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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
407 Reviews
3.7
407 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company until the takeover by a venture capital firm

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Great people to work with; interesting/cutting edge project and technology; remarkably free of the normal organizational politics

    Cons

    In our division, having IT issues dictated by the parent organization was less than ideal. Much of the test and lab environment is too diverse without adequate documentation or organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck paying off the loans incurred in the takeover. Try to make production schedules be more reflective of reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    TIBCO was and is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, cutting edge technology and a good group of people who work very hard and trying to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty right now, but the company is going to emerge as a much stronger, focused organization in 6 months time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what the customer wants and what the company does well. Narrow product stack and regain profit margins.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid high-tech company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Work with smart, technical people.

    Cons

    Culture is a bit impersonal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More out-of-the-box thinking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Associate consultant

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Being Large company, you get many perks and facilities.

    Cons

    Management needs more direction mostly after recent acquisition . Hiring and firing without thinking about employee and all hardwork they did for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    things are changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    lower level employees are nice

    Cons

    company atmosphere is very negative now since being bought out by vista and people are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating a better working environment and listen to lower level employees the way the former CEO used to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    spinning around the drain

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    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    not sure there are any. TIBCO lost the ability to innovate years back and the stock started to talk. was acquired by a private firm who laid off a tom of people. focus is on getting as much cash as possible out without investing in people or products.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, poor compensation, low communication, constant threat of layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, take the money and run.

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

    Depressing. Great Technology, but NO IDEA what they are doing...SAD.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive Spotfire in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive Spotfire in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Salary is decent. Qualified colleagues are true. Technology is amazing. Spotfire is truly amazing.

    Cons

    Marketing is null. Marketing has no money. No attention towards West Coast reps. No Partner challenge. Full of hot air with no results. High management is a complete joke. Its embarrassing how they use one of the best running backs of all time as a puppet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To mid management, leave and run as fast as you can. Upper-Tier Management are so out of touch it is so incredibly sad. TIBCO since, 1985? Really?!?! And I haven't seen one commercial, and branding is -10 out of 1 through 10. And stop "using" a former 49er as your client puppet. You might want to get somebody more relevant because using him is just old, obvious, embarrassing, and just plain weird.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, Innovative, Volatile, Multi-directional, Unpredictable, Highly Technical, Low Business Acumen

    Former Employee - Sales Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Wrote your own ticket daily.

    Cons

    Limited to no support internally, Lots of strategy changes, Low integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know who you are, what you offer, and own it. nothing less, nothing more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (more than a 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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