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"At TIBCO, it's not WHAT you know, it's WHO you know"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

Pros

The products have a good reputation and the CEO, Vivek, has made sure the company's image is very polished, for example, the expensive looking visitors hall, million dollar annual Christmas shindig (where Vivek brings his latest Trophy Date).

Cons

There is rampant incompetence at TIBCO because people don't succeed or fail based on how smart or talented they are, but how connected they are. Especially in Marketing, people who produce some of the lowest quality work product imaginable are not only not laid off, but actually promoted, while those who produce high quality work are dismissed or laid off if they are not connected to the "right" people. For instance, it's very, very helpful to have a family member or close friend in HR or management. I believe this is the reason TIBCO is never as successful as it wants to be and will never be in the same league as Oracle.

There are huge ego issues at TIBCO. When you work there, they are constantly drilling into you (practically spamming your work inbox with emails regarding Vivek's latest media appearances, various other media pieces) how successful they are, how special TIBCO is and how much better they are than their competitors, such as Oracle. You're regularly reminded of Vivek's latest media related diss of Oracle and its CEO When you leave TIBCO, you see that most people have never even heard of the company and that TIBCO is simply a "legend in their own mind."

People are laid off indiscriminately and verbally abused, without regard to their talent or personal circumstances, but because of the rampant politics and egos at the company. Some joke that Vivek lays people off when he wants to buy another car to add to his already large collection of luxury automobiles.

Advice to Management

Try focusing a little less on how you appear to the world and more on running a less dysfunctional company.

Other Employee Reviews for TIBCO Software

  1. "Hidden gem"

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

    Pros

    TIBCO Software is a great place for growth if you have the initiative. Put in the extra effort and the opportunities are limitless. The technology being developed here is exciting and disruptive.

    Cons

    Those who do not demonstrate high energy and initiative may end up with a stagnant career. Some may become frustrated and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. The executive team serves as an inspiration to employees, continue to expose all employees to product road maps and corporate strategy.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good environment, culture and values
    Good work

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons

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