TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
371 Reviews
3.8
371 Reviews
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
Vivek Y. Ranadivé
283 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Has the potential but limited by poor leadership decisions

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great sales people come and go, great atmosphere at conferences and most of the time in the office. Good technology and some very smart technologists. I really liked the CEO Vivek, super smart guy.

    Cons

    Quarterly targets a constant challenge, often senior sales VP's would pull rank and call the client directly, and under sell the value on a deal that may have taken months to set up. Usual challenge with revenue's across borders, with team work ending in different countries as soon as they thought they might lose revenue to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to change strategies so often, don't panic with bad figures, understand the problem and put in place a strategy to overcome the problem. The sales cycle is 12-24 months, stick by your good sales people and managers it takes a long time to bring in and bring up to speed replacements. It will require a period of sustained stability to bring the numbers back in my humble opinion, buy your team and stick by them, don't just sack them if you don't get the desired result in a few quarters.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not people focussed

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    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
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  5.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good scope of working with varieties technology.

    Cons

    Work life balance.
    Poor pay structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for Human Resource policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company which allows you to grow

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    Current Employee - Account Development  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Account Development in Portsmouth, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Scope for growth, Answers to any questions are only a finger tip away (TIbbr)

    Cons

    Annual reviews...even if you get a high score that might not be reflected in your pay. Hard work can now and again be overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t miss the superstars of tomorrow, identify who they are and nurture them...do not lose them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding experience , with a great combination of work and team.

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

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

    Pros

    Nice Work environment and a great team, motivating supervisors. A really good opportunity to work with nice people and contribute your own share in a nice motivating environment. Right from on-boarding to the organization to getting into the work flow of the team, it is very smooth and comfortable. This is one of the best organizations I worked with, which actually motivates me to look forward to a very long association.

    Cons

    Personally I have not come across any till date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for, with a great vision for customers and partners alike

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    Although TIBCO is a big player in the market with great products that resonate with our customers we are still small enough to be agile and that really helps against our competition

    Cons

    Cant say I've really come across anything that i would say is negative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great software and a real desire to produce something great. They really look after their people.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more dollars into marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Everyday I learn of a new application of TIBCO solutions to solve today's problems. And it's always awe-inspiring.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Demand Generation  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Demand Generation in Portsmouth, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Exposure to some of the greatest solutions available and surrounding yourself with entrepreneurial thinking people. Every day is a school day!

    Cons

    The TIBCO brand isn't as well known as the likes of IBM, so the education aspect is a continual effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving, keep listening to staff and continue to be open to new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people wanting to do good things

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting software and messaging where a lot of responsibility is put on you to deliver interesting solutions. Focus is on finding solutions to difficult problems and always looking at new / better ways to solve issues, rather than a one size fits all approach to every customer.

    Cons

    Can take a long time for approvals or changes to happen, mainly due to legal team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify a number of internal processes to make things happen quicker

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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