TIBCO Software Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 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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  1.  

    Good company to work if you want to become tech guru

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune

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

    Pros

    1. cutting edge technology
    2.Assurance of working on new products and technology
    3. Good compensation and benefits
    4. If you are lucky may visit HQ in palo alto

    Cons

    1. Seeking promotion for management role is very tough
    2. You have to continuously prove that there is need of you to be in there without which you may soon become a normal person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to create opportunities for people who want to grow in higher role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    TIbco is not only the place to work ..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune

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

    Pros

    1. None. I did not find anything.

    Cons

    1. Very less onsite opportunities. They send onsite senior managers only where it is not required.
    2. Do not have Group Anti Corruption Law Policies. Group of some idiots and unprofessional peoples can tarnish companies image.
    3. Do not have sexual harassment policies. And HR is puppet show of managers.
    4. Not recommended place for Experienced peoples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is huge world outside tibco. Pull of some senior older managers and hire new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Pune

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

    Pros

    Open culture, smart people to work with. Good plans for growth for techie. Good work life balance. Decent compensation. Flexible in terms of working hours, work from home. Free snacks. Ping Pong and other recreational activities available.

    Cons

    Focus on delivering quality has reduced a little over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Presently the hiring policy is adhoc. Need to have stricter criteria before hiring individuals to ensure product deliverables meet quality standards that can enable it to stay ahead of the competiton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company with fantastic opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Human Resources - India  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Director Human Resources - India in Pune

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

    Pros

    Freedom of ideation and implementation, great worklife balance, insurance programs - better than most competitors..open and respectful environment...

    Cons

    Need to develop processes around employee life cycles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic, in a nice way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Architect in Pune

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

    Pros

    There are a few things very interesting about working for TIBCO. It is a big company ( > $1b in revenue, 4000+ employees) that feels small (everyone knows everyone, very startup-like culture). It is not a company where you look for linear growth, you either remain stagnant or rise high and rise fast. There is a lot of focus on customer satisfaction, and in general the quality of work is very good. It is a place of innovators. Even if your job is "boring", the amount of smart people you come across in your daily lives whether they are in India or Palo Alto is amazing.

    The learning is amazing. Whether it's technology, or management, or political dynamics of a customer, there's lots and lots to learn. What you learn in TIBCO in a year is what you'll learn in other companies in two or three years.

    The best thing about working for TIBCO is that there is a lot of freedom for you to do what you think is right for your customer(s) and for the company. This includes flying in to visit them and solve an escalation, taking an initiative outside the scope of the customer for personal improvement or taking your team out for a good dinner because they work hard for you.

    Cons

    TIBCO is not a paymaster, and money talks in the outside market. Those who work for TIBCO are done chasing big money unless they are very senior management. Those who work for TIBCO are basically motivated by other things: quality of work, self-esteem, ability to innovate - but not money, because money alone as a parameter will fetch better paying jobs.

    TIBCO also has a very Palo Alto feel to it. It brings a good startup culture, but every region is different and sometimes very senior management do not respect cultural and geographical differences, making it less easier to execute in upcoming markets.

    Lastly, TIBCO is a company where two things matter a lot: who you know and who know you. The internal social network is a platform to exhibit your abilities no matter who you are, whether you are an EVP or a developer. But if you keep quiet and do your job day in and day out, you'll get the salary and earn the respect but your growth will be limited. TIBCO wants everyone to be rockstars so if you expect a company to invest heavily in your growth without showing a very high level of self motivation it is not the best company to work for. Having said that, you will be compelled to become a rockstar just by the company you keep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining good talent. We have the culture and the people to grow new heroes every day, but exceptional talent must be persuaded to remain with us.

    Secondly, do not box innovation to certain departments, everyone must innovate whether they're a CEO or a doorknob.

    Lastly, "overhead" investment in growth and relationship management is inevitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software

    Pros

    Good products to learn
    open work culture

    Cons

    none really that I can think of

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's an amazing company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent values and culture that promotes customer centricity, team work, excellence, innovation and fun

    Cons

    trying to become yet other body shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't try to change culture and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learning curve never drops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - WW Customer Marketing, Industry & Solutions Marketing  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Manager - WW Customer Marketing, Industry & Solutions Marketing in Pune

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

    Pros

    Irrespective of the knowledge you bring, there's so much to learn at TIBCO. The cross-functional assignments and interaction lead you to new discoveries and new entrepreneurial opportunities. And obviously there's no dearth of opportunities.

    Cons

    There's hardly any bench-time :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    TIBCO provides great opportunity to grow within the company and further your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

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

    Pros

    Good working culture and atmosphere to showcase your talent. Talent is always recognized.

    Cons

    Some regions need more support in terms of resources to increase sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Of all the places I've worked in this is the place I'd call home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at TIBCO Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Spirit of innovation, freedom to experiment, support to help you find your niche and work to your strengths -- these are what are great here. Titles and designations don't count for much here as much as peer recognition does. You can try different roles and you will get the support you want. Of course, it pays to maintain relationships and build your network if you want to try new opportunities.

    Cons

    It's tough for someone starting their career here since there is very little formal mentorship. You are thrown into the deep end of the pool and you could turn into a great swimmer or drown. But worse, you could learn a bad technique that will stick with you for life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus and pay more attention to the people inside. We make great software, and there are several people who are happy and self-driven. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't do more formal TLC or aspire to be a "great place to work".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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