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Jive Software Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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3.2
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41%
Recommend to a Friend
9%
Approve of CEO
Scott Brighton
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are smart, helpful and dedicated(in 27 reviews)

  • "This is a great company making a great product that has a lot of potential(in 21 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    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!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Jive Software2018-01-31
  2. "Once great but the mighty have fallen"

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      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

      Jive Software2019-06-08
    • Helpful (2)

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

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Management below SVP level - keep your resumes updated. It is Aurea, after all. To management above the SVP level - copying other companies and their products have worked so far, why not copy how those companies treat employees? their work culture?

      Jive Software2019-04-04
    • "Unstable Culture - Lots of Turnover"

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      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.

      Advice to Management

      Offer job security, create stronger leadership and acknowledge your employees strengths/successes.

      Jive Software2019-02-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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      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.

      Jive Software2018-09-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Director"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        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.

        Jive Software2018-04-25
      • "Lots of really smart, collaborative people at Jive"

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          Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

          Pros

          The people are great. Top engineers, product managers, etc. Generally super folks in almost departments. Everyone pitched in to help each other and find solutions to some tough problems. Collaboration at Jive was not just a motto, it was practiced by most everyone. A lot of respect between teams and co-workers. Just a great place to work.

          Cons

          In a 1-1/2+ years I reported to 5 different managers with 5 different management styles. However, most were very good people managers.

          Advice to Management

          Stay focused on core competencies and be cautious of cool ideas that are out of scope with core business

          Jive Software2018-04-06
        • Helpful (1)

          "Site Reliability Engneering"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Jive Software full-time

          Pros

          Brewspace was the most excellent of all the things that were Jive.

          Cons

          Brewspace is now read only

          Advice to Management

          Turn Brewspace back on and then release it to the public (or even just alumni)

          Jive Software2018-04-03
        • "Senior Product Manager"

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          Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          great snacks, cool product, awesome people

          Cons

          Moved to Campbell after Palo Alto , Difficult career progression.

          Jive Software2018-03-30
        • Helpful (8)

          "Not what it used to be"

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

          I worked at Jive Software full-time

          Pros

          It depends on your perspective. If you compare working for Jive to working for some other poorly rated company than you might find some pros. If you compare Jive to even just an average software company you will not find any pros. Those that existed died with the acquisition (if they aren't gone yet they are on their way out the door).

          Cons

          The company was acquired by Aurea Software in 2017. Aurea has crushed the culture and is slowly eroding the customer base. Jive is a sinking ship.

          Advice to Management

          It is too late to give advice to upper management. Also, they don't care what anyone has to say.

          Jive Software2018-02-05
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