TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
381 Reviews
3.8
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
Vivek Y. Ranadivé
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for) (in 23 reviews)

  • Awesome with respect to payments and work culture (in 24 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    - 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    The facts and under-performance speak for themselves

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

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, that's about all I can say.

    Cons

    Clueless upper-management. They currently have people who barely speak English (as their first language) presenting to C-level execs and set a bad tone with employees as well as potential net-new customers...which are scarce. Even before the announcement of going private, there was/is a culture of back-stabbing, "not my problem" and blaming the previous guard, even though the newer execs have no gains in revenue to show for their tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is exactly what happens when you stop taking the business seriously. Shuffling execs around to make it look like you are doing something new and firing key salespeople to bring in yes-men/cronies is exactly how you lose credibility with your marquis accounts. The dye is cast; TIBCO will not be around in the same form this time next year anyway, so the point is now moot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    nightmare for sales (culture) and new business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Offering high base salary to get people in

    Cons

    high fluctuation, people leave after 12months on average, hire and fire;
    no marketing and sales support; GTM concept from 1990s.
    Sales is fighting against channel; no new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in marketing and GTM startegy !
    create value and trust for sales team
    hire only people you need to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tibco needs a cleanup

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Tibco has some good folks left

    Cons

    Too much politics and does not get work done due to internal politics between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics and does not get work done due to internal politics between departments. Before you fight externally fight the internal politics and treat as one company. Management is clueless on execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unqualified senior management

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Good products and technology to work

    Cons

    some manager have to clue about the product they manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going nowhere

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Free drinks, nice gym, not much else.

    Cons

    Complete lack of upward mobility, no visibility, poor incentive structure, absolutely no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making a bunch of director roles and streamline your org.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The worst company to work for bar none!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Product Set is great if you are looking for a technical job this could be for you or if you are related to the senior management

    Cons

    Seniors Sales Management has no clue
    Employees are treated with disrespect , I have been working for 20+ years no company remotely comes close to how mismanaged this organization is
    Mid management is breaking every role possible , law suites are piling up
    Bullying is rampant and part of the culture
    Sales compensation is never paid. for example if you close a deal and you get X amount of commission they will offer you 50% of what you have earned and a couple of new accounts no recourse .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop toying with peoples careers , get you act together, move focus from buying basketball teams to your own organization and its share holders . If you cant change that please sell the company !!
    Get a decent HR division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    LogLogic Division - WATCH OUT

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks and other than that I can't think of anything else that is good.

    Cons

    LogLogic division has too many politics, favors, and traps that you have to be part of them or you will be gone sooner or later. Are you in good shape if your manager doesn't answer your email and doesn't discuss things go wrong when you seek him for advice? Not sure why he is hired to be a manager. I don't want to blame Tibco but they can't just ignore it. Send your management people to classes that teach them how to manage people the right way. HR would say they will listen and NOTHING is being done. If you want to work for a Chinese communist style management, then join this division. I have enough of it and I feel sick to my stomach and want to throw up when I even think about what I've been through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know what you need to do.

  11.  

    BAD Sales experience!!!!

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

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

    Pros

    Good boot camp training, recognized name in infrastructure industry, good customers

    Cons

    BAD Sales Management!!! CEO obviously doesn't like sales and they will try and not pay commissions as often as possible!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with Sales organization and reward appropriately!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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