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Jive Software Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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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
  • "There is absolutely no work/life balance at Jive as the pressure to perform is intense" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Incredibly high turnover due to management not listening to talented employees" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, great people.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention here, Great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. great people, awesome product.

    Cons

    Management changes direction. Problem with execution.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work before it was sold

    Cons

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


  4. "Lots of really smart, collaborative people at Jive"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Jive Software full-time (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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Site Reliability Engneering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    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)


  6. "Senior Product Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    great snacks, cool product, awesome people

    Cons

    Moved to Campbell after Palo Alto , Difficult career progression.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great product. Awesome co-workers. Fun environment

    Cons

    Stiff competition. Lack of long term vision.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Was a Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time

    Pros

    Was a great company, with smart people and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Was acquired and was completely destroyed


  10. Helpful (3)

    "This company has gone down the tubes since the acquisition by Aurea. Don't expect to be treated well,"

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

    I worked at Jive Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The OG Jive folks still around are a good group
    No HR department to speak of, could also be a con
    Worksmart hasn't been implemented yet, so you won't have keystroke tracking and periodic screenshot requirements yet

    Cons

    Functionally incompetent management who lack creative ideas
    Mandatory keystroke logging and periodic screenshot and webcam software eventually required for all regular employees
    Innovation consists of copying another company but "doing it better and cheaper"

    Advice to Management

    Start over with your own ideas instead of just trying to copy others, make an attempt to innovate. Stop being the Dollar Store of software.


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