Ariba

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10 people found this helpful  

Outdated Technology Stack, Methodologies and Processes

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba

Pros

- colleagues are generally nice and competent people
- new campus with lots of parking and free drinks
- weekly informal get-together

Cons

- product is married to a proprietary technology stack that is hard to learn, poorly documented, and has a limited feature set
- aversion to open source, with a strong not-invented-here mentality (Ariba Web does not count)
- open hostility towards engineering practices like test automation, code coverage, etc. that do not directly correlate to new or better features
- outdated engineering processes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

From an engineering perspective, spend some time to clean up your technical debt and embrace modern engineering processes

From a management perspective, please don't drive your engineers to work nights and weekends.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's not what you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Most middle managers are very good, great time off & benefits. Work/Life balance is geared totally towards Life, which at times can be a con.

    Cons

    Promotions and raises are rare. Those that are promoted are often undeserving and promoted only because it is less expensive than paying a competent replacement. Employee moral is low. Top Management has no clue or simply does not care what is going on with their eployees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your competent employees and drop the dead weight, instead of promoting the dead weight and letting your competent employees leave. A dollar per share hit now is better than all of the problems that you are going to have. An ounce of prevention...

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    * Culture is fantastic, people are great
    * Work hard/play hard
    * Respected by my manager and my peers, great atmosphere
    * Ariba hires top notch, sharp, well rounded and diverse employees
    * Benefits are best of the best
    * Market leader in the space
    * My manager supports and advocates his team, fights for resources and visibility
    * I am proud to work for Ariba, I am challenged and rewarded

    Cons

    * Salaries could be more competitive
    * could be a more formal career path (growth) track for some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Quarterly Town Hall meetings are valuable and appreciated, it's valuabe to have access to Senior management to ask questions and get updates on the bigger picture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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