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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
356 Reviews

3.9
356 Reviews
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
Vivek Y. Ranadivé
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 19 reviews)

  • Even though TIBCO is such a large company, the work environment is a lot like a start-up (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior Management is "taken care of" which is clear from company reports and company "filings" (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Innovative and entrepreneurial

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great company spirit, incredible promise for the future. This is a company who's best days are ahead of it. It's led by a brilliant founder and CEO and that is pervasive throughout the organization.

    Cons

    There has been a heavy focus on engineering and sales historically, and marketing has not been heavily invested in until now. This has made it so that the brand of the company is not as well known as some others in the valley, despite the fact that the people and company is far better than most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive the entrepreneurial excellence that has made this company so great for so many years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I've been working here a month, and intend to work here for the foreseeable future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great salary, I felt it was a more than fair evaluation of my abilities. Nice people, nice CEOs to work with. The benefits are outstanding, everything I wanted and more is included in my standard benefits package. GREAT coffee/espresso machines (I'm a huge coffee person). My manager is considerate of my time, I choose my own hours and am not required to work overtime or weekends. The company is growing, and what with the varied industries it serves, the future of the company is very solid.

    Cons

    None yet! No company car?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    TIBCO is one of the most customer-driven and sales-oriented companies I've ever seen.

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

    Pros

    Very focused on results and there's not a lot of process overhead. Understanding who the movers and shakers are is critical to getting your job done. High quality of personal integrity in the people I work with.

    Cons

    There's pockets within the company where there's a lack of deep expertise and bench strength in executing at the level a $1 Billion company should be. The top 3-4 execs really run the company with a very tight leash. Not necessarily bad, but different than what I'm used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with sharing financial performance data for the product groups, so we can have a better sense of which products are pulling their weight and which areas additional investment or disinvestment makes sense (we all need to understand the business better).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    TIBCO -- great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    -- reasonable work expectations, focus on results -- not politics, culture which fosters working together -- helping others, nice employees, pleasant physical work environment, flexibility to work from home given personal needs

    Cons

    need to work during the day plus usually two evenings per week due to need to collaborate with off-site employees, little hands-on training provided on daily-used internal applications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunities for growth. Good pay and benefits. Smart people. Still a pretty big company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid company with vibrant personnel and technology. Smart people with global presence. Always looking to innovate and expand. Excellent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    This is a pretty big company so share price and revenue are king. Make no mistake that these drive everything down to your day-to-day activities. Constant pressure to make everything bigger. Wait, isn't that the right way to do things?! Not when sales are rushed and customer solutions are not fully baked. And personnel can be arbitrarily let go (even if they are doing good, profitable work) just to keep keep the numbers looking good to Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the intensity to innovate and keep the integrity you lead with. But if the expansion levels out and we start to look more like a value company than a growth company, then let the P/E ratio be what it's going to be and do your best to preserve the organization (the people) who got things to where they are. $300M in revenue per quarter with $40M of that in PROFIT ain't a bad day at the office, so why be glum that the Street isn't happy?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best thing about this company is to learn the latest technology. Keeping us ahead in the game..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very nice place to work, have developed long lasting friends, it's more about people here.

    Cons

    Timelines are short. Put in lot of effort. Short of resources when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have regular business sessions with employees. Show them where the $$ are coming from so that they put some effort. Need more business oriented roadmaps for products. An average employee should know where his salary is coming from, s/he has to be more aware of contributing towards the revenue...Management should Make them aware... show them the money so that they contribute :-).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoy working at TIBCO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong technology
    Good set of software
    Good opportunities to work on various stuff in a given position
    Very flexible in terms of working hours
    Nice people

    Cons

    Average salary
    Working late evening to interact with off-shore engineering teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    TIBCO is helping to make the world a better place and it is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Business Development Executive
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive

    Pros

    You have the chance to work with some of the smartest people around. The technology is unique and it provides extreme value to companies and other organizations.

    Cons

    The brand recognition of TIBCO is not very strong. There is also a certain level of noticeable bureaucracy, as with any mid- to large-size corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please place a larger focus on marketing -- branding specifically. For example, it would be great to see some TIBCO television commercials, billboards, and signs in airports to raise brand awareness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with entrepreneurial spirit and transparent/sharing culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

    Pros

    Sharing culture, competitive, team oriented, benefits.

    It's a large, publicly traded company that feels like a smaller almost start up in nature given people's willingness the share and assist helping each other and customers.

    Brilliant developers create amazing software that makes a difference in the world. And everyone is either making software or selling software to customers in need.

    Internal social network, tibbr, is great tool to find resources, share ideas, and get work done.

    Cons

    Big company logistics sometimes slows things down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I work with smart people who are motivated to succeed.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Visionary CEO, great co-workers, top tier clients and a strong value proposition.

    Cons

    There has been multiple management changes within the last year. New comp plan leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see a clearer path to career development and promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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