TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager

    I worked at TIBCO Software

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    No Company Vision!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston Acres, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston Acres, KY

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

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

    Pros

    TIBCO has some cool technologies and some nice product.

    Cons

    Mgmt went on a spending spree a few years ago and purchased a hodge-podge of companies without a clear plan. There doesn't seem to be a company-wide vision. When I worked there at least 5 separate groups were working on a "cloud solution" without any coordination between them. Instead of leveraging common tools/knowledge they each struggled individually (as though in competition) and none succeeded.

    Advice to Management

    Drop that stupid "have fun!" tag line and just focus on running the company. You have so many smart people - start using them to develop products people actually WANT and not just the new "hot thing" just for the sake of sounding cool! And never, ever again make a video of senior company officials SINGING. I still relive that horror occasionally :-).

  3. Great experience at Tibco, would definitely recommend

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome people to work with, neat infrastructure. The hours are mostly flexible depending upon your project. Overall a good company for freshers

    Cons

    Mnagement can be better, slow growth, promotions are rare, less variety in projects. No other cons I can think of.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Great company until the takeover by a venture capital firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Software Architect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 stars for personal growth
    4 stars for benefits
    3 stars for leadership
    3 stars for office culture

    Very technology focused and customer focused

    Cons

    2 stars for work life balance
    2 stars for training
    2 stars for salary

  7. Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There you can learn a lot. You can meet many talented specialists.

    Cons

    Recently there are some changes happening in the company's strategy, which make people feel not as safe as before.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Global Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Global Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    good money - good travel not too stressful

    Cons

    lay offs like crazy right now

    Advice to Management

    less profit taking

  9. Helpful (3)

    Going Nowhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Some good solid products
    Flexible Vacation Policy

    Cons

    Company seems to be headed nowhere
    Compensation is below average
    Management is aloof
    Immigration policy is bad

    Advice to Management

    - Have a 360 degree review system
    - Have some sessions with the employees to explain vision and keep them motivated

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but with buyout not sure what the future holds

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible hours

    Cons

    good perks are all gone.

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Helpful (6)

    Marketing - Disfunctional at the highest level

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

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of great non-exec employees, middle managers. Benefits are great. On site cafe has great food at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, whatever you want to call it..is rampant. It's not about the quality of your work or skills, it's who you know to get ahead. Senior marketing execs are clueless. Constant focus shifting, half-baked campaigns, and people with little skill steering the ship, from the CMO on down. No bonus structure to speak of. Merit increases are a glorified popularity contest, or you get offered one when you quit. Career planning amounts to waiting for someone to leave, and maybe you'll get that job.

    Advice to Management

    I'm pointing the finger at the CEO. Either the mess isn't seen, or being ignored. Either way, the blame is on his feet. Do something before all the good people have left.

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