TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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TIBCO Software CEO Murray Rode
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Pros
  • You will get good compensation along with good work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • good benefits and overall work culture (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is a bit unmanageable (in 13 reviews)

  • Those who work for TIBCO are done chasing big money unless they are very senior management (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company, but a little underpaying in some departments

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible in marketing, as long as you get your work done, most people don't bat an eye at when you come in. Most of the people are friendly and supportive. Most of the time your decisions do not get second-guessed, which I appreciate because lack of respect was prevalent across my previous company. HR does fun TGIFs every few months with music, food, and drinks. Every year there is a fun company party, as well as a fun company picnic to show appreciation to employees.

    Cons

    There is still a very reactionary culture here, where things are well-planned, but things seem to be starting to turn around. Some people are paid well, while others are paid very poorly. Promises of raises and promotions aren't always kept, which has been causing a mass exodus in Marketing. There are a lot of contractors who have been waiting to become full-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your current employees better so you won't have to be looking for their replacement in a couple of months.


  2. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    TIBCO has some great Products

    Cons

    TIBCO is very Flat organization


  3. Helpful (4)

    Great engineers and mostly horrible managers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers, pretty much as good as any in the Valley. Very nice office and subsidized meals. Never-ending supply of engineering and product challenges...as the new kids on the block are chipping away some of Tibco's bread-and-butter offerings (such as, complex event processing systems)

    Cons

    Some of the management needs a lot of rework. Some departments are still in the backwaters of yesterday with silly politicking and power struggles--totally un-Silicon Valley-like. Some divisions cannot tell the difference between what engineering is supposed to do and what product management is supposed to do. So you end up with this muddled product that cannot be sold as it has not been thoroughly vetted with potential or existing customers. I have even seen departments struggling mightily to define an ROI once implementation had been in progress; or come up with the stupidest possible ROI (e.g. a list of features). I hope the current management will do some clean up and get new blood in the mix; streamline some divisions; and generally get the most out of these very smart engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and get smarter about listening to all engineers and product managers. Need to make sure that there is definite autonomy of product management. And hire PMs that can define ROI clearly.


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  5. Annoymous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology and potentially game changing. Work remotely.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement, poor marketing, weak management


  6. Senior Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, Great product, and great working environment

    Cons

    Small company, limited resources, and limited brand awareness


  7. Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like good culture , not much work pressure

    Cons

    Need good planning and strategy for the current project

    Advice to Management

    Better strategy


  8. Helpful (8)

    Senior Solutions Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TIBCO has been my home for many years, one of the most attractive things are the team, the robustness of the Integration software and the vision of an Event-Enabled architecture. The support, consulting and pre-sales organization are committed to the success of the customers and go above and beyond their job responsibilities to help when needed.

    Cons

    The management team is weak and unexperienced, the company runs literally on Excel and Google Sheets. TIBCO barely uses its own software, the CRM (Salesforce) is not integrated with the ERP (Oracle) or TIBCO's own analytics solutions (Spotfire). Through the last four or five years, the company went from being an innovative leader, proponent and contributor of many industry standards to be a follower and be trying to catch up in almost all markets. Some products are delivered in the cloud as a Service (Analytics) but all the others a way behind. TIBCO is loosing key personnel in engineering, consulting and pre-sales and that is having an impact of the "Hero" mentality of the company that keeps customers satisfied. Almost every week one of this "Heroes" leaves the company and that has a huge impact on the morale of the rest of the team. Most of the revenue of TIBCO comes from the existing customer base, very few new logos and most of them through the Integration Market. Dispare and disconnected solutions that run on all sorts of engines with no real central administration and monitoring tool.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees, organize meetings where Vista Equity Partners can listen directly from the employees and customers their concerns rather than blocking the communication and hide it behind the sales numbers that are still good thanks to big loyal customers. Review the management, you can't run a company based on the latest book that a VP bought at some airport while traveling ("Checklist Manifesto", "Business Model Canvas", "Team of Teams"), facilitate the communication and collaboration between engineering, consulting, marketing and pre-sales and stop the internal "Game of Thrones" between the leaders of those groups. It hurts to see things the way they are right now.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Senior software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is lot of good architects and engineers, I learn lot of knowledge from them. And TIBCO have good culture, people once love to work here.

    Cons

    The Privatization destroy the engineer and technical team, people don't like the way they be treated, TIBCO lost many good engineers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Products, market not so much

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart technologist. Working on the hardest problems in Industry stalwart companies. When implemented in a large company TIBCO can truly transform their business and not many software companies can compare. I've had more CxO discussions in this company than my entire career which is an indication of the mission critical nature of our solutions.

    Cons

    Marketing leads are non existent. Product is not in hyper growth mode, so it takes incredible focus and activity to build a territory. Qtly pressure is not unlike any other s/w company but it is intense.

    Advice to Management

    Stay ahead of the market by listening to your clients more and not creating products as pet projects.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible environment, Sincere effort to get better

    Cons

    Pure account management focus. Have no strategy for new account acquisition. PE ownership pays lip service to growth, but all signs point to managing cash flow as primary driver. Marketing dept. is incompetent. Entire focus is on lead gen, and have failed to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    The world has changed. Develop real differentiation from competition. Develop realistic pricing strategy to win new clients.



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