Jive Software Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2020

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3.3
44%
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22%
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People and atmosphere before it acquired(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great company, fabulous people, some great friendships(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long days, little work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Incredibly high turnover due to management not listening to talented employees(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company, great people.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention here, Great!

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  2. "Great before it wasnt"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TAM in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People and atmosphere before it acquired.

    Cons

    After being acquired everything went south.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "It Was a Good Company Not Anymore Since The Acquisition By Aurea LLC/Cross Over"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Saas Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office amenities, coffee, snacks and drinks provided daily. Excellent employee support for computer related equipment. For the most part good cross team collaboration.

    Cons

    Now that Aurea LLC owns Jive. It's now the worst place I've worked at. The office building was closed, forced to work from home. You have to pay out of pocket to repair or replace computer related equipment. No vacation or sick time. You have to "clock In" virtual time clock. Any time off is at no pay regardless of use case. This even includes maternity leave.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Bizdev"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, fabulous people, some great friendships

    Cons

    Tough when MSFT bought our largest competitor...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Jive is dead, Viva la jive!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Was great, they cared about people

    Cons

    Now dead, Viva la jive

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Once great but the mighty have fallen"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Before the buyout it was my favorite place that I worked

    Cons

    * After the buyout the company has lost nearly all of the employees that made it great

  7. Helpful (5)

    ""the future of work" - if so, god help us all"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Certain roles pay very well.

    Cons

    Worksmart - they will track time spent in different applications, keystrokes, take pictures with your webcam. Some managers barely use it, but don't be surprised if in a weekly 1-1 you have to answer questions like, "why did you spend 3 hours more than the team average in X application?" While they claim to expect nor more, nor less, than 40 hours per week of actual work, you will end up working far more than that. That's 40 hours in front of your PC. Aurea. Remember that ultimately you work for Aurea. A company whose business model is literally to make bad copies of software and sell them as "less complex" or, "enterprise first" products. It is trying to actually be an innovator with Jive, but i am not optimistic about Aurea's ability to do so. Turnover. Don't get too chummy with your coworkers, odds are they wont be around for long.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unstable Culture - Lots of Turnover"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High pay. Flexible working hours. Entirely remote. Extensive recruitment testing guarantees you work with an exceptional peer group. If only they would stick around...

    Cons

    1099. No added benefits. Culture and contracting model don't offer job security. Even as a top performer, there is high risk of sudden contract termination (or changes without warning - mine changed three times!) due to financial or organizational restructuring.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture. great people, awesome product.

    Cons

    Management changes direction. Problem with execution.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Jive Software

    Pros

    Great place to work before it was sold

    Cons

    More stable executive leadership and we probably would not have been sold.

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