TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
361 Reviews

3.9
361 Reviews
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TIBCO Software Chairman, President, and CEO Vivek Y. Ranadivé
Vivek Y. Ranadivé
278 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Not about the software

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking so short term, and make this a product company again.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products and moving beyond middleware into analytics and social.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional 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 ManagementAdvice

    Cull / consolidate products and simplify marketing.

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

    Great Company who value their people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Depending 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Now 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Big and small at the same time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales Solution Consultant  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Presales Solution Consultant in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great products,

    Former Employee - Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great innovative products, fast moving company

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The best pure play integration company in the market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PS Practice Manager  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - PS Practice Manager in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Products and ability to execute is high

    Cons

    Internal politics means that the best people do not always succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building a culture of trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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