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Jive Software Overview

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Campbell, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Lithium Technologies, Yammer, Microsoft

Jive Software Reviews

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    "Best Company I have ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jive Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    So many pros I can't add them all so here's a few of the best.

    1.Great people who are smart, helpful and dedicated. If you have a question about anything you can usually get a helpful answer from someone somewhere within minutes; often from another country.
    2. Amazing product that is innovating at a rapid pace. Jive is already a long way ahead of it's competitors from a product perspective but there are also new innovations happening right now that are truly ground-breaking which makes this an exciting place to be right now.
    3. Very open culture of sharing, advising, mentoring and innovating - this includes senior management too. If you want to speak to anyone at any level of seniority you can, it is truly enlightening. No command-and-control ivory-tower senior management styles here.
    4. The way that we work - this includes all of the above points but there's more to it. We live what we preach to our customers and this means we have a company culture and a digital way of working that is second-to-none. If I had to go back to the way that other companies work I would truly feel back in the stone-age.
    5. We punch above our weight - for a company of 600+ employees we have some of the biggest companies in the world as enterprise customers, and these customers are achieving amazing things.

    Cons

    This is a fast-paced environment which on-occasion can lead to long hours and stress. This is also a complex enterprise-class solution which can be complicated and difficult to explain to customers and prospects who are new to the topic of what we do - it's a big topic. No company is perfect and Jive isn't perfect, but it's very much better than any other company I've worked for in my career. If you want an easy-life then go join one of the big software companies. If you want a fast-paced intellectual and personal challenge every day then this is a good place to work.

    I also want to talk about some of the negative reviews here on Glassdoor. Unfortunately when some people leave a company they feel bitter and feel they need to leave bad reviews on Glassdoor. This has skewed the perception of Jive on Glassdoor as it doesn't take account of the views of the people who are current employees and want to work here (like me). It's a shame some ex-employees are so bitter because they are impacting their friends and ex-colleagues who like it here and still work here. Those are the people their bitterness is impacting, not any ex-managers that they are targeting with their negative comments. This is the reason I'm leaving this review. I'm one of many many people who like it here and I hope that this review helps to balance out the negativity of the very small number of ex-employees leaving the negative reviews. If you are thinking of working at Jive then my advice is to get the real picture by speaking to several employees who work here now both long-timers and newbies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is a complex and challenging market that is moving at a ridiculous pace. Keep focused on the published priorities. Don't get distracted, and deliver on the plan because I believe in it.

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Jive Software Photos

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Jive Software Interviews

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Jive Software (Reading, England) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process seemed to progress quite quickly at first. First of all I had a call from the hiring manager (UK) which was really positive. After this, I heard from the recruiting manager (US) the following day and a face to face was scheduled for the following week. I really enjoyed the F2F and it was probably one of the best interviews I have experienced. However, things went down hill from this. After the meeting I gave the recruiting manager some feedback and that I looked forward to hearing more (maybe I was too keen?!) and that I was due to go on holiday for 2 weeks so perhaps wouldn't be as reachable. He said I should expect feedback in a week or so. I waited and waited and didn't hear anything, which annoyingly ruined my holiday a little, because I really wanted to land this job! So I reached back out, he said everything was positive but they hired for the role. (Great, thanks for the heads up!) But they may have another position opening soon and that I would hear more on whether I was through to the next stage. I understand these things take time and maybe they are still deciding on opening one up, however Its been nearly a month now and I've lost all hope (I've seen the job advertised again since), so gather I didn't make it through. I've been really disappointed in the whole process given that it was supposedly all positive, I felt like I was right for the position, the team were great and it really would have been a great step in my career. Overall, I am really disheartened in the process after the great experience I had initially, and it really is a shame as I love the product (which I use daily in my current job, annoyingly!)

    Interview Questions

    • How would I handle a disagreement with a colleague.   1 Answer
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Jive Software Awards & Accolades

  • Bay Area Top Workplaces 2014, Bay Area News Group, 2014
  • Enterprise Product of the Year (Software) - Bronze, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
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