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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 351 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

(271 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance (may be this depends on which team you work for)(in 19 reviews)

  • Even though TIBCO is such a large company, the work environment is a lot like a start-up(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Some roles are particularly demanding, so work-life balance is not always achievable(in 14 reviews)

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

    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 Senior Management- 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not people focussed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

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

    ConsFull 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 Senior ManagementFocus on clarifying EMEA management decision making hierarchy and plan to train and develop people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TIBCO lost its pride

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsSome good engineers are left

    ConsLot of Political fights across groups and within groups.
    Layoffs are every quarter with no severance package.
    No work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShed some Management heavy weights and focus on building an agile leadership team. Focus on building a strong engineering team and not political management team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unqualified senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood products and technology to work

    Conssome manager have to clue about the product they manage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Going nowhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree drinks, nice gym, not much else.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making a bunch of director roles and streamline your org.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst company to work for bar none!!

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsProduct 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

    ConsSeniors 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LogLogic Division - WATCH OUT

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

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

    ConsLogLogic 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 Senior ManagementYou know what you need to do.

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    BAD Sales experience!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with Sales organization and reward appropriately!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a long term company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmart engineers and great porducts

    ConsManagement is terrible. They are sitting out their time witing tio collect their money. When the company does well, they get paid large bonuses. When the company does not do well, they still get paid large bonuses while the rest of the staff gets 0

    Very pootly rum

    Advice to Senior Managementleave and hire some smart, innovative replacements for your self. Start treating employees with respect so that they WANT to stay, and not want to collect a pay check.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you are in Sales RUN!!!

    Enterprise Account Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsGood for technical people to learn and find a better company

    ConsThis is a grossly mismanaged organization that will destroy your career , You wont make any money even if you sell as they will not pay you commissions, The will offer you a high OTE and a great compensation plan but will not recognize your sales or call your account a house account that disqualify you for payment no policy arbitrary decisions . This is not a place for coin operated sales people only people who are happy on the base salary and being your managers slaves and the Sales leadership has absolutely no sales management experience and with that leadership they want to compete with SAP, IBM and Oracle

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get your act together, Get a decent HR ..treat your employees with respect and dignity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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