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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
395 Reviews
3.7
395 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 26 reviews)

  • Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is "taken care of" which is clear from company reports and company "filings" (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and overall work culture

    Cons

    nothing particular that I can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart and committed people, good management

    Cons

    not sure what the Vista buyout will mean

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Work from home flexibility when needed
    -Casual office
    -Overall okay coworkers

    Cons

    -Disorganization
    -Lack of training for new hires regarding any sort of company policies regarding expenses, po's, approval processes contractors etc (there is a company employee site that has some docs but most are outdated and not detailed)
    -Lack of benefits for MA employees, no gym for example, even though there was a gym in the location's building- Not even a discount was allowed to us- The Palo Alto location however receives that benefit.
    -Extremely unprofessional looking office space- Including-things like thrifted office furniture, a kitchen out in the open from the year 1972 and all outdated scanners, printers etc Very low end for a large organization. No amount of cleaning or organization could make it appear acceptable for customer meetings our outsiders to visit
    -Facilities management never in the office, they have the person split between two locations
    -Very poor communication skills between headquarters and other offices- it's unacceptable when all the offices rely on responses or follow ups/ approvals from the main office- I and countless others had to save emails and documents going back years because of their lack of professionalism to prove they were sent with documents that were needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication
    Clearly worded expectations when assigning tasks that are outside the daily expectations
    Follow up with employees on yearly review cycles- it is required by each one of us to file the paper work/ it should be required of you to read and review in order to ensure the employee better understands how they can improve.
    Update your outdated expense systems and approval processes/ make people accountable for their time management in regards to both.
    Finances- the office I worked at frequently did not have their bills paid on time- internet and phone services were cut off more than once which is completely unacceptable for such a large organization.
    Spend less money on hundred dollar lunches and tens of thousands of dollars on "kick offs" and more on a nicer facility, updated equipment from this century and a employee training day, on their first day which includes all the basics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not have any clue what they are doing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Big offices. Big cafeteria. Nice gym.

    Cons

    Poor management and execution. Management does not have any clue what they are doing. Too much office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nepotism at its worst...Crap leadership...Overly complex...Workforce appears to have succumbed to Stockholm Syndrom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting collection of technologies - in danger of becoming obsolete

    Cons

    Leadership is a term that doesn't apply here. It's all about senior managers looking out for themselves and their drinking buddies

    Terrible internal systems and processes...

    Success depends more on who you know rather than what you do...

    Comp plans are notoriously late in being approved. My 2014 plan came in the end of October ... the FY ends 30 November

    The company has no cloud strategy or product base

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid Poorly Managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a small handful of staff that will act as real colleagues and collaborate.

    Cons

    Terrible management, that churns and burns staff. It is an employee unfriendly company and management is encourage to blame staff for short comings. Way too many mediocre people in management for too long and they are encouraged to abuse and fire staff. In essence, A CEO who thinks he is a basketball expert (he is not) with chaotic, incoherent product strategies and chaotic inconsistent acquisition logic. A poor reactive company. Avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A they wouldn't listen let alone understand. Historically, this has always been a troubled company with massive discontent among the divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    TIBCO Software

    Former Employee - QA Engineer
    Former Employee - QA Engineer

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake.

    Cons

    The culture is somewhat boring, and there is a strict hierarchy because some people have been at the company for years.

  9.  

    Overall a decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Company is supportive for those who want to work on international assignments or movement within other departments within the organization.
    Good 401k match, commuter check subsidy of $100 per month. Multiple offices across the globe so work is handed over to different regions, very good model for 24x7 kind of work.

    Cons

    Bonus varies as per company performance. No official work from home policy. Can do better with employee training and career/professional development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not to be taken seriously anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    there are none left offer here.

    Cons

    since the announcement of the acquisition, we are stuck doing busy-work with no product enhancement/development in sight. no road-map. No forward-looking strategy. We will most likely be sold off bit by bit. The high-paid management knows their days are also numbered and just don't care at this point. I'd say entertain a high-paid contract position here if offered, but don't invest your career here or you will meet a brick wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have ruined this company. You took your eye off the products and the customer-satisfaction levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management Clueless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Amazingly talented people working at lower and mid-level. A few good people in the upper-level positions. Great on-site cafeteria and fitness center. Good, kind people to work with. Interesting product ideas, even if not always implemented well.

    Cons

    Pay is usually quite a bit under market value, bonuses are slim. True appreciation for work that is above-and-beyond the call of duty is rarely truly recognized. CEO is more interested in his sports team than his company. Upper management are an old-boy network. Occasionally they will replace people in upper-management positions, but always people who think exactly the same way and tow the same line. Upper-management thinking is always short-term, with no true long-term thinking. Executives completely out of touch with the people on the front lines and in the ditches. Constant worry about the next quarter's goals, while sacrificing the long-term quality of the product. They once had high-quality, robust products. Now they mostly push out products that are not ready for production in the name of "revenue recognition", often spelling the death of products with a lot of potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it. The people that build your products really do know what is most wrong with the company, but you aren't ready to listen. Sometimes you have to take a hit with bad numbers one quarter to get the right product out there. In the end, a solid quality product will make MUCH more money than the severely-discounted, not-yet-ready product you push off onto your customers. And remember that every customer you burn with this scheme is a customer that will not come back to TIBCO for other products. Let us build the products that they should be. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Get some people with a new way of thinking into some executive positions. It's what's most sorely needed in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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