TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A very rewarding place for enterprise software professionals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products Great customer base great culture Very focused on the customer Very relevant technology

    Cons

    Slow growth rate Uncertainty after the acquisition - much of which is noise Slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Keep " world dominance" on the agenda


  2. Helpful (1)

    Solution Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable products with excellent track records

    Cons

    not great leadership and lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to customers' needs and the field personnel


  3. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect/Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architect/Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    They have a great product line. In the US, they have quite interesting field work and the managers are nice. Flexible leave schedule. Nice commission structure for those in field.

    Cons

    The company used to have a great work culture which exists no more. The last few years have been rather difficult. Esp those coming from India to the US but still controlled by Indian managers - They never get increments, are sent here at a lower pay than US citizens. Some are even working here on L1 visa for as long as 6 months without being on US payroll. After being sent from India to the US, if one wants to go back before 2 years, they are asked to return the relocation expenses. Not sure if all this is even legal. Definitely not worth working here any more.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees first, then customers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to get feet wet into the industry. Uncertainty after acquisition.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows employees room for growth and to move around between departments without prior experience. Nice people. Some good benefits. Free donuts on Fridays.

    Cons

    Long hours after the acquisition as company consolidates and ones not part of layoff absorb the work of those that left. Not clear of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Over communication is better than no/low communication.


  6. Architect

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, insurance is good

    Cons

    Most of product are enterprise software and it not cloud ready.


  7. A great place to learn and grow

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    TIBCO is a company that solves really hard problems for the world's most important businesses. It's a great place to work to with really smart people and make a difference on relevant, real-world problems. Engineering and Sales have always been dominant forces at TIBCO, but Marketing is the newcomer who's beginning to make a big impact. TIBCO is also led by a CEO who knows how to operate the company well, which is a big plus!

    Cons

    Some processes take too long Collaborating across all the sites can sometimes be difficult The parking lot is too full-- too many parking places taken up by people who are just here to enjoy the awesome cafe

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people Review and eliminate any unnecessary processes Help the sites collaborate across geographies better


  8. Great company with top tiers clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top clients with amazing complex problems to solve which the company and people are passionate about. Lot of flexibility and this is pushing you to be creative and an excellent tasks manager.

    Cons

    Not really a cons but you need to be agile with long hours and multiple timezone to work with


  9. Helpful (15)

    Incompetent management, emergency driven execution based on the latest whim, and good benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Career opportunities may come as the private equity firm gets their bearing and starts moving the performers around and the road blocks and distractions out. At this point, work life balance for most has to be considered great since most people get in after 10am and leave before 4pm.

    Cons

    -- Execution is based on fear, not individual empowerment or shared interest in advancing the organization. -- Processes and procedures are only discovered through failed attempts to get things done and getting turned back to follow the process (mostly defined based on legal's fear of a lawsuit and wanting to block any progress) that is not documented or communicated. -- Emergencies are created as a way to get things done. -- No trust, respect, or ownership for the contributors or managers in the trenches - Everything must be prescribed and approved at the highest level. -- Lack of visibility into the future of compensation now that the equity benefits are gone and management has sat on their hands for 4 months coming up with the replacement bonus/MBO plan (they can't figure out what the objective should be). -- The marketing team seems to talk the talk and spends lots of time coming up with explanation on how they are going to generate more interest, but they are proven to be a worthless cost center that is a lap dog to sales. -- The sales team is held on a pedestal and treated to exotic trips for meetings even when underperforming. -- The product development team is under appreciated and is led without direction and focus to develop products that have little to no meaning in the marketplace or to the potential customers for them. -- The customer focused teams of support and training are silo'd from each other and by product and have no shared vision for how they can present a unified front to better support customers through one place irrespective of the product, leading to frustrated customers and under utilized products. -- Little to no communication, just lots of rumors and hearsay. The future is uncertain with the equity firm ownership-either the executives don't know what's going to happen either or they won't say. Tibco is currently focused on trying to correct itself and is not focused on its employees or customers. It is far along in the stages of the Weitzel and Jonsson Model of Organizational Decline.

    Advice to Management

    -- Focus on Employees and Customers at the lowest, individual level -- Get out of the way! Empower individuals and teams to make decisions and execute by laying out high level goals and allowing the organization to show it's strength through individuals. Don't be a distraction from the important things that your teams are trying to achieve - ask yourself if what you are asking for would be appropriate if someone else was asking for it and if it really is going to have the impact to justify hijacking other priorities. -- Reward action, even if mistakes are made in exchange for inaction. Eliminate the processes that do not grease the skids of activity, but instead stand in the way. (i.e. Legal, purchasing, IT, etc. should enable the company to act responsibly through education and general guidance instead of focusing on putting up hurdles that eliminate the ability for progress) -- Be honest and up front with the employees...allow them to gain confidence in the future based on extreme visibility, removing their need to worry about surprises. (From the individual contributor perspective, the first impact of getting acquired is the implementation of the CCAT (test) of all employees...what else is happening or is testing, firing and hiring the only strategy?) -- Update your resumes - most of you will be out on the street when Vista has been around long enough to see what is going on. Most big companies with lack of growth are made up of B-rated executives (A-rated people are too smart to stick around and C-rated people aren't good enough and don't have the experience and know how to make it to the executive ranks) - The way that Tibco selected its executives has allowed C-rated people through and it is suffering the consequences now.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Architect
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, challenging projects, good compensation

    Cons

    Poor management but this may change as company acquired by Vista Equity Partners


  11. Helpful (2)

    Exciting times, smart people and bright company future.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is transforming - it's like being at Apple when Steve Jobs came back. Exiting to see upfront how this transformation is happening. Deep focus on strong, industry leading products that are a driving force in the re-architecture of today's businesses (internet of things, digital enterprise, big data, streaming data). Vista transition has actually been helpful. It's allowed the company to focus on what is most important. Leadership has a clear vision and is not distracted. Stronger alignment between major organization pillars of Sales, Product and Marketing - and seeing people work together as a team. Have seen a significant change in last 3-months of co-workers excited for what TIBCO is going to become. Those that are here want to be here and are committed, which wasn't the case when I started. The company is being redefined from the inside out and things that were status quo are being challenged to make this company awesome. Best part is you know that everyone you're working with wants to do the same thing. The new CEO is very rational and reasonable - understand the business inside and out - as you would expect being the former COO. But, its great to have someone so in-tune with the business, know where it needs to go and have the calmness to clearly articulate that direction to others. I've seen too many other CEOs who didn't know where they were driving the ship and then got mad when they got lost. So refreshing not to be in that situation here! Company has one of the best benefits package I've seen in a long time! And of course the best cafeteria ever!

    Cons

    There are some processes here that are cumbersome and lengthy. You might gain weight because the cafeteria is a foodie's dream!

    Advice to Management

    Don't need to build everything from scratch. Keep investing in development in new products that help businesses change the world.



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