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Jive Software Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Benefits, compensation and great people (in 25 reviews)

  • I was inspired to write this review after reading a recent interview with the company's CMO about work-life balance (in 10 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 (2)

    "Off shore resource? You'll love it here!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The chemistry in Jive was famously good and is still there. However, it's gone from "let's all pull together" to more gallows humor, "last man standing." Nonetheless, people are still friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    No one doubts that every FTE is on the chopping block, in the short or long term. Aurea has its model, and it doesn't include FTEs. The CEO has been very dismissive of "spoiled" FTEs, stating that Jivers prefer free bagels to pleasing customers. This is extremely insulting, given the selfless dedication to a good customer experience I've personally witnessed from every single department.

    Advice to Management

    This is largely to Aurean management:

    1. Please stop insulting Jivers, overtly and otherwise.
    2. Just once, one time, tell your FTEs that you value them in some way.


  2. "An ok company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional freedom to use any new technology you want, cool offices

    Cons

    Not in a hurry to give you a raise despite the good feedbacks, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Start doing your job

  3. Helpful (6)

    "No longer 'Jive'"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time

    Pros

    Can now work remote.

    Cons

    Jive used to be a fantastic place to work. It is no longer Jive. The love for the people is gone and everyone is trying to get out.


  4. "Great product and people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time

    Pros

    great culture and great people. passion for the industry.

    Cons

    acquisition is uncertain with new leadership changes


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Run Away"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros anymore unless you are a fan of building weak software then hooking companies for tons of PS dollars to make the software useful and sticky.

    Cons

    Burning building since the buy out. People leaving left and right, no direction for the company, just un-willing to learn the business just coming in and bulldozing everything to run the Aurea way. Cost cutting EVERYTHING from hiring everyone via contractors to not spending a dime on anything.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Professional Services Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It used to be a great job... I learned loads, had lots of independence and very well paid.

    Cons

    So so so so many at this point.

    Basically, since being purchased by Aurea there has been an endless rate of attrition (Aurea typically aim for 40%). Initially, we were told we shall see if we want you because we can get talent by the 100s anywhere else in the world to replace you. In fact, my team were at risk for a few hours, only to have that retracted. So bank on no job security, a company with a very limited shelf life which places no value in employees or talent. I won't mention the obvious lack of success items... Jive Software will never be successful under the Aurea 'model'. That model being a vestige of the 90's and 00's where the illusion was cheapest is best. You should only take a role with Jive if you do not mind being agile about moving to the next role forcibly or not. Do not expect anyone to value you or your contribution at a company level. The few that are left, do so for their own motivations at this time.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "New ownership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beer, game room, work life balance

    Cons

    Bought by aurea... uncertainty and everyone left

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Sad this company has been acquired."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time

    Pros

    This company was awesome - great culture, awesome leadership and team. I'm sad this company was acquired because those things are diminishing.

    Cons

    New management has changed the company.


  9. "was a great ride"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture, people, Technology direction and roadmap

    Cons

    strong competition from the market


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation and great people

    Cons

    CEO had no clue how to grow the business


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