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A lot of opportunity squandered by poor management.

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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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    TIBCO: Don't go there.

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grea company heading downhill, fast. Needs to go back to its roots to succeed again.

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    Former Employee - Junior Programmer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Programmer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Great company that is way past its prime. Needs to do things that made it great.

    Cons

    Senior management has nice cushy jobs and dont want to change anything. Why change anything, when your compensation is secure. The distance between the CEO and the customers who pay the bills is increasing day by day. Customer's success is no longer priority #1. Selling has become #1 priority. Customer success should #1. For people who strive for customer success, it is very frustrating. TIBCO has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vivek is a very smart man. He should bite the bullet and recycle senior management. They are keeping him away from customer success.

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