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3.3
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42%
Recommend to a Friend
11%
Approve of CEO
Scott Brighton
21 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
  • "The company was acquired by Aurea Software in 2017(in 4 reviews)

  • "Jive is no longer a company, but just a product line for the new owners, and thus the core of what made Jive(in 6 reviews)

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company, great people.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention here, Great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  2. "Unstable Culture - Lots of Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great culture. great people, awesome product.

    Cons

    Management changes direction. Problem with execution.

  4. 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.

    • "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 2 years

        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

      • 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)

      • "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 2 years

        Pros

        great snacks, cool product, awesome people

        Cons

        Moved to Campbell after Palo Alto , Difficult career progression.

      • Helpful (8)

        "Not what it used to be"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion 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.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Sr Manager"

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

        I worked at Jive Software full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great product. Awesome co-workers. Fun environment

        Cons

        Stiff competition. Lack of long term vision.

      • Helpful (4)

        "Was a Great Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion 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

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