TIBCO Software

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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 20 February 2015
Updated 20 February 2015
34 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 26 reviews)

  • Work culture is very relaxed and the main office is on a beautiful lake (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is "taken care of" which is clear from company reports and company "filings" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for - Do not waste your time working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay and bonus (especially if you can sustain lots of overtime)

    Cons

    - Unrealistic work expectations
    - Mostly no, little or merely self-study if training courses are not scheduled soon making it difficult to perform well during the project
    - Projects are under-resourced
    - No growth strategy
    - Products are a hard-sell unless Tibco is the only vendor on the table
    - HR unsupportive to employees
    - Very political environment where, unless careful, you may be blamed for others' mistakes
    - No work-life balance - was expected to do significant overtime including bank holidays (Christmas and New Year) working over 12 - 13 hours a day including weekends for nearly 2 months. Management could not care less about your overtime as long as the delivery is made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide appropriate training prior to projects if the individual does not have the necessary knowledge and experience together with some mentoring during the project by someone experienced
    - Resource projects with the necessary employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Agile, entrepreneurial, flexible. Good software products. If you like working as a stand alone individual then a good environment.

    Cons

    Full of politics across European office, very hierarchical, driven by US decision making. Unfriendly. Unsupportive office environment. Everyone disliked working there. Very little focus on training and development of people. Probably different if you work in the offices in the US though...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on clarifying EMEA management decision making hierarchy and plan to train and develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Vision, No Honor, No Respect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    When I was hired, the best reasons were potential growth opportunities and a well established team.

    Cons

    No opportunity with the Vista transaction and leadership is oblivious to the internal issues. Culture is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left because I didn't feel respected or valued. TIBCO unfortunately let go of quality employees that were critical to business function and then as a result even more quality employees had resigned. TIBCO has allowed Marketing to lay the blame solely on the Operational side but in reality the issues are stagnant in Process and poor Project Management. Open your eyes and address it. You let the talent go and the people left are walking blindly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing - Disfunctional at the highest level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great non-exec employees, middle managers. Benefits are great. On site cafe has great food at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, whatever you want to call it..is rampant. It's not about the quality of your work or skills, it's who you know to get ahead. Senior marketing execs are clueless. Constant focus shifting, half-baked campaigns, and people with little skill steering the ship, from the CMO on down. No bonus structure to speak of. Merit increases are a glorified popularity contest, or you get offered one when you quit. Career planning amounts to waiting for someone to leave, and maybe you'll get that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm pointing the finger at the CEO. Either the mess isn't seen, or being ignored. Either way, the blame is on his feet. Do something before all the good people have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Struggling, failing business now owned and controlled by VC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Not a lot to be positive on...the pay was ok and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Technology and products are old and outdated as are the management. Sales and marketing was failing and now with VC ownership this is not a fun place to work with little or zero career options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new roles in other companies - fast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A formerly decent company, ruined by awful middle managers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Honestly, can't think of one, except if you're looking for a place to settle down, and have no interest in work at all. The initial pay is too good (for the quality of people they hire) and work culture is relaxed. Work from home and off time is generally allowed.

    Cons

    Generally awful people. Lot of B and C players in middle management, who are incapable of hiring good people, so the quality is going down all the time.
    Apathetic attitude towards software ( because of 1st point).
    No progress on career front. No objectivity in appraisal process, people-pleasing and boot licking rules over meritocracy. Perhaps the only company where mediocrity is celebrated.
    Lack of transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce stack ranking.
    Trim the middle management fat.
    Promote people from within.
    Hire better people, pay them better. That's the only way to delivering good results (not paying less, and cost cutting which is short-term vision)
    Have more all hands, take in more questions from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Say good bye to thought leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    uber cool technology that really works.

    Cons

    new mgmt has a completely different vision for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave before you compromise who you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dishonest and illoyal since acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good products
    Good benefits
    Fair salary

    Cons

    Vista bought Tibco ... what more can you say?

    Just look at the reviews of other companies that Vista aquired.

    It will go down the drain. They will sequeeze them out. The only place at this company is for people who own them.

    Huge layoffs have already begun, ... further cost cutting wlll follow!

    VIsta has a playbook that they execute. Just read the other reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    One of the best company until that rubbish Equity Fund came up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Feel awesome to work in the great place, great people; relative less organizational politics

    Cons

    everything become worse after acquisition, huge layoff, cut cost, morale is bad .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speechless, current management just the slave of the Equity Fund.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    spinning around the drain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    not sure there are any. TIBCO lost the ability to innovate years back and the stock started to talk. was acquired by a private firm who laid off a tom of people. focus is on getting as much cash as possible out without investing in people or products.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, poor compensation, low communication, constant threat of layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, take the money and run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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