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TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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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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    Not about the software

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe people who actually do the work are generally worth working with. You can't get to the top if you don't live in Palo Alto, and rewards are commensurate with closeness to the power structures. At the same time, you don't get much hassle if you deliver, and there is a lot of freedom to deliver how you prefer if you get on with your direct manager.

    ConsThis is what a company looks like when the driving motivation is to provide the rock star CEO with all the toys a modern CEO needs. Needs a clearout at the top to become a 5 billion dollar company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking so short term, and make this a product company again.

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat products and moving beyond middleware into analytics and social.

    ConsDysfunctional executive management, limited/poor marketing, too many products which confuse the markets, analysts and salesmen. Appalling process inefficiencies and disconnected back office systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCull / consolidate products and simplify marketing.

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

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    Great Company who value their people

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood level of support from higher management, good money, great products & great ideas and great people

    ConsDepending which product division you represent, you might find yourself representing a relatively new product to the market where your goals can be extremely hard to obtain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue listening to your employees giving them the support that they need, that is the way forward towards success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to work for!

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsFantastic opportunities and general recognition
    Interesting work
    Most colleagues are highly talented and great to work with

    ConsSales pressure can be high
    Sometimes way too much work to do
    Recruitment process very slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England

    ProsThe good stuff - a very agile environment, with down to earth people looking for the next spurt of growth so you can grow with the company. Top of the class products and forward thinking - Spotfire is a great win for TIBCO.

    ConsThe bad stuffCan feel like a fragmeneted organisation and not meritocratic - bonus pool i smainly retained by senior management and the employees get a very small bonus.
    Sales strategy - focus on existing accounts...now new pipeline despite hiring hunters...very strange?
    Very lean back office who are th hardest working lot in TIBCO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNow the Ugly - Pull your socks up and start thinking about your workforce and not just yourself. There is either too much fragmented process or too little of it - find the middle ground please an reward your staff as they are getting very disillusioned.

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

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    Big and small at the same time

    Presales Solution Consultant (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England

    ProsLess formal structure to jobs - more opportunities to grow / demonstrate potential.
    Poised at a good position in business, great growth yet to come.

    ConsLess flexibility to account for location-specific policies in a globally distributed company.
    Slightly unclear technical strategy or vision of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore consistency in vision and goals towards a longer term plan will help. Alignment of workforce to meet such goals with periodic review of performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok products but management needs to progress from the early 90's. Too much internal conflict.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- Pockets of innovation and generally a good vision
    - Solid sales force
    - Well funded with good cash flow
    - Very mature accounting and finance function
    - Some very good customers due to the depth and breadth of its portfolio and lack of similar sized independent rivals
    - Good place to start your career as there are lots of sideways progressions as long as it was not into management

    Cons- An anti-collaborative environment that encouraged conflict between regions, product groups and sales forces that belonged to each. Senior management was against matrix sales teams and double compensation thus causing a lot of time establishing who owned an international account or which product group should get the biggest split of large deals. The effects flowed down to the lower level employees.
    - Guru centric management style and very much like a family-oriented culture. i.e. if you did as was asked for you by the CEO or his small circle or generals, you will end up getting favours and progress. A very top heavy management. i.e. leaving very few career progression opportunities for non-US employees. Furthermore, real authority was never really given to the lower level mangers and business decisions were always made by a very few people and US centric views of the world.
    - No transparent nor peer based form of career management or performance feedback tied to base salary increases. This process was ah-hoc. No discussion or committee based ratings were taken into account. (Non-sales people)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to be less about the ego or wealth of a very few people and more about the customers, products and employees. The company seems to be a vehicle for the founders/management to justify their lavish lifestyle.

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

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    Great products,

    Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat innovative products, fast moving company

    ConsRate of acquisitions is high, de-stabilises product strategy and organisation

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employees and customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best pure play integration company in the market

    PS Practice Manager (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

    ProsExcellent Products and ability to execute is high

    ConsInternal politics means that the best people do not always succeed

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on building a culture of trust

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice and easy workplace

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- casual, easy-going and flexible
    - excellent direct manager
    - good package
    - good teamwork

    Cons- cooperative structure
    - bureaucratic
    - no culture outside working tasks
    - somehow technology not the best in the market

    Advice to Senior Managementavoid bureaucracy, focus on excel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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