TIBCO Software
3.6 of 5 328 reviews
www.tibco.com Palo Alto, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated Mar 15, 2014
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78% Approve of the CEO

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

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good to develop career, but don't expect a work-life balance

Solutions Consultant (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

I have been working at TIBCO Software

Pros- Good to learn about TIBCO products which is a commodity skill in the current market hence very good career prospects if you have a few years of experience
- Good payer including car allowance
- Get to travel the world
- Work is varied and you work with big companies
- Smart people to learn lots from...if they have the time

Cons- Long hours i.e. timing is pretty flexible but because of the amount of stress, pressure and unrealistic tight deadlines and on average 1-2 resources per project, you can't afford to come and go when you like. Hence depending on the type of person you are, you probably come before 9 into the office, you will definitely leave some time between 7pm - 9pm and then likely do some more work at home because you don't want to get in trouble for delivering late. Work-free weekends you can completely forget about. These don't exist in the company, expect to do a few hours over each weekend both days. Expect at least 1 e-mail from your project manager over the weekend to ask for progress updates, answer any of your questions or ask you questions.
- Don't expect any recognition from management for your hard efforts or long hours. You're expected to do this.
- Taking holidays is discouraged and seen as a bad thing. You are likely to get approval, but with a disappointing facial expression.
- No sympathy for those with a family. Expect to stay away from family some times for weeks.
- The more senior you are, the more the management will listen to you even if you make big mistakes. The smaller guys account for failures.
- Tons of pressure, stress and responsibility and little time. I have nearly reached my annual hours target of roughly 1600hs in 7 months. As there are usually only a couple of resources even on the toughest projects, you have to do these hours in order to deliver. So if you are into some sports or so, you can cancel your membership the day you join the company. Probably that's why they don't offer the company benefit of paying towards any kind of gym membership.
- All that counts is the delivery, not you or your personal life. The toughest organisation I have worked for and heard of.
- If you are behind a deadline, from your project manager to the head of the department all will have a serious word with you. It may not be your mistake, but you will get the blame anyway. In addition, your project manager will literally be standing on your head and asking for progress updates at least once a day, although 2-3 times a day is more likely.
- You have the opportunity to take as much training on TIBCO products as you like, but you won't have the time so don't bother booking any training. Just a tip to help you save a few minutes in case you decide to join the company anyway.
- Work expectations are unrealistic and very high. Because you have the ability to read complex stuff therefore you are expected to become an expert with an unfamiliar product within at most a week. Then go on a project and deliver an expert solution within another unrealistic, under-staffed project. If you don't, you are seen as a failure and dumb person.

The company has driven me to my upmost limits within just a few months after joining them. Think about your decision at least a few times before joining them unless, of course, you are a workaholic and have no personal life - this company's work culture would be the perfect for you.

Advice to Senior Management- Don't just do training on TIBCO products, but attend some HR management courses to treat workers better and respect them for their hard efforts.
- Recruit more people so that people can have a work-life balance...and remove that benefit from the careers webpage till then.
- Get more realistic about work expectations. No one can be a product expert in less than a week and then deliver a fully working solution by themselves or just another person.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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TIBCO lost its pride

Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 5 years

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)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

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)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

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)

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

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)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

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)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time

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)

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

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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25 year old software with zero cloud product or roadmap

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey will probably be out of business in 5 years

Consthey will strand many customers who invested in the infrastructure that grew outdated and obsolete

Advice to Senior ManagementHire good laywers because your middle management is violating every law in the book

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)

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

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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