TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    6 billion dollars going down the drain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its brand name is still good for some prospects as the result of the past leadership.

    Cons

    I will try to summarize:
    leadership is clueless and is killing the company.
    marketing is no existent.
    good employees are flying out to any opportunity that knocks the door.
    culture of pleasing your boss saying good things everywhere.
    no direction or strategy.
    basic things like: support, education, channel and alliance are poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Its time for you to retire and use and abuse of the nice money from the stock option.. let someone that knows what to do to take over...

    Vista people you invested 6 billion dollars in this titanic and you are letting it be driven by a bunch of heckless managers, it is time to put your hands on the wheel.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a great place to be now

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software

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

    Pros

    The on-site café is good

    Cons

    Morale is really low after a big layoff, people are leaving the company on their own

  3. Helpful (6)

    Bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They used to have good technology, but no more

    Cons

    Terrible management, no marketing, no clue on what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Replace all of them, get marketing

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  5. Helpful (7)

    The Great Product that Could Have Been, Horrible Marketing, and Clueless Leadership!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the Pro's have gone away over the past couple of years. I hit the eject button because there weren't many pros left to speak of. I guess I could say that once upon a time it was a great place to work, but that place doesn't exist anymore.

    Cons

    Now that Vista has taken over, the cons are too numerous to list, but I will give it a try. Spotfire has failed to meet it's numbers for the past two years. All of Spotfire's problems can be boiled down to two basic issues; namely, Marketing and Management. Spotfire has one of the worst marketing organizations I have ever seen. These people simple don't know how to do their job. Totally ineffective, in the extreme. However, the number one issue at Spotfire is the management. Spotfire is a product that could have been the top dog, world class product on the market. They could have been the product that took the market by storm. However, Spotfire management has taken what could have been the Rock Star product of the world and totally destroyed it. Spotfire has no chance at all to become a relevant product in the market at this point. Just take a look at what happened to "Tibco" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant between 2014 and 2015. So, you have decided to jump on the "Good Ship Spotfire" anyway, well you might not get to stay there very long. Now that Vista has taken over they have just rolled out their "Super secret aptitude exam". If you don't score well on it, you will be managed out of a job over the next few quarters. Spotfire is the story of a company and a product that once had the potential to become something great, but ended up falling short in almost every possible way.

    Advice to Management

    I wish I could say something that would help at this point, but sadly I think it is beyond the point of no return. I don't think you can fix it at this point. If Spotfire 7 could cure cancer, it would still not be enough to undo all of the damage you have done to this company.

  6. Uncertainty with new owners, and direction of the Company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance. Core employee group very smart people. Excellent product set.

    Cons

    Spread thin trying to get into Cloud segment while maintaining core infrastructure server based software.

    Advice to Management

    Spin of tibbr and Spotfire, concentrate on core business.

  7. Helpful (9)

    No the best place to work and does not appear that it will change

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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)

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

    Pros

    none that I or some of my fellow employees are aware of. A great deal has changed since I started here and not much if any of it has been positive.

    Cons

    No effort is or has ever been offered to increase knowledge. No opportunity for advancement despite being convinced that that was a possibility. Long hours, limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to treat people more equally and not play favorites.

  8. Helpful (7)

    Augean Stables

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A still large (but dwindling) number of talented people. Great work-life balance, as everyone is pretty much sitting on their hands waiting for this corporate collapse to run its course. Plenty of time to work on one’s resume, as well as follow HR trolling on Glassdoor with their 5 star reviews making grand claims about Apple-like future for Tibco and touting the quality of the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Stone Age business practices that seem to continue unabated after the Vista acquisition. C-grade upper management pretty skilled in raiding the company accounts to write themselves “retention” bonuses, but not so much in actually running the business. No clear vision, with fancy slide decks stuffed with high-tech lingo going for strategy. Total lack of corporate execution transparency with the obvious goal of avoiding accountability. A foul culture of treating people as an expendable resource apparently thinking there will always be more where these came from (hint: there may not be). The list can continue, but it should already be obvious all the building blocks for a 21st century high-tech winner are in place here.

    Advice to Management

    Giving advice to current management is not worth wasting the screen pixels. Advice to Vista: take a closer look at what you’ve got here and roll up your sleeves quickly while there is still something salvageable left, you may not have a lot of time for the Herculean task of cleaning these stables. Advice to prospective employees: keep looking, there are way better career choices in the vicinity.

  9. Helpful (9)

    Hopeless Situation, Someone Save this Company!

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still some of the best products by far in integration, event processing and analytics.
    A few good men still remain, and they can bring this back

    Cons

    Horrible management.
    Foul mouth sales, useless marketing, engineering has no direction as executives brown nosing in front of Vista . Vista given so much bull, they believe these nincompoops.
    One so-called executive walked away with $20 million for working a grand total of 90 days
    There ought to be some checks and these looters need to go to the slammer for the day light robbery

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself.
    Throw away glitzy presentations that do not mean anything, have real content and direction
    Focus on your goddamn jobs!
    Surely there is something more satisfying and morally right thing than fighting for the next $500K retention bonus
    Sympathies with Vista, you are encountering a a bunch of thieving execs

  10. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

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

    Pros

    Latest Technologies
    Good Environment to work

    Cons

    Not clear about converting to full time as managers dont have clear information.

  11. Good work culture and flexible team

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities outside due to proprietary products.

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