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Jive Software Overview

Campbell, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Public (JIVE)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leader in accelerating workplace digital transformation for organizations, enabling people to work better together. The company provides industry-leading Interactive Intranet and Customer Community solutions that connect people, information and ideas ... Read more

Mission: To empower people and organizations to work better together.

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Jive Software – Why Work For Us?


JOIN THE TEAM

Jive isn’t like most companies. We’re serious about changing the world. Making a difference. And having a lot of fun in the process. If you just want a job, Jive is not for you. But if you want your next career move to be a life-defining experience, then Jive will feel like home. We’re looking for people who are wicked smart, passionate, fun, innovative, collaborative, courageous, social results producers and rainmakers.

OUR SHARED MISSION

To empower people and organizations to work better together. 

OUR VALUES

Collaboration: We support and inspire each other to do the best work of our lives.

Innovation: We tirelessly explore new ideas. We refuse to accept the status quo. We are creating the future. 

Results: We help our customers and their communities achieve results that exceed their expectations.

Integrity: We are honest and transparent in all we do.

Fun: We are transforming an industry and having a great time doing it. 

MANIFESTO

We enable organizations to advance their mission by capturing the best of what every person has to offer. We enable people to do the best work of their lives with technology that adapts to their way - not the other way.

 

CULTURE: THE JIVE 5 

Jive Pride: We are passionate about our vision, our product, and changing the way people work. 

Customers First: Our best days are when we help our customers be successful and open up new possibilities for companies to work better together. 

Jivers Rock: We are gritty GNAKS (Good Natured A** Kickers) who take on big challenges and are relentless in our commitment to help each other be successful. 

Push the Boundaries: We are constantly curious, always striving to innovate and deliver exceptional outcomes. 

One Jive: Our values of community, teamwork and diversity are unwavering. 

 

Work Hard. Have Fun. Give Back.

We work hard. We're years ahead of the competition and we like keeping it that way. And we don't just make and sell our solutions, we use them. Every day. To collaborate, ideate, imagine, argue, rescue, solve and create.

We have fun. We don't take ourselves too seriously. And we like to celebrate. There's always a happy hour, Green Machine Race or holiday gathering to take our minds off work.

And we give back. No matter how busy we are, we make time to contribute through volunteering and fundraising. Some of the causes we support include Adopt a Family, Walk for the cure, food drives and more. We even give you paid time-off to volunteer for your favorite cause.

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THE GOOD LIFE

Below are some of the benefits we offer to all Jivers in the US, but it doesn’t stop there. We have employees around the world, and and we strive to offer competitive rewards programs and benefits everywhere. Performance-driven rewards may include cash, equity awards (we provide new hire grants to every new Jiver) or professional development. Our global JiveWell program spans all countries where we operate. We take the culture and social benefit programs of each country into consideration when developing our benefits offerings. 

BODY & MIND

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Jive covers 90% of the premium cost for employees. Our PPO medical plan allows you to receive covered services from any provider you wish. Employees in Northern California and Portland, Oregon also have an HMO option. The dental plan covers exams, cleaning and other dental services. Coverage for orthodontia is also included. Annual eye exam and glasses or contacts are provided under our vision insurance. LASIK discounts are available under the vision plan.
  • Jive Wellness Reimbursement Program: Designed to help Jivers live a healthier and well-balanced lifestyle, this program includes a monthly benefit of $25 for fitness and wellness activities.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:  Use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses.

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

  • 401(k): Save for the future. We make it easier with a robust contribution match.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Jive financially assists employees on a degreed path.

JUST IN CASE

  • Life: Life and AD&D insurance provided at no cost to employees.
  • Voluntary Life: Opportunity for Jive employees to purchase additional life insurance for themselves, their spouse, and/or their children.
  • Short Term Disability: Income protection benefits at no cost to employees.
  • Long Term Disability: Income protection benefits at no cost to employees.
  • Employee Assistant Program: An Employee Assistance Program that offers free, confidential counseling and assistance in resolving situations that may come up in your personal or professional life such as family and personal conflicts, stress, loss and grief issues, financial and legal issues, child care referrals, etc.
  • Travel Assistance: No cost travel related services you may need while traveling on business or leisure.
  • Beneficiary Assistance: No cost beneficiary assistance to help your loved ones during difficult and emotional periods.

