TIBCO Software

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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
435 Reviews
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TIBCO Software CEO Murray Rode
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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 work culture and flexible team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    You can work in your area of interest.
    Good integration products

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities outside due to proprietary products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed amazing 4 years at my first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    - Great exposure to customers
    - Development using new technologies
    - Great mentors
    - Amazing first job

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - Less compensation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging, interesting, fun.

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    Current Employee - Principal Architect
    Current Employee - Principal Architect

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to various technologies. Interesting products and work. Intelligent, thoughtful, considerate coworkers.

    Cons

    No unified vision. Lots of segmentation in company. Excessive separation of profit centers. Lots of empire building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on getting all products on a common page and the entire company headed in the same direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in India, PA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in India, PA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Tibco software is a good place to work who want to do some creative, challenging and different type of work.
    Tibco software provides you enough opportunities to grow by help of trainings and workshops.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low side in Product group.
    Onsite is also less and short term for the product group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tibco management should balance the 2 groups Product and services in terms of employees benefits and growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    With the Vista Partner buyout, company is becoming unstable, and is going through reorgs.

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    TIBCO is surviving all these onslaught of new technologies (Cloud Computing, Social Networking, BI, etc) w/ the new and upcoming companies such as Tableau, Splunk, etc, but it needs to reinvent itself to stay in the competition.

    Cons

    Unstable w/ the buyout. Morale is low. No bonus. People are leaving voluntarily/involuntarily. I hope that Vista Partner can figure it out soon to stabilize the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please do your job with swift and soon. I worked for TIBCO for a long time and feel that it should survive/thrive w/ the right management.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be great to work for, now not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1. Talented individuals
    2. Great products
    3. Supportive managers
    4. Work life balance is ok, depending on the team you are on.

    Cons

    1. Compensation is not comparable to market
    2. Uncertain growth path due to recent changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid Technology, Terrible Execution

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Spotfire and the Analytics division are very solid and great technologies.

    Cons

    All the great people are leaving or have left. Mgmt has no clue and the people put in place will have a tough time righting this sinking ship. It was terrible when the Senior Mgmt from Palo Alto were running this place into the ground and showing how to NOT work together and continue the infighting that defined this company. The best thing that happened to them was Vista...the worse thing was Vista not being smart enough to get rid of the same Mgmt responsible for the mess that is Tibco. All the good people were smart enough to leave already and anyone who joins now must be crazy or can't get a job anywhere else. The smartest thing they could do now is sell off the old technology to someone else and focus on Analytics which is their only hope!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vista needs to put some boots on the ground to see what is really goes on and make some swift changes...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was interesting at first...

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be exposed to lots of technologies. Good place to get your feet wet. 401K with matching. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    There is no guide or training to get started with TIBCO Software. Sink or swim. There used to be a lot of good people there. Most are gone. Recently aquired by Vista Equity, the board left 100M on the table in a spreadsheet error. Thanks guys! Management will tell you in no uncertain terms that the days of raises are over and that you can make more money working for other customers. Guess what, they are right! They will tell you to stay to be with the best techology. That used to be true. However, that is no longer the case. Other companies have caught up. Aquisitions are never fully integrated into the full technology stack. There is never enough engineering to get things done to stay competitive and products wither. The most unprofessional head of sales I have ever encountered, has the mouth of a gutter rat. Company "pep talks" are demeaning and demoralizing. Expect to sell in a culture of fear. If you decide to join TIBCO as a SC, make sure you get placed with a successful account executive and interview the AE before you come on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your people on the streets better. Beef up engineering. Get rid of the clown who swears like a gutter rat. You know who I'm talking about. Stop rolling out products that aren't fully functional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company seems to have last it's way the last couple of years

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, Smart and hardworking people. The field team works well together. Interesting and cutting edge technology to work on. A lot of pressure but a lot of fun

    Cons

    Over the last couple of years Company seems to have last it's way.
    A lot of mismanagement by the executives put the company in a place where they had to sell out to venture capital firm Vista.

    The layoffs and cost cutting have begun; morale is bad and getting worse.
    I not sure what the future holds for us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to late they are gone
    current management just the slave of the Equity Fund.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Privately held: TIBCO can be a challenging place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    TIBCO's standard middleware products are solid and customer satisfaction is high, especially on support. Compensation for sales is competitive for the industry. Cooperation between sales and technical support and engineering is high.

    Cons

    Very high turnover in all areas of the organization - especially sales. Most of the executives and senior management have left following the recent privatization from VISTA Equity Partners. From a sales perspective, very short runway to ramp-up and most of the new hires are required to spin their rolodex for new business. TIBCO still has yet to offer credible cloud (SaaS, iPaas & Paas), or a mobile solution, and will need to completely reinvent invent itself if they are to survive against new market entrants. Spotfire analytics not competitive against Tableau, Qlick or Microstrategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company with the history that TIBCO has, they will need to stop operating as a start-up with knee-jerk reactions to decision making on every situation that occurs, and start to operate as a modern organization with effective policies and procedures. Need a solid execution and go-to market strategy for all product lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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