Jive Software – Why Work For Us?


JOIN THE TEAM

Jive isn’t like most companies. We’re serious about changing the world. Making a difference. And having a lot of fun in the process. If you just want a job, Jive is not for you. But if you want your next career move to be a life-defining experience, then Jive will feel like home.

We’re looking for people who are wicked smart, passionate, fun, innovative, collaborative, courageous, social results producers and rainmakers.

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THE GOOD LIFE

This illustrates the benefits we offer to all Jivers in the US, but it doesn’t stop there. We have employees around the world, and Jive strives to offer competitive benefits in the other countries where we have employees. We take the cultural nuances and social benefit programs of each country into consideration when developing our benefits offerings.

BODY & MIND

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Jive covers 90% of the premium cost for employees. Our PPO medical plan allows you to receive covered services from any provider you wish. Employees in Northern California, Portland, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado also have an HMO option. Dental plan covers exams, cleaning and other dental services. Coverage for orthodontia is also included. Annual eye exam and glasses or contacts are provided under our vision insurance. LASIK discounts are available under the vision plan.
  • Jive Wellness Reimbursement Program: Designed to help Jivers live a healthier and well balanced lifestyle, employees receive a monthly benefit of $25 to be used for a fitness or wellness activity.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses.

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

  • 401(k): Save for the future. We make it easier with a robust contribution match.
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs): Every employee receives Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Jive financially assists employees on a degreed path.

JUST IN CASE

  • Life: Life and AD&D insurance provided at no cost to employees.
  • Voluntary Life: Opportunity for Jive employees to purchase additional life insurance for themselves, their spouse, and/or their children.
  • Short Term Disability: Income protection benefits at no cost to employees.
  • Long Term Disability: Income protection benefits at no cost to employees.
  • Employee Assistant Program: An Employee Assistance Program that offers free, confidential counseling and assistance in resolving situations that may come up in your personal or professional life such as family and personal conflicts, stress, loss and grief issues, financial and legal issues, child care referrals, etc.
  • Travel Assistance: No cost travel related services you may need while traveling on business or leisure.
  • Beneficiary Assistance: No cost beneficiary assistance to help your loved ones during difficult and emotional periods.

TIME AWAY

  • FlexTime: At Jive, we promote wellness and balance. Work hard, play hard and take care of yourself. We treat our employees as the adults they are and our employees produce amazing results. We offer our full-time employees FlexTime—an unlimited, all purpose flexible time off policy. Our employees can take the time they need when they need it. It’s an awesome time off policy for awesome employees.
  • Holidays: 10 designated paid holidays.
  • Volunteering Time Off: At Jive we believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work. That’s why we provide Volunteering Time Off (VTO) for our employees in the form of 32 paid hours per year.
    • We connect our employees with community involvement by providing information and coordination for opportunities to volunteer. We have opportunities on site at our office locations for community giving in the form of: used clothing drives, food drives, adopt-a-family, and blood drives. We also host disadvantaged youth-to-work programs on site in the form of tours and informational interviews with Jive team members.

ICING ON THE CAKE

  • TASTE: Generously stocked kitchens; Bagel Thursdays
  • SIP: Every canned and bottled beverage you can imagine, plus kegerators with local brews
  • PARTY: Halloween, holiday, and release parties (and sometimes just because)
  • PLAY: Xbox, ping-pong, softball
  • HACK: Hack-a-thons
  • RIDE: Transit benefits, TriMet Passes, C-TRAN, Caltrain GO Pass, Clipper Card, bike-friendly offices

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THE JIVE WAY



OUR VISION

To enable the world to do great work. 


OUR SHARED MISSION

To empower people and organizations to work better together. 


OUR VALUES

Collaboration: We support and inspire each other to do the best work of our lives.

Innovation: We tirelessly explore new ideas. We refuse to accept the status quo. We are creating the future. 

Results: We help our customers and their communities achieve results that exceed their expectations.

Integrity: We are honest and transparent in all we do.

Fun: We are transforming an industry and having a great time doing it. 