TIME AWAY

  • FlexTime: At Jive, we promote wellness and balance. Work hard, play hard and take care of yourself. We treat our employees as the adults they are and our employees produce amazing results. We offer our full-time employees FlexTime—an unlimited, all purpose flexible time off policy. Our employees can take the time they need when they need it. It’s an awesome time off policy for awesome employees.
  • Holidays: 10 designated paid holidays.
  • Volunteering Time Off: At Jive we believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work. That’s why we provide Volunteering Time Off (VTO) for our employees in the form of 32 paid hours per year.
    • We connect our employees with community involvement by providing information and coordination on volunteer opportunities. We have opportunities on site at our office locations for community giving in the form of used clothing drives, food drives, adopt-a-family and blood drives. We also host disadvantaged youth-to-work programs on site in the form of tours and informational interviews with Jive team members.

ICING ON THE CAKE

  • TASTE: Generously stocked kitchens; Bagel Thursdays
  • SIP: Every canned and bottled beverage you can imagine, plus kegerators with local brews
  • PARTY: Halloween, holiday, and release parties (and sometimes just because)
  • PLAY: Xbox, ping-pong, softball
  • HACK: Hack-a-thons
  • RIDE: Transit benefits, TriMet Passes, C-TRAN, Caltrain GO Pass, Clipper Card, bike-friendly offices

JUMP-START YOUR CAREER

Millions of people use Jive every day to get work done in a revolutionary way—collaborating faster in greater numbers and engaging more profoundly with colleagues, customers, and partners across the globe. There is no better place to make a huge impact as you embark on your career.

Jive is looking for students or recent grads at or near the top of the class who are passionate about people-centric technology and want to make a positive impact on the way people get work done. We have opportunities in Portland, San Francisco and Campbell for:

  • Full-time Software Engineers: 
    Our Core, Mobile, Quality, Hosting, Support, and Professional Services teams are interested in new/recent university graduates who have experience in C++, Java and/or other programming languages.
  • Summer Interns:
    Jive offers a world class summer Intern Program for top Software Engineering and Business Students. Students work on real projects that make a huge impact.

Programs for Students

Jive offers a world-class summer Intern Program for top students at our offices in Campbell, San Francisco, Portland, UK and Israel. It’s a great opportunity to work with some really smart, experienced and knowledgeable professionals tackling some of the most important challenges in technology and business today. We have openings in all departments, from marketing to engineering to product development. We’re also a co-founding member of the Portland/PSU Collaborative Education Program (PCEP), connecting Computer Science majors with downtown Portland tech companies for 2-year rotational internships.

Real Work, Real Accomplishments

Many of us got our start as interns, so we know how life-changing great internships can be. We treat interns like full-fledged employees, working on projects that really matter to our business and to the marketplace. You’ll have access to senior management and a chance to learn from and collaborate with some of the best in the business – in an environment that’s supportive and fun. You’ll come away with the kind of hands-on experience and real-world accomplishments that can launch a successful career.

What our Interns have to say

"Throughout the summer I was doing meaningful, impactful work for the company that truly was making a difference––not just the typical 'intern' work one may expect. I was able to learn from my mentors and improve my own communication capabilities, as well as grow as an overall person." - Kaitlyn Hopkins, 2016 Summer Intern



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    Current Employee - Director in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    The Jivers that I have worked with are amazing. I can't say enough about how grateful I am to work with a bunch of smart, motivated, collaborative people.

    Cons

    A very ambitious roadmap which at times can lead to some rough edges on new products or features

    Advice to Management

    pour on the gas!

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Jive Software Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Jive Software (Portland, OR).

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    8 hours of back to back interviews. Less then 24 hours to create an original presentation. Everyone I met was amazing and even the presentation was a blast to present.

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Jive Software Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work for Oregon 2016, Oregon Business, 2016
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2015
  • Bay Area Top Workplaces 2014, Bay Area News Group, 2014
  • Enterprise Product of the Year (Software) - Bronze, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Oregon Business, 2014
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