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TIBCO - Good People and Products

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at TIBCO Software

Pros

For the majority of products - Great Technology and Products that do work, Smart and Dedicated Employees, Big Name customer list.

Cons

Lack of focused Marketing support. Lack of incentive programs for front line employees. Communication amongst the teams could be improved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Would like to see company invest in customer success and market awareness programs. Pay more attention to motivating and retaining top talent.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Weak management team limits potential

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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

    Pros

    Great place to hang out and do the minimum necessary in just about any group. Almost impossible to get fired, except marketing occasionally chases people out. If you're in Engineering, you can find some good stuff to do that will give you a good product on your resume.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management direction, beginning with a CEO who lacks any experience outside the organization. Product Management and Marketing leadership is weak and has little influence on the Engineering organization. Overall senior management is comparatively weak vs. peers in the industry. Marketing budget is limited and spent unwisely. Product Management lacks leadership. HR is treated as a legal compliance group, with zero investment in developing internal resources. Compensation is a favoritism system and nobody knows how it works. Company focused on avoiding mistakes, instead of focused on successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vivek - sell the company and retire. Acknowledge that you've done well for yourself, and then get out of the way. Or else, decide you need to get rid of the senior management team and hire people who will challenge you.

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

    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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