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We’re changing the way that work gets done at companies by building the most advanced social business solutions in the world. Engineering challenges abound as we deliver on this mission, whether it’s incorporating the latest social business innovations; leveraging advancements in the cloud; addressing enterprise scale, security, and data concerns; or finding novel ways of blending smart algorithms with amazing user experience.
In the end it is all about enriching millions of people’s lives by building amazing software.

LOCATIONS

We’re all part of one team at Jive that just happens to be in multiple physical locations. All sport kegerators, snacks/beverages, transportation credits (with a bonus for biking or taking public transit), and camaraderie.

BOULDER, CO

Sitting at the base of the Flatirons, and in the heart of the Pearl Street Mall, our Boulder office is the newest addition to the Jive ecosystem. Ditch your car and ride a bike to work. Enjoy easy access to some of the country’s best skiing, hiking, mountain-biking — and geeking out (we’re plugged into the thriving local tech and startup scene).

PALO ALTO, CA

Palo Alto is ground zero for social technology. The office is located in the heart of it—a couple of blocks from University Ave. and a quick walk to Caltrain. Great lunch spots and after-work watering holes round out the picture. Because it’s a relatively new office, you’ll play a leading role in establishing Palo Alto as a major hub of engineering for Jive.

PORTLAND, OR

Located just steps from Powell’s Books, the Pearl District and the MAX train, the Jive Portland office is located in the best spot in the city. We’re in the historic Federal Reserve building, complete with bank vaults and a shooting-range-turned-bike-storage. The Jive Portland office is a frequent host to Portland tech group events.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The Jive San Francisco office is conveniently located downtown just a few short blocks from AT&T Park. Whether by foot, bike, Caltrain, car or boat, both Jive employees and visitors have easy access to all the city has to offer. This office also be hosts some great technology meetups and user group meetings.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Conveniently near the airport, south and fairly close to Tel Aviv, the Israeli development center is the newest addition to the Jive offices. Come join the best brains in Israel’s high-tech industry. You can expect top notch professionalism, lots of opportunities to learn, and extraordinary innovation. Our new, hip facility is designed to ensure everyone has a good time at work.

OUR ENGINEERING VALUES

  • Build products that thrill our customers
  • Use open standards whenever possible and be a friend to Open Source
  • Embrace innovation even as we meet the security and scale requirements of the enterprise
  • Be flexible and agile in our engineering process and in adopting new technologies
  • Work with people that we’d like to drink a beer with

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

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Want to join us on the Jive Engineering team? We take enormous pride and pleasure in building a product that is literally changing the face of enterprise software. As a small team, we revel in achieving what most large teams would call impossible. We pull out all the stops to deliver amazing software releases, including our Summer Bug Hunt where Jivers from all over the company joined engineering to stay late for dinner and bug fixing. And when we do achieve our goals, we celebrate. There are epic release parties as well as laid-back samplings of local brews from the keg. We love working with one another and in an environment that stretches our talents to the limits. Because while it’s absolutely all about the end product, it’s also about the journey.

JUMP-START YOUR CAREER

Millions of people use Jive every day to get work done in a revolutionary way—collaborating faster in greater numbers and engaging more profoundly with colleagues, customers, and partners across the globe. There is no better place to make a huge impact as you embark on your career.

Jive is looking for students or recent grads at or near the top of the class who are passionate about social technology and want to make a positive impact on the way people get work done. We have opportunities in Portland, San Francisco and Palo Alto for:

  • Full-time Software Engineers: 
    Our Core, Mobile, Quality, Hosting, Support, and Professional Services teams are interested in new/recent university graduates who have experience in C++, Java and/or other programming languages.
  • Summer Interns:
    Jive offers a world class summer Intern Program for top Software Engineering and Business Students. Students work on real projects that make a huge impact.


