Jive Software Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2021

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29 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)

  • "After Aurea has taken over, executive leadership is worthless(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Paralegal

      Jan 31, 2018 - Senior Paralegal in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company, great people.

      Cons

      Nothing to mention here, Great!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Literally a shell company of its former self

      Mar 28, 2021 - Product Designer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jive had an amazing culture of amazing people who have moved on to uplift competitors and create successful startups. The culture of mutual respect was so strong that a very large contingent of employees stay in touch, make recommendations for each other, and generally look out for each other.

      Cons

      Aurea swooped in for the IP and customer list while demonstrating that they didn’t even fully comprehend the value or even the function of the product they were buying. They showed their hand on day one of the takeover in 2017. They showed that they had no respect for employees, nor for customers, and definitely not for security standards and certification that was hard fought for and won. Almost immediately they violated security protocols for certain customers and Jive's FedRamp status. Current management is unethical and purely self-serving. They must have done the back-of-napkin calculations before the takeover that they’d make their investment money back purely off the customer renewals for three years, while old loyal customers scrambled to find a replacement platform they could migrate their data to. Currently, as employers, they require spyware installed by IT on your own WFH equipment as part of your employment contract so that they may take screenshots and log keystrokes, just so they can make sure you’re being “efficient.”

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not A Good Company

      Jan 26, 2021 - Saas Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no more redeeming qualities working for the new company Aurea.

      Cons

      They don't value employees it's a modern day sweat shop.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Nov 18, 2019 - Saas Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      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 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Apr 4, 2019 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      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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      7 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great before it wasnt

      Jan 9, 2020 - TAM in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great People and atmosphere before it acquired.

      Cons

      After being acquired everything went south.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Head of Bizdev

      Oct 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, fabulous people, some great friendships

      Cons

      Tough when MSFT bought our largest competitor...

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Jive is dead, Viva la jive!

      Oct 15, 2019 - Director of Engineering in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Was great, they cared about people

      Cons

      Now dead, Viva la jive

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Once great but the mighty have fallen

      Jun 8, 2019 - Staff Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      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

      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Unstable Culture - Lots of Turnover

      Feb 7, 2019 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      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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      3 people found this review helpful
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