nice place to work, shifting directions however

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    The team atmosphere was great. Lots of collaboration between members of the dev team, QA and tech pubs. I loved the fact that I was able to pick projects or even pet projects to work on and management encouraged it.

    Cons

    Management made a sudden shift in plans and dropped our latest work from the next product release. A month later they laid a bunch of us off due to the fact they don't have a plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management was outstanding, they were fair and forthcoming with information. The guys in Palo Alto are ghosts, never saw them. Did have a VP show up for one afternoon and he just reiterated what he had said in the last group video conference, not to impressed.

    Recommends
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