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    One of the best companies I've ever been with

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    I have been working at Jive Software

    Pros

    Great company culture. Jivers are driven, smart, and passionate about the company, the products, and the impact they have on the world. I worked at a company like this earlier in my career and never thought I'd find another; it is truly a rare thing. I work from home, so I have a lot of flexibility while still feeling engaged with the people and information I need to get things done thanks to the Jive platform. The benefits are very good and management is proactive and engaging without micro-managing. Communication of news, product information and general company direction is frequent and there is tremendous transparency throughout the company.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but there is constant change, but this is inevitable and necessary to keep the company moving forward, so not a big negative for me.

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    Keep up the great transparency and communication. Keep asking why and keep listening to the answers.

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Jive Software Interviews

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Jive Software in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I received my first call in a pretty timely fashion, we had a great discussion on the job responsibilities and expectations. Went over the basic information, skills, experience, expectations. A few days later I received an email asking for a second phone interview. I accepted and we had it a few days later.
    This was with one of the members of management over the department that I applied for. He went into more detail to what it was and how it worked. By this time I had already done additional research on the company and had experimented with their software a bit and I asked him to get into more detail based off of things that I had seen.

    The manager asked me the same set of questions that the first person did. He said that it was a pleasure to talk to me.

    1-2 weeks later I get an email asking for me to come into their office for a third interview. Looking at the interview setup through JobVite This interview consisted of 10 people and was almost 5 hours in Length.

    I arrived on site 10 minutes early, it was commented that I was early. most people aren't. I was criticized for being overdressed for the interview. I came in a Business attire shirt and tie, and was told that it was too much. I was always told you need to put your best foot forward, regardless.

    It was split into groups. The first was a group of 2, We had a lovely discussion, and they again asked me the same questions that the first two interviews asked. Then it was The manager that I already spoke with on the phone, he again repeated the exact same questions he asked me on the phone. The following interview was the other manager from the department by himself. Everyone else that followed was split into groups of two. It was 6 separate interviews in almost 5 hours.

    On interview Number 5, one person got a little confrontational. I was asked for an opinion between two different commands in Linux that do exactly the same thing, I gave them my preference. They went into defensive mode as if I had just attacked them. When they said I was wrong, I asked why, all I got for a response was "It just is." I again asked why, and I again got "It just is". I told them to give me a use case to why it's a superior command to use and I'll change how I do things. They said nothing at that point. The other person in the room just sat there with a somewhat surprised look on their face. Wither this was planned to see how I would handle confrontation, or if it was just this persons personality I have no idea. but it put a sour taste in my mouth for the company.

    Everyone, every group, every person asked me the exact same 12 questions, The follow up questions had very very few differences. So over the course of the entire experience, it totaled almost 9 hours in interviews, and I got asked the same dozen question no less than 8 times. There appears to be almost no intercommunication at all.

    I asked why they have it slotted for this many hours and the response I got was "This just works better for the interviewees. " My personal experience was the reverse could not have been more true. It was an exhausting and frustrating experience. I understand that they don't want their time wasted but they don't seem to value the time of the people they are interviewing either.

    I was criticized for being overdressed for the position. I came in a shirt and tie, and was told that it was too much.

    The people who I talked to seemed to enjoy their job. (Short of the one person) But this process was unnecessarily lengthy. The people who do interviews need to share information as to not make people repeat answers to the same 12 questions multiple times.

    When I asked how long it would be before I could expect a response. I was told that they are moving quickly. so probably 2-3 weeks from that day. It had already been 3 weeks, I don't know if they are mis-informed, or didn't realize what phase of interviews they were doing, because 6 weeks. is not a "Quick process" .

    I would have taken the offer if I had received one. But honestly, I'm kind of relieved that I wasn't offered. Their inefficiency and bureaucratic methods are going to hurt them greatly if they don't change the way they handle people.

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Jive Software Awards & Accolades

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Bay Area Top Workplaces 2014, Bay Area News Group, 2014
Enterprise Product of the Year (Software) - Bronze, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Oregon Business, 2014
Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Oregon Business, 2013
Oregon's Most Admired Companies, Portland Business Journal, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.jivesoftware.com
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (JIVE)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Jive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for businesses. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information on jivesoftware.com.

Mission: To empower people and organizations to work better together.

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