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Jibe Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Jibe CEO and Founder Joe Essenfeld
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome career growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing, lots of room to own a project ,mentor or lead a team. Company is hitting revenue targets. Solid partnerships from giants like Google and LinkedIn.

    Cons

    Way too many balls in the air

    Advice to Management

    Focus focus focus


  2. "Company with Great Potentials"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jibe full-time

    Pros

    Smart friendly co-workers, great opportunities, work with big name enterprise clients and partners

    Cons

    Lacks diversity, especially with the management, including race, gender, culture, viewpoints, leadership style.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify in every way

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic turnaround story"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has learned from its mistakes and is lean and mean. Great culture of everyone banding together to make a big difference. Sales up and to the right, pipeline in great shape with leverage from Google and LinkedIn

    Cons

    Build more of the differentiation on the shoulders of giants...

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality, you are in the big leagues now


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Starting to take off..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jibe full-time

    Pros

    Getting traction, building out software that is attracting many big customers (FedEx, J&J, Amex, ...)
    Strong partnerships with Google and LinkedIn, good niche beside the giants
    Core team that likes to make a difference, work hard/play hard
    Good mix of been there/done that (CTO/tech leads) and GSD attitude (VP Eng/DCU)
    Cleaning up the tech debt

    Cons

    Need to build more core differences instead of leaning on giants
    Management prioritization? -- do it all

    Advice to Management

    focus


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Incredible progress has been made in achieving our founder's vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company had to make some tough decisions 3 quarters ago - it now reaps the benefits. There is solid execution on a clearly defined product direction and focused business strategy. Partnerships with Google and LinkedIn are getting stronger and lead to real revenue opportunities. Other partnerships are evoling as well. Customers are happy and achieve tremendous results using our solution.
    Morale has improved a lot and is higher than I have seen since joining almost 2 years ago. These are exciting times for Jibe and it's employees - I'm proud to be part of it.

    Cons

    We are still not well known and need to catch up from a marketing perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have laid out several months ago. It's working!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Had a good run..."

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jibe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Unfortunately not likely to continue in present model for too long!


  7. Helpful (9)

    "No Career Growth - Bad Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jibe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits like free lunches and unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Jibe was one of the worst career decisions I have made. As an employee I worked countless hours, and dedicated myself to my job and the company. Too many of the leaders were clueless and did not appreciate their employees. We were put in situations where we had to lie to the clients about products that were over sold. There were many people there who worked very hard, and were constantly looked over for promotions (particularly women). Instead they were buried by newly hired managers that could not and did not help. They have/had talented people that are either leaving on their own or being let go due to lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation of employees isn't just free lunches. It's career growth, a positive and forwarding environment to learn, and organically acknowledging hard work put in by your team(s).

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Death-rattle as begun"

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

    I worked at Jibe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many positives... free lunch? This firm attracts talented people but unfortunately has a revolving door.

    Cons

    Jibe has been laying off talented staff for 2 consecutive years. It's feckless CEO and self-congratulating management fail to meet the vaporware-laden pitches they feed to customers and the board, further tightening the noose around stressed engineers and customer success.

    The technology is fundamentally broken. Clients are habitually lied to or misdirected. This place is not set up to succeed, let alone survive.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is pointless, so instead advice to the board: fire Joe and replace him with a liquidation expert.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Bad leadership and toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jibe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot of positives to say about this company... if pressed, I would say the pros are the fact that its a start-up tech located in NYC.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible - CEO is weak and lacks vision or strategy. Leadership fosters an environment of disrespect, hostility and unethical behavior, which translates into a toxic company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get a management consulting firm to help you develop a vision and strategy for the company; send your executive team to a leadership seminar so they can learn the basics.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced, exciting environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learning opportunities are endless. If you want to help out even outside of your team, you will be given full reign to go ahead, learn, and contribute to solving a problem for the company.
    - Amazing leadership on the customer success and engineering side. Seriously great person running these teams. This guy gives me confidence in Jibe's future.
    - Lean, hard-working, and smart group. The company has shrunk in size recently. But I feel like this has caused the company to reevaluate processes, organizational structure, and product fundamentals. This could turn out to be a good thing.
    - Free seamless lunch every day.

    Cons

    - Morale is a bit low right now.
    - No 401k match.
    - CEO is more of a sales person and doesn't make it to some important internal meetings.

    Advice to Management

    - Support company culture through events that bring employees together.
    - Support employee learning & development by funding continuing education. Employees need to feel like there are benefits to staying at Jibe long term or else they will look elsewhere.
    - Execs quite often seem stressed out and nervous; this rubs off on employees.
    - What happened to town hall? Frequency keeps changing.