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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Reason for good work life balance is there is no cler direction resulting in chaos--you will NOT feel good about your day-to-day (in 22 reviews)

  • Senior management need to plan things better (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A challenging, but rewarding, position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RVP, Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - RVP, Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TIBCO really is a place where you can run your own business within the Vista owned mothership. That is a good thing! Lots of freedom to innovate and think outside of the box. It's a great environment to grow professionally, and take on more responsibilities and expand your role.

    Cons

    The squeaky wheel gets the oil - you have an opportunity to be part of something great, but you have to go and get it. Nothing will be spoon fed.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, and we have seen great improvements in this area. Monthly management meetings are great.


  2. "Awesome company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect/Principal Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Architect/Principal Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Great colleagues, Great benefits

    Cons

    After acquisition, things changed. Does not have the same vision/culture as before.


  3. "Sr Account development Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Account Development Executive in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Development Executive in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TIBCO Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product. Good salaries and overseas travel opportunities

    Cons

    No product cloud strategy. Old school boys culture.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great learning and lots of opportunity to make a difference, if you take initiative."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TIBCO has extremely smart people dedicated to solving complex problems. There is much to learn, if you try. Life/work balance has always been a real plus, especially for people with a family.

    Cons

    Understanding the macro and micro strategy is challenging due to little open communication. Departments act mostly in silos, though some individuals manage to bridge them.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time communicating and learn to love doing it. People at all levels need to see the VPs and above more in order to trust them.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "TIBCO jury is out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International customers working on really interesting and innovative projects. Some great products - eg Spotfire. Pre-sales and data science people very good.

    Cons

    Resources are always tight, and since being sold that has got worse. Many good people have left. Some products not up to scratch and that can lead to difficult conversations with customers. HR policies are Dickensian.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the good products, cull the old and creaking stuff. Be nicer to your staff.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Greenwood Village, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No direction given. Sought out guidance only to have emails ignored by senior level managers/employees. Changed pay structure shortly after I signed my contract to start

    Advice to Management

    Need to give more guidance to new employees and hire managers that actually care about their employees.


  7. "Named Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a self starter it can be a very rewarding sales job. I have been here for 16 years and it has been a great run. You can build your own franchise.

    Cons

    A bit more process added since being acquired by Vista. Salesforce has become a bit bloated but still does not take too much time. Increase marketing spend.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some equity for top performers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not for Visa holders H1 or F1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart Engineers to work with and awesome products.

    Cons

    Not friendly if you are a person working on some VISA. Not friendly for immigration help when you are at the company or you leave the company.
    The HR department or Immigration department is not at all helpfull.
    They do not think of the immigration situation of a person at all.

    They have POLICIES for everything.
    Obtaining Employment verification Letters has Policies and a personal recommendation also has Policies.

    Advice to Management

    LOOK INTO YOUR POLICIES


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Stay Away from this company....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefits, good 401K and good time off.

    Cons

    The morale is horrible, the higher level executives spend money on things like presidents club and spend thousands of dollars for things that benefit them, yet they say they cannot give bonuses and raises! No one respects the CEO or the Head of HR. People speak badly about them everywhere. Lots of politics in this company. Its all about who you know. Only some departments allow working from home, most do not. Lots of bad managers. If the CEO is not a supporter, that trickles down the chain.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending unnecessary money, invest in your employees. try to retain the good employees and get rid of the bad ones. Retrain your management to become better managers.


  10. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Executive Management, Compensation, One of the top 3 analytics companies

    Cons

    Travel, Direct Manager management style


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