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Helpful (2)

Good experience

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

I worked at Ariba

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Ariba offers a lot of opportunities for flex time. It's a great place to be if you have a family.

Cons

The organization can be siloed. People are not very open unless they are part of the same team. It can be hard to get to know people outside of your team.

Advice to Management

Management should focus on finding easier ways to communicate the complex nature of Ariba's products and services to its customers.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Ok company with boring technology

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    Process oriented (can be a con)
    Good compensation and benefit, 4 weeks vacation + 1 week Christmas break

    Cons

    The company is stuck with 10 year old technology stack with ill-documented proprietary frameworks. What you learn is mostly only applicable to Ariba. Not much interesting stuff is going on. The company is not really innovative. People seem busy but they are not producing much. This is a quite boring place.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to innovate. It's not easy given the budgetary constraints, but as time goes by, the proprietary stuff will only get more out-dated. Company will have hard time attracting and retaining people.


  2. Helpful (11)

    Outdated Technology Stack, Methodologies and Processes

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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